ANAHEIM, CA — Troy Terry arrived to the Anaheim Ducks with much fanfare thanks to a stellar amateur career, and with a recently-inked three-year, $4.35 million extension, he will have plenty of opportunities to make good on his potential.
The deal itself, although not lucrative by NHL standards, does provide Terry with a considerable pay bump as someone who has bounced between the big club and the minors. Previously on a two-way contract, which meant a $70,000 salary in the AHL, the 22-year-old will now be paid well over a million dollars a year regardless of what league he plays in for the next three seasons. Not bad at all for a player with just 28 points and 81 NHL games to his name. Clearly, the Ducks’ front office is confident that he can develop into much more than those totals would indicate. When looking at a few key areas of growth in his game, that confidence becomes perfectly understandable.