Late-bloomer Troy Terry builds on skill set to advance pro career with Anaheim Ducks

ANAHEIM, CA – The hands were obvious to anyone who saw Troy Terry play hockey at a young age.

What observers may have overlooked were his head and his heart, and those are big reasons why the Highlands Ranch product has an excellent chance to stay in the NHL with the Anaheim Ducks in his second full professional season.

“Troy is ultra-competitive, and Troy expects himself to be a difference maker,” said Jim Montgomery, his college coach at the University of Denver and now the Dallas Stars’ head coach. “He wants to be on the ice in the big moments. He wants to make plays and believes he’s going to make plays. That’s why excelled at the World Junior Championships and during our national championship run (in 2017).