Inducted: 2024

Terry made his mark in hockey from sea to shining sea. Terry Ryan Jr. boldly left his Mount Pearl home at the age of 13 to play junior hockey in British Columbia and chase the Canadian dream.

A major junior star in the Western Hockey League with the Tri City Americans, Ryan accumulated 212 points over three seasons.  Terry’s best season saw him score 50 goals and add 60 assists. He was drafted 8th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in 1995, and today he remains the highest NHL drafted Newfoundlander and Labradorian.

The son of a Hockey NL Hall of Fame member, Terry Ryan Senior, Junior’s NHL career was cut short by an ankle injury, but he still managed to play professionally for seven seasons, with teams in the AHL, ECHL and the International league.

After returning home, Junior brought his talent to a number of provincial senior teams including his hometown Blades, Corner Brook Royals, Conception Bay CeeBee Stars (where he won a Herder), Clarenville Caribous, Gander Flyers and the St. John’s Caps.  One of Ryan’s final accomplishments was playing a game with the ECHL Newfoundland Growlers at the age of 47 this past hockey season.

 

Terry Ryan had a true hall of fame career.