Brendan Woods (LW)
Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Carolina on 4/10/13.
Personal: Father, Bob Woods, played professionally in the AHL, IHL and ECHL, and won a Calder Cup in 2009 as head coach of the Hershey Bears. He currently serves as head coach and general manager of the WHL's Saskatoon Blades.
2014-15: Completed his second professional season and second with the Checkers while also appearing at the NHL level for the first time … Set career highs in games played (68), goals (13), assists (17), points (30) and penalty minutes (101) … Tied for fourth on the team in scoring … Ranked fourth in goals and tied for fifth in assists … Ranked third in penalty minutes … Fought Anthony Bitetto in the Checkers’ first game of the season at MIL (10/10) … Assisted on Ben Holmstrom’s overtime winner at CHI (10/12) … Assisted on the Checkers’ only goal of the game and recorded a career-high 12 penalty minutes (hooking, misconduct – unsportsmanlike conduct) vs. GR (10/18) … Scored his first goal of the season, the first shorthanded marker of his career, to open the scoring vs. TEX (11/10) … Netted his second shorthanded goal of the season and picked up a fighting major vs. NOR (12/2) … Marked his first career multi-goal game, including his second consecutive “Teddy Toss” goal and the game winner, to give him goals in consecutive games for the first time in his career in a 2-1 victory vs. IA (12/6) … Earned his first NHL recall on 12/22 and made his debut with Carolina the following night at NJ (12/23) … Reassigned to Charlotte after the game on 12/23, recalled again on 12/26 and fired two shots in his second NHL game at TB (12/27) … Reassigned to Charlotte for the remainder of the season on 12/28 … Had his first-ever multi-assist game with a pair of helpers in his return to the Checkers lineup in a 4-2 loss at OKC (12/31) … Scored the game-winning goal with 5:55 remaining in a 2-1 victory at GR (1/9) … Recorded a goal and an assist in a 3-2 shootout victory at RFD (1/13) … Suffered an upper-body injury vs. OKC (1/23) and missed the next six games … Had the lone assist on Justin Shugg’s overtime winner at HAM (2/28) … Marked his second two-goal game of the season, giving him three in his last two games, on a career-high eight shots on goal at SA (3/17) … Assisted on the game-winning goal in consecutive games at IA (3/22) and at NOR (3/25) … Had a pair of helpers in the final game of the season at GR (4/18).