Sunday, January 22, 2017

BC's Wood Tallies Two for New Jersey

Miles Wood (Boston College) posted the first two-goal game of his burgeoning NHL career on Saturday night, as the visiting New Jersey Devils defeated the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-1.

Wood tallied the Devils’ third and fourth goals in the victory, his sixth and seventh goals of the 2016-17 campaign. His first score came late in the second period on a rush from center ice, before he finished off the night with a power-play goal in front in the final frame. Kyle Palmieri (Notre Dame) notched the game-winning goal for New Jersey, while Keith Kinkaid (Union) made 35 saves.

Wood, the son of former Yale University standout and longtime NHL player Randy Wood, played one year at BC, tallying 10 goals and 25 assists for 35 points in 37 games last season in helping the Eagles to the 2016 NCAA Frozen Four in Tampa. Drafted 100th overall by New Jersey in 2013, he has 7-3—10 points in 29 NHL appearances this season, all with the Devils, along with 3-3—6 points in 14 games with their minor-league affiliate in Albany (AHL).

A product of the Noble and Greenough (MA) School, Wood made his professional debut in the Devils’ 2015-16 NHL regular season finale against Toronto.

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