University of Denver Pioneers forward Troy Terry has been named to the United States Olympic Men’s Hockey Team for the 2018 games in PyeongChang, South Korea. The full roster was announced earlier today by USA Hockey at the NHL’s Winter Classic.
Terry was one of four NCAA players selecred for the team, along with Will Borgen (St. Cloud State), Ryan Donato (Harvard), and Jordan Greenwood (Boston University).
A long time member of the U.S. National Team Development Program, Terry has won internationals gold medals at both the U18 and U20 levels.
His selection is not entirely unexpected after his heroics for Team USA in last year’s World Junior Championship. Terry had four goals and seven points through 7 games for the gold medal winning team.
Terry spoke today about what an incredible honor it will be to play for Team USA. A Highlands Ranch, Colorado native and playing for the University of Denver, he will not only be representing his country in PyeongChang, but he will be prepresenting his home state as well.
Terry: “It is such a tremendous honor to be selected. I have always taken pride in wearing the Red, White & Blue and to have an opportunity to do it at the Olympics is incredible. I will take pride in representing my family, the University of Denver and the state of Colorado"— Denver Hockey (@DU_Hockey) January 1, 2018
For DU, the selection means the loss of one of their premier players and leaders. The games stretch from Feb. 9 - Feb. 25, during which DU will play key NCHC series against Colorado College and St. Cloud State. Although Terry will return for the end of regular season and postseason play, DU fans will be crossing their fingers that he stays healthy throughout the Olympic Games.
Terry, a junior and Anaheim Ducks prospect, is second on the team in scoring with 25 points (8 G, 17 A). He is also approaching triple-digit career points, with 92 points in 96 career games.
The United States opens the games against Slovenia Feb. 14 at 5:10 am MT.
Here is a look at the full rosters for the three hockey teams that will be representing the United States at the Olympics: