The Scouting Report:
Carey Terrance from Akwesasne, New York, born on May 10th, 2005, is a draft-eligible prospect for the 2023 NHL entry draft in Nashville. Carey Terrance is currently an assistant captain and centerman for the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League. Carey Terrance also loves being in the spotlight, winning a gold medal with Team USA during the World Junior Championship U18 tournament. In his most recent season with the Erie Otters, Terrance posted 30 goals and 17 assists for 47 points in 67 games. It is Terrance’s goal total that makes him stand out most specifically. While his plus/minus total of minus 38 is hard on the eyes, his goal total certainly makes you wonder what’s really going on.
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Ranked #86 by Inside The Rink
Ranked #38 by NHL Central Scouting (NA Skaters)
Ranked #78 by TSN/Craig Button
Ranked #66 by Draft Prospects Hockey
Ranked #77 by TSN/Bob McKenzie
Conrad Jack of Inside the Rink has Carey Terrance projected at 97th overall.
Carey Terrance loves to crash the crease and play a style that not very many players have in the NHL nowadays. Terrance almost begs you to follow him when the puck is on his stick just so you’re caught out of position and causing a scoring opportunity for Terrance. I don’t see Carey Terrance going anywhere outside of the fourth round, but I’ve said this quite a bit, many shocking things happen during the NHL entry draft. History presents itself as the NHL draft being incredibly unpredictable.
I have just briefly scratched the surface of Casey Terrance’s attributes and areas for improvement, so let’s take a deeper dive into it all.
Carey Terrance was probably born with this put into his brain, he has exceptional positioning and almost always finds himself in the proper position ahead of the play. When Terrance is in the middle of entering the offensive zone or positioning himself on the side waiting to receive a puck, Terrance is incredibly dangerous with this natural ability. When you don’t have to really think about your positioning, it sets you up for a really strong offensive game.
“High-end skater with quickness and agility – Ability to beat defenders 1-on-1 both off the rush and in offensive zone traffic – Used in all special teams and key situations – Top line player that heavily relied upon in all facets in Erie – Team leader – Handles and distributes the puck effectively.”Matt Tidcombe – CHL
Areas for Improvement:
I really think that there are two major areas that Carey Terrance can improve in, that being using his teammates more often and getting more involved in the defensive zone. For the first point, he has a low assist total and it is affecting his game. As for the second and last point, Carey Terrance has a plus/minus of minus 38, which you almost rarely see, unless the team that player is on sucks.
Carey Terrance is one of those players that have the tools to be a great NHL player, but it is ultimately up to him to pursue it. Terrance has the work ethic to get to where he wants to be, he just may need to invest in himself more right now. Terrance is incredibly fast and loves to drive the net, and this is probably where he stands out the most.
Carey Terrance has every tool in his back pocket to be an incredible NHLer, he will most likely be a middle-six forward, though some fine-tuning in his play is needed at this point. If Terrance gets a tad more physical, there isn’t anything a team can do to stop Carey Terrance on the ice. He’s a pure goal scorer who just need to smooth out some rougher edges of his game.
Stats via Elite Prospects
Highlights via MyNHLDraft.com