Terry Ryan was poised to take the hockey world by storm when he
was selected eighth overall by the Montreal Canadiens 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 Canadiens, scoring no goals and no assists: not exactly the
career he, or anyone else, was expecting.
Though Terry''s NHL career wasn''t long, he experienced a lot
and has no shortage of hilarious and fascinating revelations about
life in pro hockey on and off the ice. In Tales of a First-Round
Nothing, he recounts fighting with Tie Domi, partying with rock
stars, and everything in between. Ryan tells it like it is,
detailing his rocky relationship with Michel Therrien, head coach
of the Canadiens, and explaining what life is like for a man who
was unprepared to have his career over so soon.