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:

 

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: D

 

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. He is a long-shot prospect.

 

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Landon Ferraro statistics courtesy of Elite Prospects


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