Unfortunately, Chris Terry didn’t get the win he deserved on his birthday, but we will concentrate on more happy facts for now. The Checkers’ winger turns 23 years old today and I am excited to give him his first birthday tribute from Cardiac Cane.
#25 was drafted by the Plymouth Whalers in the 2005 OHL draft in the 2nd round, 29th overall and proved a worthy pick. The Whalers won the J. Ross Robertson Cup in 2007 and Terry contributed 66 points in 68 regular season games and 18 points in 20 playoff contests. As road captain during the following season, Mr. Chris captured 44 goals and 57 assists including 7 points in 4 playoff games.
His 2008-09 season with Plymouth was one for the record books. As captain, he gained an impressive 94 points (39 g, 55a) in 53 games. Oh, but he didn’t end there. Terry went on to get 16 points in 11 playoff contests. Those statistics earned him the second leading scorer in the OHL. He was also honored with the Mickey Renaud Captain Trophy for leadership and the Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy for his humanitarian efforts.
In total, Terry snagged 253 points over 289 games in the OHL which was highest in the team’s history. Impressive indeed.
The Brampton, Ontario native was drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2007 NHL entry draft in the 5th round and 132 overall. On May 29, 2009, he signed a 3-year entry level contract with the Canes. He made his professional debut with the Albany River Rats on April 9, 2008.
He joined the Albany for the full 2009-10 season and scored 17 talllies and 30 helpers in a span of 80 games. He also contributed 6 point in 8 playoff games. The River Rats moved to Charlotte to the pleasure of caniacs and Terry had a terrific showing in 80 games with 34 goals and 30 assists. He also had 9 points in 16 games in the hunt for the Calder Cup. He finished 1st in the team and 3rd in the league in goals. Stick tap to the birthday boy.
Chris Terry is definitely deserving of some killer gifts as he continues to shine in Carolina. This season, Terry has 15 goals and 42 assists, including 3 power play and a shorthanded goal, over 69 games. He also played in the AHL All-Star game this year. It is my pleasure to bestow him with these, although sincere, fake birthday gifts:
- A magic menu with the tastiest steak, most delicious pepperoni pizza, sushi from Nikko’s or anything from Black Finn. All he has to do is point to an item and it will appear no matter where he is located.
- A rescue golden retriever that not only lives with him but accompanies him on road trips (nanny provided). Zach Boychuk seems like a cuddler, but I think a furry baby is more fitting.
- I’d like to grant him on spot on Dancing with the Stars as I hear he has moves off the ice as well.
- Since his equipment was voted one of the stinkiest on the team, I grant him laundry fresh smelling equipment for all his days.
- A lifetime supply of Thin Mint cookies…feel free to share with me.
- Last, but certainly not least, a long career consumed with success, pristine health, and happiness.
We are certainly thankful of Chris Terry’s hard work and wish him a very, very happy birthday! Be sure to give him a follow on Twitter at @ChrisTerry25.