Landon Ferraro

by Travis on November 24, 2015
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 could be a very good pro but at this point he still needs a little more time. Travis Watson

 

July 2014- Detroit re-signed another one of their homegrown prospects locking up Landon Ferraro to a one-year, two-way contract worth $550,000. Ferraro will be in tough to make the team out of camp because of the intense depth that the Red Wings have, but he will likely see some action this season once the injury bug hits. Ferraro projects to be a third line center and compares to current Wing Drew Miller where he can also pitch in and help out when shorthanded. At this time he doesn't need to be on your draft radar. Travis Watson

 

March 2014- Landon Ferraro made his NHL debut on March 18th versus Detroit's long standing rivals, the Toronto Maple Leafs. In his debut he logged just under 10 minutes of ice time and even saw action on both special teams units. Ferraro is the 7th Red Wings prospect to make his debut this season as the team has been pounded on the injury front. Justin Abdelkader is the latest Wing to go down and he has been ruled out for the next two weeks due to a leg laceration which means Ferraro could be given an opportunity to occupy a bottom six role until healthy bodies return. Travis Watson

 

February 2014- The Grand Rapids Griffins have given up the least amount of goals to date this year and that doesn’t happen without players buying into a coaches system. Ferraro buys in and puts emphasis on winning as a team and because of this mentality he gets rewarded with additional ice time.  Some of that ice time comes on special teams where Ferraro has made a name for himself killing penalties bringing his hard nosed two-way play to the Griffins shorthanded unit. Statistically speaking Ferraro is down across the board from last season but he has also been moved into more of a third line checking role and hasn’t been needed to produce as much offensively because of how good the team has been defensively. Heading down the stretch and into the playoffs Grand Rapids will be leaning on veteran players like Ferraro in their quest to repeat as Calder Cup champions. Travis Watson

 

In his second full season playing for Grand Rapids Landon suited up for 72 games only missing a couple due to minor injuries. This is a major coup as durability has been in question since his Junior days. His ability to stay healthy also allowed Ferraro to post career highs across the board with a team best 24 goals to go along with 23 assists for 47 points and a plus- 6 rating on the season. Ferraro played in all situations for the Griffins and led the entire American Hockey League with 7 shorthanded points, 3G-4A-7PTS. With his father's pedigree and ability to play in all situations, fantasy owners in deep leagues should keep watch the next couple seasons as the Red Wings may look to inject some youth to their aging roster. Travis Watson

 

December 2012 – Ferraro has already surpassed last season’s production in only 29 games. His shot rate has also jumped forward to his current pace of more than two per game. Due to Detroit’s lack of center depth in North America, Farraro has been handed an opportunity and has responded. With continued development, he could enter the picture as a possible useful prospect. Jason Banks

 

May, 2011 – Landon Ferraro, son of Ray Ferraro, saw his value and production drop after being drafted in 2009. Ferraro is a great leader and hard-working forward, but has limited offensive upside. Ferraro joined the Grand Rapid Griffin full-time in 2011-12 and posted 20 points in 55 games.

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: C

Ferraro is a shoot-first player with leadership qualities. Ferraro isn’t expected to be much of a producer at the NHL level, but does possess the ability to score at least a few goals.

 

 

Footage:

Landon Ferraro being interviewed by father Ray in his first game as a Boston Bruin in between periods:

 

 

 

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