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|Description||New Devil forward Brian Boyle probably doesn't remember one particular encounter with forward Miles Wood ,[url=http://www.flyershockeyshop.com/adidas-travis-konecny-jersey]Authentic Travis Konecny jersey[/url], but Wood will never forget.
It came when Wood was still playing high school hockey at Noble & Greenough School in Dedham, Massachusetts. Wood explained he was teammates with one of Boyle's brothers, since the Boyle family is also from New England.
"Which one?" a reporter quipped back to laughs. Boyle is one of 13 siblings, after all.
Wood didn't elaborate on that, but he recalled the elder Boyle coming into skate with the team one day and being awestruck at his presence.
"I was picking up pucks and I walked in (to the locker room) behind him," Wood said. "He probably doesn't remember this story but I do. I looked up to this guy and said 'Oh my God,' because he's 6-5 or whatever."
Boyle still towers over most NHL players with his 6-7, 243-pound frame. So imagine that skating with a bunch of high school teenagers.
Wood's encounter only got better as they entered the locker room.
"He sat down in my stall and I thought it was the coolest thing in the world that a pro hockey player is sitting in my stall," Wood said.
Boyle offered to move, but Wood wasn't having it.
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Wood followed in Boyle's footsteps and played at Boston College before turning pro and joining the Devils last season. Wood has always known the Boyle family, and now he'll get the chance to wear the same uniform as Brian Boyle in the 2017-18 season.
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Jets re-sign Andrew Copp to 2-year contract
The Winnipeg Jets re-signed forward Andrew Copp to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $1 million, according to Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun.
Copp will earn $900,000 in 2017-18 and $1.1 million in 2018-19, per Cap Friendly.
recorded a career-high nine goals and eight assists in 64 games with the Jets last season. He skated mostly in a bottom-six role,Copp, 23, averaging just 12:21 minutes per game.
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