Landon Ferraro

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Landon Ferraro
Landon Ferraro Grand Rapids.jpg
Born (1991-08-08) August 8, 1991 (age 23)
Trail, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 174 lb (79 kg; 12 st 6 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Detroit Red Wings
Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL)
NHL Draft 32nd overall, 2009
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 2011–present

Landon Christopher Ferraro (born August 8, 1991) is a Canadian ice hockey centre, who is currently playing for the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League (AHL). Ferraro was drafted 32nd overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Junior[edit]

Ferraro was drafted second overall by the Red Deer Rebels in the 2006 WHL Bantam Draft.

During the 2008–09 season, Ferraro was the leading scorer for the Red Deer Rebels in his second WHL season. Playing on a Rebels team that finished last in the Central Division, missing the WHL playoffs. He recorded 37 goals and 18 assists in 68 games.

During the 2009–10 season, Ferraro missed time early in the season due to a knee injury. He recorded 16 goals and 30 assists in 53 games. The much-improved Rebels made the WHL playoffs after finishing fourth in the Central Division. Ferraro skated in three of the four games in the series against Saskatoon and was scoreless.

On July 26, 2010, Ferraro was traded by the Red Deer Rebels to the Everett Silvertips in exchange for Byron Froese, and a conditional 5th round draft pick in the 2012 draft. On September 23, 2010, the Everett Silvertips announced that Ferraro was named captain.[1]

During the 2010–11 season, Ferraro endured a difficult final season in junior hockey. Following a six-game scoring streak in January, he suffered a sports hernia injury, missing the next six weeks of play. He finished the season with ten goals and 17 assists in 41 games. Everett made the playoffs after finishing fourth in the U.S. Division. Ferraro recorded three assists in the four-game series against Portland.[2]

Professional[edit]

On November 2, 2010, Ferraro signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Detroit Red Wings.[3]

Following the 2010 WHL Playoffs, Ferraro made his professional debut for the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League (AHL) on April 9, 2010, in a game against the Lake Erie Monsters.

During the 2011–12 season, in his first full professional season in the AHL, Ferraro recorded nine goals and 11 assists in 56 games, ranking second among Griffins rookies with 20 points. Ferraro recorded his first professional goal on November 11, 2011.

During the 2012–13 season, Ferraro was the third-leading scorer for the Griffins. He recorded a team-high 24 goals and 23 assists in 72 games. Ferraro led the league with seven shorthanded points. The Griffins finished first in the Midwest Division and captured the Calder Cup championship. Ferraro recorded five goals and 11 assists in 24 playoff games.[4]

During the 2013–14 season, Ferraro recorded 15 goals and 16 assists in 70 regular season games, and one goal and two assists in nine playoff games for the Griffins.

On March 18, 2014, Ferraro made his NHL debut for the Detroit Red Wings in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.[5]

On July 25, 2014, Ferraro signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Detroit Red Wings.[6]

International play[edit]

Ferraro made his international debut for Canada Pacific at the 2008 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, where he recorded two goals and two assists in six games.

Ferraro represented Canada at the 2009 IIHF World U18 Championships. He skated in five of six games for Canada at the IIHF World U18 Championship, where he recorded two goals and two assists. Canada won its first four games but finished fourth after losing to the USA in the semifinals and Finland in the bronze medal game.

Personal[edit]

Ferraro is the son of longtime NHL player and current TSN Analyst Ray Ferraro. Growing up, Ferraro lived in New York City, Los Angeles and Atlanta, before moving to the Vancouver suburb of Burnaby with his mother, Tracey following his parents divorce.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Red Deer Rebels WHL 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Red Deer Rebels WHL 54 13 11 24 65
2008–09 Red Deer Rebels WHL 68 37 18 55 99
2009–10 Red Deer Rebels WHL 53 16 30 46 55 3 0 0 0 2
2009–10 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 2 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Everett Silvertips WHL 41 10 17 27 51 4 0 3 3 13
2011–12 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 56 9 11 20 47
2012–13 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 72 24 23 47 44 24 5 11 16 11
2013–14 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 70 15 16 31 52 9 1 2 3 2
2013–14 Detroit Red Wings NHL 4 0 0 0 2
AHL totals 200 48 50 98 143 24 5 11 16 11
NHL totals 4 0 0 0 2

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Canada Pacific U17 4th 6 2 2 4 6
2009 Canada U18 4th 5 2 2 4 2
Junior totals 11 4 4 8 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Landon Ferraro Named Silvertips Captain". Everett Silvertips . September 23, 2010. Retrieved September 23, 2010. 
  2. ^ Landon Ferraro
  3. ^ Hahn, John (November 2, 2010). "Wings sign Landon Ferraro". National Hockey League. Retrieved November 2, 2010. 
  4. ^ Grand Rapids Griffins: Landon Ferraro
  5. ^ Nelson, Andrea (March 18, 2014). "Ferraro excited for possible NHL debut". National Hockey League. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  6. ^ DiFilippo, Alex (March 18, 2014). "Wings sign Ferraro to one-year deal". National Hockey League. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  7. ^ Flaming, Guy (March 12, 2009). Hockeysfuture "2009 prospects: Landon Ferraro". Hockeysfuture. CraveOnline Media, LLC. Retrieved March 12, 2009. 

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