|Christopher Arnold Terreri
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 170 pounds
Born: 11.15.64 Providence, Rhode Island
|How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Traded to the San Jose Sharks for Sharks' 2nd round pick in the 1996 E.D., 11.15.95
How he returned: Traded by the Chicago Blackhawks for Devils' 2nd round pick in the 1999 E.D.,
How he left again (but returned again): Claimed by the Minnesota Wild in the expansion draft, but
traded back to the Devils with Wild's 9th round pick in the 2000 E.D. for Brad Bombardir, 6.23.00
How he left again: Traded to the New York Islanders with Devils' 9th round pick in the 2001 E.D. for
John Vanbiesbrouck, 3.12.01
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Having been his coach at Providence, Lou Lamoriello knew what he had in Terreri when he (Lou) joined the Devils
organization in 1987. While he was a small man, he was very quick and rarely lost his composure in there. That
season, though, was when Terreri left the organization to play on the US Olympic Team up in Calgary.
While Sean Burke was the story after the Olympics was over for the Devils, Lou's idea was to ultimately build the
goaltending foundation with Terreri. He started serving as Burke's backup fulltime in 89-90, but saw more time in the
pipes as Burke's performance started to slide.
Then came an interesting set of circumstances in 93-94. The original plan was for him to be the starter and Peter
Sidorkiewicz to back him up. Sidorkiewicz went down with an injury, and third goalie Mike Dunham wasn't available
at the time himself because of the Lillehammer Olympics. So they went with what was behind door #4: Martin
Brodeur. Brodeur played so well that he and Terreri ended up splitting time almost straight down the middle.
Brodeur emerged as the plan in goal in the end, so in an attempt to remain a starting goalie, Terreri was traded to the
San Jose Sharks in late 1995.
By the time the Devils got him back (from the Blackhawks), he was already a clear-cut choice as a backup. He was an
experienced one, and one that anyone, particularly Lou, could trust.
He ended up being sent to the Islanders in 2000-01, and that's where he would retire. He would come back to the Devils
organization as a goaltending coach for the Albany River Rats, and later the Lowell Devils when the affiliation was
moved there. He came back to New Jersey around 2010 as the fulltime goaltending coach when Jacques Caron decided
to take on a smaller role as a consultant, and would hold on to that role through 2017, when he yielded to Roland
Melanson to take on a different (but undetermined at this time) role with the Devils.
|Entry Draft: 1983 Fifth Round Pick (87th overall) by the
New Jersey Devils
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise