2005-06: Chris Terry played for Plymouth Whalers of the OHL. He scored 9 goals with 19 assists with 72 PIM and was -4 in 64 games. In ll playoff games for the Whalers, he scored 3 goals with 2 assists.
2006-07: Terry returned to Plymouth and scored 22 goals with 44 assists in 68 games. Terry also produced in the postseason, finishing with 8 goals and 18 assists and was +8 in 20 games.
2007-08: Terry, after attending camp with the Hurricanes, returned to Plymouth and had a career-year. He lead Plymouth in goals (44), assists (57) and points (101), and was second in penalty minutes (107) and plus/minus (+12). He was especially good in specialty situations – scoring 13 goals on the play and 4 short handed. While Plymouth was swept in four games by eventual OHL Champs and Memorial Cup runners up Kitchener in the first round of the playoffs, Terry scored 4 goals with 3 assists to lead the Whalers. Terry made his pro hockey debut following the OHL playoffs, appearing in one game with AHL Albany and practicing with the team at the end of the year.
2008-09: Terry once again was returned to Plymouth and despite a mid-season bout with mononucleosis had another strong season for the Whalers. In 53 regular season games, he scored 39 goals with 55 assists with 75 PIM and was +25 on the season. Eight of his goals came on the power play. In 11 OHL playoff games, he scored 7 goals with 9 assists.
face="Arial">2009-10:Terry enjoyed a solid AHL rookie season with Albany. Despite being one of the younger and smaller players for the River Rats, Terry was second on the River Rats in scoring with 17 goals and 30 assists in 80 games and was +12 with 47 PIM. In the playoffs, Terry scored 2 goals with 4 assists.
2010-11: Terry was the second-leading scorer for AHL Charlotte in his second season in the Hurricanes' organization. In 80 games he scored a team-leading 34 goals with 30 assists. Terry was particularly effective on the power play, scoring 10 of his 34 goals with the man-advantage. He also had 2 short-handed goals and was -4 plus/minus with 52 PMs. In the AHL playoffs, he tied for the team lead with six goals while adding three assists and finishing -7 in 16 games.
2011-12: Terry was the leading scorer for Carolina AHL affiliate Charlotte in his third pro season. He skated in 74 games for the Checkers, missing two November games after receiving a suspension for skating into goalie Joey MacDonald. He scored 16 goals with a career-high 43 assists and was minus-15 with 67 penalty minutes. Charlotte finished third in the Midwest Division; one point out of an AHL playoff spot. The Checkers' representative in the AHL All-Star Game, Terry was tendered a qualifying offer by the Hurricanes in June 2012 and was re-signed to a one-year contract in July.
2012-13: Chris Terry made his NHL debut after nearly four full seasons in the AHL and scored a goal in his first game on March 5th against New Jersey. That was his only point in three games with Carolina and he was an even plus/minus, averaging 9:36 minutes of ice time. Terry was the leading scorer for Hurricanes AHL affiliate Charlotte for the second straight season – scoring 25 goals with 35 assists in 70 games and was +1 with 40 penalty minutes. The Checkers finished second in the South Division and lost to third-place Oklahoma City in a first round playoff series. Terry scored 2 goals with 2 assists and was -3 with 8 penalty minutes in five playoff games.
A bit smaller than the protypical goal scoring forward, Terry gets by on a keen understanding of the offensive game and the ability to anticipate opportunities. He is a reliable and versatile player who can play either wing or center. He will have to improve his skating and add some bulk if he is going to compete on a nightly basis at the NHL level. His production at the AHL level was encouraging.
While some are giving Terry a shot to make the Hurricanes out of camp this year, it is more likely that'll spend at least some time with Charlotte in the AHL this season. Long-term, his future as a pro is probably more tied to being an all-around player who contributes at both ends of the ice rather than an elite goal scorer.