Christopher Arnold Terreri
Goalie
Left-Handed Catcher
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.,
8.25.98
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
Year
Team
GP
GS
MP
W
L
T
OTL
GA
SA
SV
SO
GAA
SV %
1986-87
NJ
7
3
285
0
3
1
N/A
21
173
152
0
4.42
.879
1988-89
NJ
8
4
402
0
4
2
N/A
18
169
151
0
2.69
.893
1989-90
NJ
35
31
1931
15
12
3
N/A
110
1001
891
0
3.42
.890
1990-91
NJ
53
51
2970
24
21
7
N/A
144
1348
1204
1
2.91
.893
1991-92
NJ
54
53
3186
22
22
10
N/A
169
1511
1342
1
3.18
.888
1992-93
NJ
48
43
2672
19
21
3
N/A
151
1324
1173
2
3.39
.886
1993-94
NJ
44
38
2340
20
11
4
N/A
106
1141
1035
2
2.72
.907
1994-95
NJ
15
10
734
3
7
2
N/A
31
309
278
0
2.53
.900
1995-96
NJ
4
3
210
3
0
0
N/A
9
92
83
0
2.57
.902
1998-99
NJ
12
12
726
8
3
1
N/A
30
294
264
1
2.48
.898
1999-2000
NJ
12
10
649
2
9
0
N/A
37
299
262
0
3.42
.876
2000-01
NJ
10
6
453
2
5
1
N/A
21
167
146
0
2.78
.874
Franchise
Career Totals
 
302
264
16558
118
118
34
N/A
847
7828
6981
7
3.07
.892
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
Year
Team
GP
GS
MP
W
L
GA
SA
SO
GAA
SV %
1989-90
NJ
4
4
238
2
2
13
103
0
3.28
.874
1990-91
NJ
7
7
428
3
4
21
216
0
2.94
.903
1991-92
NJ
7
7
386
3
3
23
203
0
3.57
.887
1992-93
NJ
4
4
219
1
3
17
118
0
4.66
.856
1993-94
NJ
4
3
200
3
0
9
111
0
2.70
.919
1994-95
NJ
1
0
8
0
0
0
2
0
0.00
1.000
Franchise
Career Totals
 
27
26
1478
12
12
83
753
0
3.37
.890