UPDATE: The Anaheim Ducks have confirmed they have signed Troy Terry to a 3 year entry level contract. He will likely make his NHL debut Tuesday night in Vancouver. As soon as he does, the first year of his contract will burn off.
OFFICIAL: We’ve signed Troy Terry (@troyterry1997) to a three-year, entry-level contract! pic.twitter.com/VXLEFR2ea7— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) March 26, 2018
TSN Insider Darren Dreger is reporting that the Anaheim Ducks 2015 5th round draft pick (#148 overall) Troy Terry will sign with the team by tonight.
Troy Terry expected to sign with the Anaheim Ducks at some point today/tonight.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) March 26, 2018
The Highlands Ranch, Colorado native and University of Denver star was overlooked by many due to average point numbers in the USHL and his first season in the NCAA as well as his relatively small size, thus allowing Anaheim to pick him up in the 5th round in 2015.
His stock exploded, however, in 2016 when Terry became a household name in the hockey world after his shootout performances in the 2016 World Junior Championship lifted Team USA to a win over Russia and again in the finals against Canada to capture gold in the tournament.
Ever since then, he’s taken his game to the next level, scoring 45 points (22G, 23A) in 25 games in the 2016-2017 season and contributing to an NCAA title and continuing that success with 48 points (14G, 34A) in 39 games this season.
Terry also had the opportunity to represent the U.S. in the Olympics in South Korea this year where he had 5 assists in 5 games in what ended up being the most talented line for the Americans with linemate Ryan Donato.
With the University of Denver being eliminated from the NCAA Men’s Hockey Tournament yesterday, Terry became eligible to sign a professional contract with the Ducks.