Terry Ryan was poised to take the hockey world by storm when he was selected eighty overall by the Montreal Canadians in the 1995 NHL draft, their highest draft pick in a decade. Expected to go on to become a hockey star, Ryan played a total of eight NHL games for the Canadians, scoring no goals and no assists: not exactly the career he, or anyone else, was expecting.
In Tales of A First-Round Nothing, Ryan recounts fighting with Tie Domi, butting heads with Canadian coach Michel Therrien, partying with rock stars, and everything in between. He tells it like it is and explains what life for a man who was unprepared to have his career over so soon.
Terry Ryan played professional hockey for nearly a decade and now plays in the Newfoundland Senior Hockey League with the Clarenville Caribous. He currently works as a production assistant on the hit CBC show Republic Of Doyle and lives in Portugal Cove, Newfoundland, with his wife, Danielle, and their two children Tison and Penny-Laine.