Benn Ferriero

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Benn Ferriero
BennFerriero.jpg
Ferriero with the San Jose Sharks in 2009
Born (1987-04-29) April 29, 1987 (age 27)
Boston, MA, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Vancouver Canucks
Utica Comets (AHL)
San Jose Sharks
New York Rangers
NHL Draft 196th overall, 2006
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career 2009–present

Benn Trevor Ferriero (born April 29, 1987) is an American ice hockey center who is currently under contract to the Vancouver Canucks organization in the National Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

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.[1] He scored his first NHL goal during the second game of the season on October 3 against Jonas Hiller of the Anaheim Ducks.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5] It was later announced that the Wild would not tender Ferriero a contract, releasing him as a free agent.[6]

On July 11, 2013, Ferriero was signed to a one-year contract by the Vancouver Canucks.[7]

International play[edit]

Ferriero earned a gold medal as part of the United States team at the 2005 IIHF World U18 Championships in the Czech Republic.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Boston College HE 42 16 9 25 36
2006–07 Boston College HE 42 23 23 46 43
2007–08 Boston College HE 44 17 25 42 71
2008–09 Boston College HE 37 8 18 26 44
2009–10 San Jose Sharks NHL 24 2 3 5 8
2009–10 Worcester Sharks AHL 58 19 31 50 20 11 4 2 6 4
2010–11 Worcester Sharks AHL 43 16 17 33 16
2010–11 San Jose Sharks NHL 33 5 4 9 9 8 1 0 1 6
2011–12 Worcester Sharks AHL 20 9 11 20 18
2011–12 San Jose Sharks NHL 35 7 1 8 8
2012–13 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 34 4 14 18 14
2012–13 Connecticut Whale AHL 23 4 8 12 17
2012–13 New York Rangers NHL 4 0 1 1 0
2013–14 Utica Comets AHL 54 19 20 39 42
2013–14 Vancouver Canucks NHL 2 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 98 14 9 23 25 8 1 0 1 6

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2005 United States WJC18 Gold medal icon.svg 6 1 3 4 4
Junior totals 6 1 3 4 4

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 2005–06
Hockey East All-Tournament Team 2007 [8]
Hockey East All-Tournament Team 2008 [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ High, Alison (2009-10-01). "Ferriero and Demers Make the Cut". San Jose Sharks. Retrieved 2009-10-02. 
  2. ^ "Marleau, Thornton score in Sharks 4-1 win". Associated Press. 2009-10-04. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  3. ^ "Penguins Sign Forward Benn Ferriero". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2012-07-13. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  4. ^ "Penguins acquire forward Kolarik from Rangers". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2013-01-24. Retrieved 2013-01-24. 
  5. ^ "Wild send Justin Falk to Rangers for Benn Ferriero, pick". prohockeytalk.com. 2013-06-30. Retrieved 2013-06-30. 
  6. ^ "Wild qualify 5; let Broda and Ferriero go". The Star Tribune. 2013-07-02. Retrieved 2013-07-02. 
  7. ^ "Reports: Canucks sign Benn Ferriero". The Province. 2013-07-11. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 
  8. ^ a b "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 

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