Former Battalion star defender Kyle Wood is on the move again. This time right across the country.
Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired defenseman Kyle Wood from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for defenseman Trevor Carrick.
"Kyle is a big, puck-moving defenseman," said Waddell in a release.
"He's a couple of years younger than Trevor and will have time to continue to develop on Charlotte's blueline. We thank Trevor for his contributions to our organization and wish him the best in San Jose."
Wood, 23, spent the 2018-19 season with the San Jose Barracudas of the American Hockey League (AHL), ranking second among team defensemen in assists (29) and points (35) while serving as the team's alternate captain.
The Waterloo, ON product has appeared in 187 career AHL games with Springfield, Tucson and San Jose, totaling 23 goals and 74 assists (97 points).
Wood was Colorado's third-round selection, 84th overall, in the 2014 NHL Draft, but the following year he was traded to the Arizona Coyotes.
The Coyotes then shipped Wood to San Jose in the summer of 2018 for forward Adam Helewka.
Wood was selected to the 2017 AHL All-Star Game and the 2016-17 AHL All-Rookie team during his first full professional season, registering 43 points (14g, 29a) in 68 games with Tucson.