Terry Ryan (ice hockey, born 1977)
January 14, 1977 |
St. John's, NF, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)|
St. John's Maple Leafs
|NHL Draft||8th overall, 1995
Terrence William James Ryan (born January 14, 1977) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. He was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens eighth overall in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft and played eight games with the organization between 1996 and 1999.
Despite his high ranking, Ryan played only 8 games in the NHL over parts of three seasons, all spent with Montreal, failing to register a single point and suffering a career ending ankle injury in 2001 ending his chances at returning to the big leagues. Due to such a short NHL career, Ryan is often considered a draft bust. The majority of his career was spent in the minor professional hockey leagues. He signed in St John's in 1999-2000 to play for hometown Maple Leafs but was never signed by Toronto themselves due to contract conflictions with the Canadiens.
In 2003, 2007, 2009 and 2011 Ryan represented Canada at the ISBHF ball hockey tournament in Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic and Slovakia, respectively. He led the team to a gold medal in '03 and '07, won a silver in 2011, and won a bronze medal representing Canada again at the 2013 Worlds in St John's, NL, his hometown.
Ryan is currently playing Newfoundland Senior hockey with the Clarenville Caribous of the Newfoundland Senior Hockey League.
Terry Ryan, born and raised in Mount Pearl, started playing sports at an early age. Terry's father - Terry Ryan Sr. - played for the Hamilton Red Wings in the OHA before venturing on his own hockey quest that would see him play 5 years of pro hockey highlighted by a year in the WHA with the Minnesota Fighting Saints. In 1991 at 14 years of age, Terry was invited to play Junior “A” hockey for the Quesnel Millionaires in BC for two years, where he won the Top Scorer Award and was selected as a member of the Rocky Mountain League All Star Team.
Terry was also the third overall draft pick in the Western Hockey League Bantam draft by the Tri-City Americans. It was in the Junior Western Hockey League that he was named Rookie of the year in ’93 and Most Improved Player in ‘94. The following year, he won the WHL's Plus-Minus Award, was named Most Spirited Player, and claimed the fourth overall ranking in league scoring (50 goals, 60 assists). In the 1995 NHL draft Terry was the first draft pick for the Montreal Canadiens and the eighth overall pick overall. Terry’s hockey career continued with the Fredericton Canadiens where he was named Rookie of the Year in 1998, claimed second in goals (21) and led the league in fights (34).
In 2000, he won the St. John’s Maple Leafs Humanitarian of the Year Award; in 2003 he led the Orlando Seals with playoff goals (8) which helped them win the league championship; in 2006 he was named Top Scorer for the Avalon East league and the Newfoundland Provincial League; in 2007 Terry played Newfoundland Senior Hockey claiming the title of MVP and Avalon East Top Scorer. In 2008 he played with the Bentley Generals of the Alberta Senior Hockey League winning a silver medal at the Allan Cup and was named Top Scorer.
Ryan is currently playing Newfoundland Senior hockey with the Clarenville Caribous and recently completed a degree - a bachelor of Arts (Folklore/English).
He is set to release his first book, "Tales of a First Round Nothing" in May 2014.
|1996–97||Red Deer Rebels||WHL||16||13||22||35||10||16||18||6||24||32|
|1999–00||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||50||7||17||24||176||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||Long Beach Ice Dogs||IHL||1||0||0||0||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||Colorado Gold Kings||WCHL||31||15||25||40||140||8||6||4||10||34|
- Terry Ryan's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Terry Ryan's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Terry Ryan's player profile at NHL.com
- Amazon.com: Tales of a First-Round Nothing: My Life as an NHL Footnote
- Twitter.com: Terry Ryan
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