The Anaheim Ducks are working on getting younger and Troy Terry is a key part of that transition. Terry spent the majority of his season in the NHL this year and while his numbers didn’t stand out, there’s a good chance we see increased production from him next season.
Terry averaged four goals 15 points in 47 games, a pace of seven goals and 26 points per 82 games. However, a key stat to note is that Terry’s shooting percentage was just 5.5 per cent this season, the lowest of any forward still with the Ducks who played more than 15 games in the season. The Ducks also had a shooting percentage of just 7.6 per cent while Terry was on the ice, which was lower for Terry than every other regular player on the team except Max Jones.
We saw Terry double his shots per game average from last season and he also had the highest expected goals for percentage of any forward still with the Ducks. Essentially, Terry has been able to create offense but hasn’t been able to convert on chances and neither were his teammates while he was on the ice. Chances are that he won’t be as unlucky next season and his production increases as a result.
We even saw increased production by Terry from the end of November onwards, where he had 11 points in his final 24 games, with a ridiculously low shooting percentage of 4.5 per cent, while averaging close to two shots per game in that stretch. He played 12:43 at even strength this season but it’s likely that he gets more ice time next season. Terry was sent down just after Ondrej Kase was traded, who was playing more than most wingers on the team. It’s likely that with Kase gone and Terry having more experience, he’ll be getting a bit of a larger role next season. As a result, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Terry reach around 40-50 points next season.
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Here’s today’s poll question (results and discussion will be posted in a future article):
How many points do you expect from Troy Terry next season?