Ferriero with the San Jose Sharks in 2009
April 29, 1987 |
Boston, MA, USA
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
Utica Comets (AHL)
San Jose Sharks
New York Rangers
|NHL Draft||196th overall, 2006
Ferriero attended high school at Governor Dummer Academy in Byfield, Massachusetts, graduating in 2005. He played collegiate hockey at Boston College for four seasons from 2005 to 2009. After scoring 25 points in 42 games in his freshman season, Ferriero was drafted in the seventh round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, 196th overall by the Phoenix Coyotes. However, the Coyotes did not sign Ferriero upon completing his college career.
Ferriero was signed as a free agent by the San Jose Sharks on September 1, 2009. After a preseason during which he scored five points, Ferriero made his NHL debut exactly one month later against the Colorado Avalanche. He scored his first NHL goal during the second game of the season on October 3 against Jonas Hiller of the Anaheim Ducks.
In the 2010 NHL Entry Draft the Sharks drafted Benn's younger brother Cody in the fifth round, 127th overall.
On his 24th birthday, and in his first Stanley Cup Playoff appearance, Ferriero scored the game-winning goal (and his first career playoff goal) in overtime against the Detroit Red Wings in Game 1 of The Western Conference Semi-Finals of the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
On July 13, 2012, the Pittsburgh Penguins signed Ferriero to a one-year, two way deal. Due to the 2012 NHL lockout, Ferriero was directly assigned to AHL affiliate, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to start the 2012–13 season. On January 24, 2013, Ferriero was traded from the Penguins to the New York Rangers in exchange for Chad Kolarik. He was later recalled from the Connecticut Whale and appeared in four games for the Rangers.
On June 30, 2013, Ferriero's rights were traded by the Rangers to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for Justin Falk. It was later announced that the Wild would not tender Ferriero a contract, releasing him as a free agent.
Regular season and playoffs
|2009–10||San Jose Sharks||NHL||24||2||3||5||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||San Jose Sharks||NHL||33||5||4||9||9||8||1||0||1||6|
|2011–12||San Jose Sharks||NHL||35||7||1||8||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||New York Rangers||NHL||4||0||1||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
|All-Hockey East Rookie Team||2005–06|
|Hockey East All-Tournament Team||2007|||
|Hockey East All-Tournament Team||2008|||
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- "Marleau, Thornton score in Sharks 4-1 win". Associated Press. 2009-10-04. Retrieved 2009-10-05.
- "Penguins Sign Forward Benn Ferriero". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2012-07-13. Retrieved 2012-07-13.
- "Penguins acquire forward Kolarik from Rangers". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2013-01-24. Retrieved 2013-01-24.
- "Wild send Justin Falk to Rangers for Benn Ferriero, pick". prohockeytalk.com. 2013-06-30. Retrieved 2013-06-30.
- "Wild qualify 5; let Broda and Ferriero go". The Star Tribune. 2013-07-02. Retrieved 2013-07-02.
- "Reports: Canucks sign Benn Ferriero". The Province. 2013-07-11. Retrieved 2013-07-11.
- "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved 2014-05-19.