Alumni Update – Nick Henry

Portage la Prairie product Nick Henry came to the Terriers as a 16-year-old rookie for the 2015-16 season. Portage was thought to be in a rebuild after only five players returned from their RBC Cup victory in the Spring of 2015. Henry received top line minutes immediately, finding spot beside the league’s eventual MVP Brad Bowles. It was an incredible freshman campaign where he put up 61 points in 50 games and won a Turnbull Cup.

Henry then moved up to the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League and caught the eye of NHL scouts. In 2017 He was drafted 94th overall in the 4th round by the Colorado Avalanche.

Over three years in the WHL, between Regina and Lethbridge, he put up 204 points in 194 games. At the end of his 19-year-old season he got a three-game stint in the American Hockey League with the Colorado Eagles.

Last season he started in the AHL as a regular player with the Eagles. Henry had 9 pts in 42 games and was briefly sent down for two games to the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL where he didn’t register a point.

With NHL training camps taking place all over North America over the last couple of weeks, Henry spent his time with the Avalanche once again. Considered a Stanley Cup contender by many this year, the Avalanche have a stacked lineup. They assigned him on Jan. 10 to the minors. Henry will start this year with the Eagles.