The Anaheim Ducks announced on Tuesday that forward Troy Terry has re-signed with the club. The contract is good for three years, carrying him through the 2022-23 season. The deal’s cap hit is reported to be $1.45 million. Although Terry’s salary will be staggered, paying him $1.35 million, $1.45 million, and $1.55 million in each year respectively.
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Troy Terry Re-Signs with Anaheim
Terry was set to become a restricted free agent when the off-season finally arrived. His lack of NHL experience, though, would’ve left him as a 10.2-clause RFA, meaning he could not go to arbitration or sign an offer sheet. This strong-armed negotiations a tad, although Terry did manage a reasonable cap hit.
Terry has been a mixed bag since being drafted by Anaheim in the fifth round of the 2015 NHL Draft. He played for the USNTDP in the year prior to being drafted, tallying a strong 68 points in 91 games, combining his totals between international play and the USHL. This included a five-point performance in seven games during the 2015 World Juniors, which created plenty of stir.
Following his draft year, Terry moved to the University of Denver. His freshman year was a bit underwhelming but he managed to record over a point-per-game for both his sophomore and junior season; 45 points in 35 games and 48 points in 39 games respectively. They were again strong performances that only increased excitement around the young forward.
But Terry hasn’t pleased fans since making his jump to professional hockey. His rookie season, the 2018-19 campaign, saw him record 13 points in 32 NHL games. This put him at a 33-point pace. He also tallied 41 points in 41 AHL games that year. Terry did much of the same this season. He ended the year with 15 points in 47 NHL games and 16 points in 14 AHL games.
While it may be a bit backwards, given his fifth-round selection at the draft, expectations for Terry were high as he moved to Anaheim. He has yet to satisfy fans, though. But a strong AHL season and promising potential was enough to earn him an admirable contract extension, as Anaheim clings on to the hope that he can become the top-nine forward they had hoped for.