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47-year-old former NHLer making pro hockey return with Maple Leafs organization

Published January 14, 2024 at 9:26
BY MATT
Former professional hockey player Terry Ryan appears set to return to the ice after twenty years away, making his return for the hometown Newfoundland Growlers of the ECHL.

Co-host of the Spittin Chiclets podcast and good friend of Ryan's Paul Bissonnette tweeted out the news. The 8th overall pick from the 1995 draft will
making his debut today when the Growlers face the Adirondack Thunder.


Ryan only played eight games in the NHL with the Montreal Canadiens which was the team that originally drafted him.


The Newfoundland native pivoted his talents to ball hockey representing Canada in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013 at the ISBHF ball hockey tournament in Switzerland, Pittsburgh, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Canada respectively. He led the team to a gold medal in '03 and '07, won a silver in 2011, and won a bronze medal representing Canada again at the 2013 Worlds in St John's, NL, his hometown. In 2011 in Bratislava, Slovakia, Ryan was Canada's leading scorer.

Ryan is multi-talented spending time behind the camera as an actor. He had roles in CBC television program Republic of Doyle, Schitt's Creek, Letterkenny and has a regular role in the Letterkenny spinoff Shoresy.
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