Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell released the following statement with the news:
“Kyle is a big, puck-moving defenseman. He’s a couple years younger than Trevor, and will have time to continue to develop on Charlotte’s blueline. We thank Trevor for his contributions to our organization and wish him the best in San Jose.”
Wood, 23, was a third-round draft pick of the Colorado Avalanche in the 2014 NHL Draft and has since played for the AHL affiliates of the Arizona Coyotes and the San Jose Sharks. He served as an alternate captain for San Jose’s AHL affiliate last season and recorded 35 points in 68 games. In 187 AHL games, he has 23 goals and 97 points. He has yet to make his NHL debut.
Carrick, who turned 25 in July, was an unsigned RFA. Across 347 career AHL games with the Charlotte Checkers, he scored 40 goals and had 181 points. He had 12 points in 16 Calder Cup playoff games this season. He served as an alternate captain with Charlotte each of the past three seasons and has played in four NHL games since being draft in the fourth round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
The official news release from the team is below:
Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired defenseman Kyle Wood from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for defenseman Trevor Carrick.
”Kyle is a big, puck-moving defenseman,” said Waddell. ”He’s a couple years younger than Trevor, and will have time to continue to develop on Charlotte’s blueline. We thank Trevor for his contributions to our organization and wish him the best in San Jose.”
Wood, 23, spent the 2018-19 season with the San Jose Barracudas of the American Hockey League (AHL), ranking second among team defensemen in assists (29) and points (35) while serving as the team’s alternate captain. The Waterloo, Ont., native has appeared in 187 career AHL games with Springfield, Tucson and San Jose, totaling 23 goals and 74 assists (97 points). Colorado’s third-round selection, 84th overall, in the 2014 NHL Draft, Wood was selected to the 2017 AHL All-Star Game and the 2016-17 AHL All-Rookie team during his first full professional season, registering 43 points (14g, 29a) in 68 games with Tucson.