Boston College freshman forward Miles Wood has signed a three-year entry level contract with the New Jersey Devils, ending his college eligibility. Wood's contract begins this current season, meaning he is likely to make his NHL debut in New Jersey's final game of the season on Saturday against Toronto. Wood was a fourth round pick, 100th overall by the Devils in 2013.
Wood scored 10-25-35 in 37 games as a rookie for the Eagles and was a punishing, physical two-way presence for the Eagles all season. We recently ranked Wood as the 17th-best NHL prospect in the NCAA this past season:
Wood is a nightmare for opponent's to play against. He's a very solid, muscular 6-1 185 lbs. and uses that size, along with his tremendous speed to hit opponents frequently. He's always involved in the play and never afraid to go to the dirty, physical areas of the ice. He'd be perfect as a third line wing at the NHL level, but showed enough offensive skill that he could contribute as more of a second line type at the NHL level.
Wood joins BC teammate Steve Santini as the second Boston College player to leave early following the Eagles semifinal loss to Quinnipiac on Thursday.