Haydn Wootton progressed through the junior ranks in Kent to under 16s level before moving to the nearby Lee Valley Lions for 2012/13. Over two seasons he represented the Alexandra Palace based outfit at under 16s and under 18s before securing an NIHL South Division 1 berth with the London Raiders come 2014/15. On a two-way deal with the Guildford Phoenix under 18s, the skater made a handful of appearances in the NIHL’s top tier whilst spending the majority of their his representing the junior side. Last season Dynamos Head Coach Kevin Parrish then invited the young forward back to the club that had previously been his home with Wootton maintaining their two-way deal in Guildford.
In 2015/16 Haydn Wootton wore the ‘A’ of alternate captain for the Guildford under 18s and featured 18 times whilst notching 15 goals and 23 assists for 38 points along the way. He amassed another 22 for the under 20s – finding the twine 6 times whilst teeing up his teammates for 16 more to help his side to a top placed finish in the league. Meanwhile he too claimed his first assist in the NIHL South’s top tier in the same game as his brother – at home against the Milton Keynes Thunder in the final month of 2015 in one of his 17 Dynamos appearances.
“ Haydn is a very promising player with a very promising career ahead of him so we’re very pleased he is back at the club for 2016/17. Both Haydn and his brother Taylor had the option of continuing to split their time between the Dynamos and the under 20s at Guildford but both have made the decision to commit to the Mos full time this season. They had excellent years with their junior clubs last term and brought plenty of energy to the ice when they dressed for us throughout the year. Their potential is there for all to see and both Taylor and Haydn are up for the challenge of now making that step up to the NIHL South’s top tier full time”.