Another minor league hockey player has decided to take his talents overseas, as Chris Terry has signed with Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod of the KHL. Terry spent the last two seasons with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL, where he has been one of the league’s most consistent scoring threats for some time.
Now 31, Terry was originally selected in the fifth round of the 2007 draft by the Carolina Hurricanes and after some outstanding performances in the OHL, jumped into the professional ranks and never looked back. In his rookie season with the Albany River Rats in 2009-10, he scored 17 goals and 47 points, a sign of what was to come over the next decade. Since then, Terry has posted seasons of 64, 59, 60, 69, 68, 71, 61, and 51 points in the AHL, consistently appearing in the league’s All-Star Game and on the leaderboards. He has received somewhat sporadic opportunities in the NHL, suiting up for 152 games over the years and recording 38 points.
With his latest contract expiring and jobs being tough to come by in North America, Terry will continue his hockey journey in the KHL. It seems likely that the minor league weapon will find success overseas, using his excellent hockey sense and finishing ability to add some scoring to the Torpedo lineup.