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Wood gets his NHL deal

The 6'5" defenceman inks three-year entry level contract.

A number of sources including “General Fanager" and “Today’s Slapshot" reported late last night that Battalion defenceman Kyle Wood signed an entry level deal with the Arizona Coyotes.  

Originally drafted in the third round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche, Wood was traded at the deadline as part of a deal that saw the Avs acquire impending UFA Mikkel Boedker. 

Wood’s deal was confirmed on Saturday evening, when the league granted approval for the three-year deal worth an annual average of $717,500. 

He’ll be eligible to join the club, or the AHL’s Springfield Falcons, at the end of his OHL post-season with the North Bay Battalion. 

Despite missing 19 games due to a wrist injury, Wood netted eight goals and 39 points through 49 games this year to finish the regular season as the second-highest scoring blue liner on the team. 

Wood and the Battalion are back on the ice Sunday afternoon for Game two of their best of seven series against the Peterborough Petes.  The Troops lead the series 1-0.  Puck drop is set for 2 p.m. at Memorial Gardens.  

The news comes on the heels of leading scorer Mike Amadio inking an entry level deal with the LA Kings on March 13th.