Landon Ferraro

Travis

2015-11-24

Ferraro

Landon Ferraro, C

Shoots: R

Height: 5-11

Weight: 179

Born: 1991-08-08

Hometown: Burnaby, BC

Drafted: 2009 by Detroit, 32nd overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

November 2015- The Boston Bruins have scooped up Landon Ferraro off waivers from the Detroit Red Wings who were forced to make a roster decision and because of it lost a homegrown prospect. Boston was in need of cheap NHL calibre contracts and this is a schrewed move that comes with no risk. In Ferrarro's first game as a Bruin he wasted little time notching his first assist which was even more special as his Dad, Ray, was between the benches commentating the game. Ray even got the chance to interview his son after his first point and the video can be seen below. Ferrarro has a track record for scoring goals, but projects as a bottom six forward with limtied to average upside. Solid role player, but likely never rostered in your standard fantasy league. Travis Watson

April 2015- Ferraro scored his first career NHL goal, a game winner at that, in the season finale to help Detroit secure third spot in the Atlantic Division. The goal game 48 seconds into the tilt on a backhand wraparound and it was all the Wings needed on this night as Mrazek locked down the fort. With the win it sets up a first round matchup versus a team of similar talent and make-up, the Tampa Bay Lightning. It should be a doozie and with Ferraro's recent play he may stick around a little while longer even with the imminent return of Tomas Jurco. He's a seasoned AHL vet at the ripe old age of 23, but still young, fresh and eager to make an impact at the NHL level which is exactly what Mike Babcock is looking for in his players. Travis Watson

 

Detroit has recalled forward Landon Ferraro ahead of a pivotal tilt versus the Carolina Hurricanes. The Red Wings who many had thought a month ago were a certainty for the playoffs have now suddenly found themselves in four team dog fight to make it to the NHL's second season with just three games remaining. Uncertainty looms over Datsyuk's nagging ankle injury so the Wings are playing it safe by bringing the gritty Ferraro along. The Trail, BC native has enjoyed a nice bounce back campaign as he and his 27 goals sit in sixth place in the AHL. Just five back from AHL goalscoring leader Teemu Pulkkinen, who himself is with the Red Wings and has been for the past month. Ferraro is a solid two-way player who this year has been throwing everything on net and with that comes more goals and scoring chances. Along with sixth in the goal scoring race he is the co-leader with three short-handed goals on the season and sits second in shots across the entire league. He's on the cusp of being an NHL regular and he's out to prove it this year and with the likes of Cole, Cleary and Andersson likely on the way out of town there may be a spot for him heading into the 2015/16 season. Travis Watson

 

March 2015 – Ferraro has 221 shots on goal in 65 games and this late in the season that's good for second in the entire AHL. He has 24 goals to show for it, making him an interesting 'Cy Young' candidate. He's likely pegged as an NHL third liner who taps in 20 goals and 35 points, but with the right linemates there's a bit of upside here (similar to Justin Abdelkader). And the SOG stat will always be there with him. Dobber

 

October 2014- Ferarro is in a dog fight to make the Red Wings roster. He's battling Mitch Callahan and Andrej Nestrasil all of whom would have to pass through waivers if they were sent down. The battle also extends to Tomas Nosek the free agent Czech forward who has impressed management since coming across the pond and Teemu Pulkkinen the highly regarded prospect who led Grand Rapids in scoring a season ago. With less than a week to go before the season begins it's still anyones guess as to who stays but simply because Ferarro, Nestrasil and Callahan all could be scooped up by another organization it's likely that one of them takes the last spot. Ferarro has proven quite valuable to Grand Rapids but just hasn't quite taken off enough to warrant a full-time role in Detroit. He coul