Dody Wood

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Dody Wood
Born (1972-05-08) May 8, 1972 (age 45)
Chetwynd, British Columbia
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for San Jose Sharks
Kansas City Blades
Albany River Rats
NHL Draft 45th overall, 1991
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 1992–2004

Darin Michael "Dody" Wood (born March 18, 1972) is a retired ice hockey left winger drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the 3rd round, 45th overall in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. He suited up for 106 NHL games with the San Jose Sharks before being traded to the New Jersey Devils on December 7, 1997. He was later assigned to the Albany River Rats for the remainder of the 97-98 season. In September 2000, he signed as a free agent by the Vancouver Canucks.

Wood also played with the IHL's Kansas City Blades, where he was voted Most Popular Player two times as well as winning Community Service Awards. He wore number 16 in his first stint with the team (1992–1995), and 13 when he returned (1998) because someone else already had 16, but returned to 16 later on. He also suited up for a few games for the Memphis RiverKings of the CHL as well as the Dayton Bombers in the 2003-2004 season.

In his time with San Jose, Dody Wood went toe-to-toe with popular enforcer Tie Domi. The fight occurred in Domi's final season with the Winnipeg Jets. Dody was considered a strong opponent against Tie Domi. In fact, the brawl between the two was one of the few fights Domi had lost.[1] Wood was considered an enforcer as well. He participated in several fights throughout his professional career, these include fights with: Jim Paek (1993), Donald Brashear (1997), and Scott Walker (1997).[2]

Wood continued his hockey career after the NHL by playing for a senior league, the Horse Lake Thunder of the North Peace Hockey League[3] and eventually playing for the Allan Cup.[4] The league included many players that played with Wood in his NHL career including "Vancouver Canuck and Montreal Canadien Gino Odjick, former Calgary Flames fighter Sasha [The Masha] Lakovic and his brother Greg Lakovic, and Theo Fleury's cousin Todd Holt".[3] Here, Dody Wood was referred to a the "former San Jose tough guy".[3] Several articles note the irony of "Odjick, Lakovic and Wood banding together in a league with the word 'Peace' in its title"[3]

Personal[edit]

Wood learned to skate at the age of five, after his parents enrolled him in the Little Giant Figure Skating Club. A year later, Wood was enrolled into Chetwynd's Minor Hockey Association.

Wood has 3 children: a son Bayley (1997) from his previous marriage as well as twin daughters Zarah and Zinia (2007) from his second marriage.

More currently, Wood is "coaching the CDMHA's Midget Giants 2012-2013". Wood states he is volunteering for the "very association that taught him the 'love of the game'".[5]

Because Wood is from Chetwynd, British Columbia, he is of Saulteau[6] First Nations ancestry.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "A Synopsis of the Career of Tie Domi - Fried Chicken's Hockey Fight Site - Powered by FusionBB". 
  2. ^ SingerNet. "Dody Wood". 
  3. ^ a b c d http://search.proquest.com/docview/330251005 Natives give Fleury another shot at glory:: [All But Toronto Edition] Spector, Mark. National Post [Don Mills, Ont]06 Jan 2005: B9 Front.
  4. ^ "Allan Cup". www.hockeycanada.ca. Retrieved 2017-03-25. 
  5. ^ "Chetwynd & District Minor Hockey Association (Design, Hosting, Registration & Administration tools by esportsdesk.com)". www.cdmha.com. Retrieved 2017-03-17. 
  6. ^ "Saulteau First Nations". Saulteau First Nations. Retrieved 2017-03-17. 

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