Terry makes it three Denver early departures in one day, inks deal with Ducks

Minnesota-Duluth at Denver at Magness Arena, Dec. 10, 2016. (Candace Horgan)
Troy Terry averaged a point per game with Denver, going for 115 points in 115 games in three seasons with the Pioneers (photo: Candace Horgan).

Denver junior forward Troy Terry has signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Anaheim Ducks.

Terry finishes his collegiate career with 115 points (45 goals, 70 assists) in 115 games, tied for 63rd among Denver’s all-time scorers. He also ended his career second in team scoring and eighth in NCAA scoring during the 2017-18 season, logging 48 points (14 goals, 34 assists) in 39 games and leading the team with 34 assists and a plus-21 plus/minus rating.

Terry also earned NCHC Second-Team All-Conference honors this season.

Internationally, Terry was one of four NCAA players selected to play for the United States men’s team at the 2018 Winter Olympics, where he led the Americans with five assists. Terry also helped the U.S. win the gold medal at the 2017 World Junior Championship and the 2015 IIHF World U18 Championship.

All four NCAA players from the Olympic team – Terry, Harvard’s Ryan Donato (Boston), Boston University’s Jordan Greenway (Minnesota) and St. Cloud State’s Will Borgen (Buffalo) – have now signed NHL contracts since their respective seasons ended, all leaving with collegiate eligibility remaining as well.


  1. Not unexpected at all. We Denver fans wish Terry, Borgstrom, and Gambrell the very best. All three are NHL-ready, hopefully will enjoy great careers in the future. Appreciate them sticking around for this year, could have gone last year. It was a pleasure watching them play. Also, wish Tanner Jaillet all the best. He, like Butcher, should have quite a few offers to choose from. This coming year should be interesting how Montgomery handles rebuilding the team to make them a contender.

    • I dislike this time of year. It’s great to see all these young men moving to the next level but I hate to see all the talent that leaves college hockey early.

      • Totally agree with you. This impacts a lot of teams. Unless the NHL changes its’ recruiting rules, we are pretty well stuck with it. The NCAA is really helpless when it comes to players leaving.


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