Troy Terry


Highlands Ranch Colorado

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5th round (148th overall), 2015


161 lbs.

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2012-13: Troy Terry played for the Colorado Thunderbirds Tier 1 U16 team. He scored 14 goals with 35 assists and 6 penalty minutes in 41 regular season games. In two playoff games he had no points nor penalties. He was selected by Indiana in the third round (44th overall) in the 2013 USHL Futures Draft. 

2013-14: Terry appeared in his first USHL game, skating for the Indiana Ice in a game against Cedar Rapids in January, and played for the Colorado Thunderbirds U16 team. He had no points nor penalties in his only game with the Ice. Terry scored 16 goals with 25 assists and no penalties in 31 games for Colorado. He played four international contests with the USA U17 team, scoring 2 goals with 5 assists. With Indiana suspending operations after winning the Clark Cup, the Lincoln Stars obtained the rights to Terry in May. 

2014-15: Terry joined the USA Hockey National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor — skating for the NTDP U18 team — and was part of the USA’s gold medal-winning U18 team at the 2015 World Junior Championship in April. In 25 USHL games with the NTDP squad he scored 6 goals with 8 assists and was +3 with 4 penalty minutes. Overall, he was the team’s seventh-leading scorer, tallying 19 goals with 25 assists and 8 penalty minutes in 66 games. In seven games for the USA at the WJC he scored 3 goals with 2 assists and was +3 with no penalties. The USA defeated Finland, 2-1, in overtime in the gold medal game. Terry skated for Team Olczyk in the 2014 USA Hockey All-American Top Prospects Game and was ranked 107th amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings. He was selected by Anaheim in the fifth round (148th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft. 

Talent Analysis

Terry is a long-range project who will likely use most of his NCAA eligibility at Denver before being ready for professional hockey. An undersized forward who skates well, he has solid stick skills but is still working to refine his game. Making the jump directly from the USA National Team Development Program to college hockey as an 18-year-old, he has played a regular role for the Pioneers. Troy has been sound in a lower line role while chipping in at times offensively.


Terry is playing for the University of Denver as a freshman in 2015-16. One of the younger players in college hockey — having done directly from the NTDP program without playing a year of junior hockey — he has not looked out of place. Terry has been solid in his first year but scouts feel there is more to come as he gets acclimated to the higher level of play. At the pro level he projects as a solid second or third line center — provided he continues to add size and strength and learns to read the positional game.

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