The Anaheim Ducks entered the 2021 season looking to try and find some consistently and improve upon the previous year where they finished last in their division.
When it comes to consistency, look no further than forward Troy Terry who has been as reliable as possible through the early part of the season.
Anaheim has played in 16 games this season and the former fifth round pick out of the University of Denver has scored in 14 of them. With his assist against the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday, in fact, Terry has recorded a point in 14 straight games.
The point streak is currently tied for the fourth longest in franchise history, trailing Corey Perry (19), Teemu Selanne (17), and Ryan Getzlaf (15).
Terry has recorded 20-points during that streak (11 G, 9 A), which is already a tie for his career high. Those 20-points currently has him in a tie for the fourth most in the entire league. One of the biggest reasons behind the Ducks turnaround this season has been their performance on the power play.
Where they were historically bad last season, they have the fourth best unit with the man advantage this season, operating at an 28.3%. Terry has played a big part in that, with a total of six points on the power play (3 G, 3 A).
While a good chunk of his points has come on the power play, that doesn’t mean Terry has been a slouch at 5v5, generally the best indication of how sustainable a player’s numbers could be.
The 24-year-old Terry is averaging over a goal per 60 minutes (1.17 G/60) played this season while playing at 5v5. That number is backed up by his expected goals per 60 mark, which is nearly one as well (0.76 ixG/60).
A player’s expected goal total is determined by their shot location and type. The better the scoring chance, the greater impact on their expected goal total.
When it comes to impacting his teammates while on the ice, Terry has been one of the better offensive generators in the league at 5v5 this season.
The Ducks own a 53.46% share of the shot attempts while Terry is on the ice at 5v5, and they also own a positive mark in expected goal share (xGF%), high-danger chances (HDCF%), as well has high-danger goals scored (HDGF%).
When it comes to goals scored in high-danger areas, the Ducks own a nearly 60% share when Terry is on the ice.
At 24-years old, Terry is one of the most experienced of the Ducks’ forwards, as the team continues to push the youth movement this season. Anaheim has seen production from younger players like Trevor Zegras (4 G, 4 A), Sam Steel (4 G), Isac Lundestrom (3 G, 7 A) and Jamie Drysdale (G, 6 A) behind Terry.
They’ve also gotten the veterans to pitch in with Ryan Getzlaf (16 assists in 16 games) and Adam Henrique (6 G, 7 A) are off to great starts to the season.
But it’s been Terry who has been the Ducks’ best player to date this year, and he’ll look to continue things with home games against the Washington Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes this week.