January 24, 1973 |
Port Jefferson, NY, USA
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
|Played for||New York Rangers
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||24th overall, 1992
New York Rangers
Peter Joseph Ferraro (born January 24, 1973) is a former NHL hockey player. He and his twin brother Chris became the second set of identical twins to play on the same NHL team, (the New York Rangers) in the 1995–1996 NHL hockey season. The first was Ron and Rich Sutter.
Ferraro was born in Port Jefferson, New York. He was the first of the twins to be drafted into the NHL, and was drafted in the first round (#24 overall) in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers.
During his NHL career, he played for the New York Rangers, the Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins and the Washington Capitals. Despite playing professional hockey for a combined thirty years, neither Ferraro managed to play over 100 NHL games. Peter has a career NHL total of 92 games played while his brother Chris played 74 NHL games.
Both brothers played for the DEG Metro Stars of the DEL in the 2005–06 season. Ferraro has signed a contract with the New York Islanders and attended the team's 2006–07 training camp. As he had previously indicated, he accepted a position with the team's minor league club, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, as he failed to make the NHL team. On March 27, 2009, the Last Vegas Wranglers announced that Ferraro had been suspended for the remainder of the regular season and playoffs due to Ferraro spearing another player after an on-ice brawl. During that same brawl, his brother Chris had suffered an broken leg, which also ended his season and career. On April 1, 2009 he was released from the Las Vegas Wranglers. 
Ferraro currently runs Ferraro Brothers Elite Hockey with his brother Chris at Newbridge Ice Arena in Bellmore, NY. He was a finalist for the 2012 Portland Pirates Hall Of Fame.
Awards and honors
- 1992 All-Star Selection, IIHF world junior hockey championships (Forward)
- 1994, United States men's national ice hockey team
|1990–91||Dubuque Fighting Saints||USHL||29||21||31||52||83||—||—||—||—||—|
|1991–92||Waterloo Black Hawks||USHL||21||23||28||51||76||—||—||—||—||—|
|1991–92||Dubuque Fighting Saints||USHL||21||25||25||50||92||—||—||—||—||—|
|1992–93||University of Maine||H-East||36||18||32||50||106||—||—||—||—||—|
|1993–94||University of Maine||H-East||4||3||6||9||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|1995–96||New York Rangers||NHL||5||0||1||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1996–97||New York Rangers||NHL||2||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||0|
|1997–98||New York Rangers||NHL||1||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|1997–98||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||36||17||23||40||54||15||8||6||14||59|
|2005–06||DEG Metro Stars||DEL||41||13||14||27||98||13||2||4||6||48|
|2006–07||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||37||10||10||20||37||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Las Vegas Wranglers||ECHL||68||36||37||73||90||20||8||13||21||12|
|2008–09||Las Vegas Wranglers||ECHL||52||16||14||30||73||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Peter Ferraro". Hockey-Reference.Com. Retrieved October 4, 2012.
- Steve Silver (March 27, 2009). "Peter Ferraro suspended for season". lasvegassun.com. Retrieved May 16, 2012.
- http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3798289 OurSportsCentral.com: ECHL Transactions (April 1, 2009)
- PortlandPirates.com: 2012 Pirates Hall Of Fame Nominees February 4, 2012
- Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p.523, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6
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