2018 Draft: Bode Wilde selected by the New York Islanders

By @MichaelCaples –

DALLAS – He was born in Montreal. He grew up in Birmingham. He moved to Plymouth two years ago.

Sometime soon, he will be moving again.

To New York.

On Saturday, Bode Wilde was selected by the New York Islanders in the second round (No. 41 overall) of the 2018 NHL Draft in Dallas.

Wilde was the USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program Under-18 Team’s leading scorer from the blue line during the 2017-18 season. The defenseman posted 41 total points, and his 12 goals were the most as NTDP blueliner since Justin Faulk posted the same number in 2009-10.

Wilde was committed to the University of Michigan; he confirmed to MiHockey this week that he will not be attending in the fall.

The Saginaw Spirit hold his OHL rights; Wilde will be deciding on his immediate future with his new NHL club soon. He said in his media interviews following his selection that he will be in the OHL next season.

Wilde is a Honeybaked alum who also attended the Total Package Hockey Center of Excellence as a student-athlete.

Stay tuned for more from Dallas…