|Prior to 2009-10, Woods coached Washington’s AHL affiliate from 2007-09, taking over as head coach of Hershey Bears Boudreau was hired by the Capitals on Nov. 22, 2007. In 2008-09, Woods guided Hershey to a Calder Cup championship, defeating the Manitoba Moose in six games. That season, he led the club to the top seed in the Eastern Conference with a 49-21-8 regular season record. In his two seasons as an AHL head coach (145 games), Woods compiled an 83-47-15 record in the regular season and a 17-10 record in the Calder Cup Playoffs. In addition, Woods served as assistant coach with Hershey under Boudreau in 2006 when the club captured the Calder Cup championship after posting a 44-21-15 record in the regular season. The club had an AHL-best 51-17-12 in 2006-07. Woods is the only player in Hershey’s 71-year history to win a Calder Cup as a player (1997), assistant coach (2006) and head coach (2009).
A native of Leroy, Saskatchewan, Woods retired from professional hockey in 2001 and became Head Coach of the Mississippi Sea Wolves of the ECHL. From 2001-05, he compiled a 169-94-25 regular-season record with the Sea Wolves, a span that included four trips to the playoffs and two conference finals appearances. Selected by New Jersey in the 10th round (201st overall) of the 1988 NHL Entry Draft, Woods played 13 seasons of professional hockey, including 10 in the ECHL and was a player/assistant coach with Mississippi from 1998-2001. He was a member of the 1999 Kelly Cup championship team that was coached by Boudreau.