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2019-20 Player in Review: Chris Terry

In his second season in Grand Rapids and 11th as a pro, right wing Chris Terry led the Griffins with 51 points, 21 goals and 30 assists in 57 games.

Regular season stat line

57 GP, 21 goals, 30 assists, 51 points, -17 rating, 32 PIM

Contract Status

Unrestricted free agent

AHL ranks

51 points = 9th
11 power play goals = T6th

Take A Look Back - Chris Terry

By the Numbers:

3 – Terry was named the Griffins’ winner of the IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year award for his outstanding contributions to the Grand Rapids community. He has earned Man of the Year honors during both of his seasons in Grand Rapids and was also named Laval’s recipient in 2017-18. He is the third player to merit multiple Griffins Man of the Year awards, joining Jimmy Howard (2008-09) and Tom McCollum (2014-16, 2018). Read more about his community contributions, including how he helped Kids’ Food Basket and local hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

4 – For the fourth time in as many seasons, Terry led his team in scoring. He posted a league-leading 71 points (32-39—71) in 62 games with the Laval Rocket in 2017-18 and 68 points (30-38—68) in 58 games with the St. John’s IceCaps in 2016-17. During his first season as a Griffin in 2018-19, he led Grand Rapids with 29 goals and 61 points. He followed that up this season by again leading the club in those categories. He’s the first player to pace GR in both points and goals in back-to-back seasons since Michel Picard in 1996-97.

5 – Joined by teammate and captain of the Western Conference all-stars Matt Ford, Terry helped the Central Division reach the championship game at the AHL All-Star Classic on January by totaling three points (1-2—3) over four games in his second all-star appearance as a Griffin, fourth in a row overall and fifth of his career (2012, 2017-20). He became the sixth Griffin ever to be named an all-star in back-to-back years (Matt Lorito 2017-18, Xavier Ouellet 2015-16, Gustav Nyquist 2012-13, Niklas Kronwall 2004-05, Michel Picard 1997-98 in the IHL) and only the third Grand Rapids forward to earn consecutive AHL selections, joining Lorito and Nyquist.

Ford and Terry Show Off Their Skills at the 2020 AHL All-Star Classic

Behind the scenes at the All-Star skill competition

7 – The 5-foot-10, 200-pound winger reached 100 career points as a Griffin when he tallied the secondary assist on Michael Rasmussen’s power play goal at 6:21 of the third period in a 6-2 win vs. Manitoba on Jan. 11. Terry achieved the century mark in his 107th game to tie Slava Butsayev (1999-01) as the seventh-fastest player to hit the milestone.

7/8 – Finishing with 21 goals among 51 points, Terry has racked up 20-plus goals in seven of his nine full AHL seasons and 50-plus points in eight of nine.

Terry 25 black jersey shot
Photo by Sam Iannamico/Griffins.

11 – Terry’s team-high 11 power play goals tied for sixth in the AHL. He added 12 power play assists, placing third on the team, as the Griffins ranked sixth in the league with a power play efficiency of 20.9% (53-for-254).

15 – His 15 points (7-8—15) in 14 November games were the most by a Griffin in any month this season.

300 – Behind a second consecutive three-point game, Terry pocketed his 300th career AHL assist during a 7-4 loss at Manitoba on Nov. 3.

600/100 – The 11th year pro skated in both his 600th AHL game and 100th as a Griffin on Dec. 28 at Milwaukee. His AHL debut came as a member of the Albany River Rats on April 9, 2008 vs. Norfolk Admirals and his Griffins introduction was Oct. 5, 2018 at Texas.


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