Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Randy Wood
Not many Ivy Leaguers make it all the way to the NHL, but that's exactly what Randy Wood accomplished, playing 12 years in the NHL. Wood was a free agent signing out of Yale when he signed with the New York Islanders in 1986. In that first season he played in six games, scoring a goal and an assist. In 1987-88, Wood dressed for 75 games with the Isles, contributing 22 goals and 16 assists. In the following three years, Wood managed to play in at least 74 games each year and had two 24-goal seasons.

In 1991-92, Wood was sent upstate to the Buffalo Sabres where he enjoyed another three years of success. Wood also made notable contributions to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1995 and 1996 before travelling south to join the Dallas Stars. His tenacious grinding style was the perfect weapon for coaches looking to neutralize the other team's top scorers.

Wood finished his NHL career where it started, back on Long Island with the Islanders. He suited up for 65 games in 1996-97, scoring six goals and five assists.

Wood retired having played in 741 games, scoring 175 goals, 159 assists and 334 points.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1982-83 Yale University Bulldogs ECAC 26 5 14 19 10
1983-84 Yale University Bulldogs ECAC 18 7 7 14 10
1984-85 Yale University Bulldogs ECAC 32 25 28 53 23
1985-86 Yale University Bulldogs ECAC 31 25 30 55 26
1985-86 United States WEC-A 4 0 0 0 4
1986-87 New York Islanders NHL 6 1 0 1 4 -1 13 1 3 4 14
1986-87 Springfield Indians AHL 75 23 24 47 57
1987-88 New York Islanders NHL 75 22 16 38 80 -2 5 1 0 1 6
1987-88 Springfield Indians AHL 1 0 1 1 0
1988-89 New York Islanders NHL 77 15 13 28 44 -18
1988-89 Springfield Indians AHL 1 1 1 2 0
1988-89 United States WEC-A 10 1 1 2 6
1989-90 New York Islanders NHL 74 24 24 48 39 -10 5 1 1 2 4
1990-91 New York Islanders NHL 76 24 18 42 45 -12
1991-92 United States Can-Cup 3 0 2 2 0
1991-92 New York Islanders NHL 8 2 2 4 21 -3
1991-92 Buffalo Sabres NHL 70 20 16 36 65 -9 7 2 1 3 6
1992-93 Buffalo Sabres NHL 82 18 25 43 77 +6 8 1 4 5 4
1993-94 Buffalo Sabres NHL 84 22 16 38 71 +11 6 0 0 0 0
1994-95 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 48 13 11 24 34 +7 7 2 0 2 6
1995-96 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 46 7 9 16 36 -4
1995-96 Dallas Stars NHL 30 1 4 5 26 -11
1996-97 New York Islanders NHL 65 6 5 11 61 -7
NHL Totals 741 175 159 334 603 51 8 9 17 40


ECAC Second All-Star Team (1985)
ECAC First All-Star Team (1986)
NCAA East Second All-Star Team (1986)
Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, September 17, 1986. Traded to Buffalo by NY Islanders with Pat LaFontaine, Randy Hillier and NY Islanders' 4th round pick (Dean Melanson) in 1992 NHL Draft for Pierre Turgeon, Uwe Krupp, Benoit Hogue and Dave McLlwain, October 25, 1991. Claimed by Toronto from Buffalo in Waiver Draft, January 18, 1995. Traded to Dallas by Toronto with Benoit Hogue for Dave Gagner and Dallas' 6th round pick (Dmitri Yakushin) in 1996 NHL Draft, January 29, 1996. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, October 2, 1996.
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