The Sharks traded Wood to the Hurricanes in exchange for Trevor Carrick on Tuesday. Wood spent the entirety of 2018-19 campaign with AHL San Jose, notching six goals and 35 points in 68 games. That's pretty impressive production for a towering 6-foot-7 blueliner, so he may still be capable of carving out an NHL gig in the future. For now, he'll have to settle for a prominent role with AHL Charlotte.
Wood re-signed with the Sharks on a one-year, two-way contract with San Jose on Thursday which will pay him $700,000 at the NHL level, CapFriendly reports. Drafted by the Avalanche in the third round of the 2014 NHL Draft, Wood played for AHL San Jose last year. In 68 contests, the defenseman tallied six goals and 29 helpers. Given the depth of the Sharks' blue line, the 23-year-old may be hard pressed to make an NHL appearance in 2019-20.
The Sharks extended Wood a qualifying offer Tuesday. Wood spent the entirety of the 2018-19 season in the minors, picking up six goals and 35 points in 68 contests. All signs point to the 23-year-old once again sticking with AHL San Jose during the upcoming campaign.
The Coyotes traded Wood to the Sharks in exchange for Adam Helewka on Thursday. Wood has spent the last two campaigns with AHL Tucson, totaling 17 goals and 62 points in 117 contests. The 2014 third-round pick will likely get an opportunity to compete for the Sharks' seventh defenseman spot in training camp, but he won't have enough of an impact in 2018-19 to establish himself as a viable fantasy option.
Wood is an option for the Coyotes, who have lost highly touted defenseman Jakob Chychrun to a knee injury for an indefinite period of time, Arizona Sports reports. The 'Yotes signed Wood to a three-year, entry-level contract this past March. Listed at 6-foot-5 and 235 pounds, he's an imposing presence from the back line, and is fresh off a season with the AHL's Roadrunners that included 43 points (14 goals, 29 assists) in 68 games. However, he turned in a minus-23 rating that same year, suggesting that his own-zone play needs refining. For now, fantasy owners should at least consider the 2014 third-round pick -- originally drafted by the Avalanche -- as a potential keeper option.
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