Kyle Wood, 16, of Waterloo, Ontario, has signed an Education Contract with the Brampton Battalion of the Ontario Hockey League. Wood is a 6’4” 205 pound defenseman who plays an offensive style combined with his big body and maximizes both assets to create a complete package on the blueline.
Wood was played last year for the Waterloo Wolves AAA Minor Midget team, and scored 15 goals and added 34 assists while accumulating 80 penalty minutes and was named best defenseman and best playoff performer for the Wolves. Wood played 7 games for the Junior B Waterloo Siskins as well, and recorded two assists. Wood was selected by Brampton in the 3rd Round of the Ontario Priority Selection in 2012.
“Kyle is a big, mobile defenseman who moves well for a big man and has great vision. His size creates a lot of space for him, which complements his keen offensive abilities,” said Turning Point Hockey Director Darcy Tucker, “Kyle brings so many different tools to the table along with his considerable size and has so many ways to contribute, that I see nothing but a very bright future in the game for this young man.”
“Seeing Kyle for the first time last October, the first thing that struck me was his size, but then you see how well he handles the puck and passes the puck and has that vision to make plays, there was no doubt in my mind about his abilities and potential,” said Turning Point Executive Director Carlos Sosa.
Wood is currently participating in his first OHL training camp with the Battalion and taking in the entire experience as he works towards making the team. Turning Point wishes to congratulate Kyle, his parents Joe and Tracey Wood, on his achievements and will be monitoring his progress throughout the 2012-13 season.