Derek Ryan: The journey continues (U Sports)

CALGARY, AB - OCTOBER 17, 2018: The Calgary Flames won 5-2 against the Boston Bruins at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Wednesday night. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/Calgary Flames)

Derek Ryan can’t help but laugh when he thinks about his journey to the NHL. After all, “Doc” is only among a handful of former U SPORTS players to crack an NHL lineup.

“I think about it almost every week,” says Ryan. “How I got to the NHL is a lot different than how an 18,19 or 20 year-old coming out of junior made it. My route was definitely a lot harder, so I appreciate this a lot more.”

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