Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Peter Ferraro
Peter Ferraro, one of the hockey playing Ferraro twins, was born in Port Jefferson, New York on January 24, 1973, just one minute after his brother, Chris. The New York Rangers made Peter their 1st-round draft choice in the 1992 Entry Draft. After two World Junior Championships, some time with the University of Maine, and a tour of duty with the U.S. National Team that included the 1994 Winter Olympics, Ferraro turned pro with the Atlanta Knights. In 1995-96, he made his NHL debut with the New York Rangers, playing five games and registering one assist.

Ferraro was limited to just two games in the NHL the next season, with his year spent primarily in the American Hockey League, and by 1997, despite finishing fourth in league scoring in the AHL in 1995-96, he was deemed expendable. The Rangers placed him on waivers, where he was claimed, with his twin brother, Chris, by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Ferraro played 29 games with the Pens, scoring three goals and four assists before he was waived again, and re-acquired by the Rangers.

Back in New York, Ferraro played just one game with New York and soon ended up back in the AHL. On July 21, 1998 Ferraro signed with the Boston Bruins as a free agent. He played 46 games with the Bruins, fitting in nicely with coach Pat Burns' style, but enjoyed his most success that season during his time in the minors. With the Providence Bruins of the AHL, Ferraro helped guide the Bruins to a Calder Cup championship and won the Jack Butterfield Award as the Calder Cup Playoff MVP.

Despite his success with the farm team, he spent just five games with Boston over the next two years and he left the organization to sign with the Washington Capitals in the summer of 2001. Shortly after the Capitals acquired his brother via trade, reuniting the twins for the 2001-02 campaign. After only two seasons in the Capital organization, Ferraro was acquired by the Phoenix Coyotes in the summer of 2003.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1990-91 Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 29 21 31 52 83 8 7 5 12 10
1991-92 Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 21 25 25 50 92
1991-92 Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 21 23 28 51 76 4 8 5 13 16
1991-92 United States WJC-A 7 3 5 8 12
1992-93 University of Maine H-East 36 18 32 50 106
1992-93 United States WJC-A 7 7 4 11 8
1993-94 University of Maine H-East 4 3 6 9 16
1993-94 United States Nat-Tm 60 30 34 64 87
1993-94 United States Olympics 8 6 0 6 6
1994-95 Atlanta Knights IHL 61 15 24 39 118
1994-95 Binghamton Rangers AHL 12 2 6 8 67 11 4 3 7 51
1995-96 New York Rangers NHL 5 0 1 1 0 -5
1995-96 Binghamton Rangers AHL 68 48 53 101 157 4 1 6 7 22
1996-97 New York Rangers NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
1996-97 Binghamton Rangers AHL 75 38 39 77 171 4 3 1 4 18
1997-98 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 29 3 4 7 12 -2
1997-98 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 2 -2
1997-98 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 36 17 23 40 54 +3 15 8 6 14 59
1998-99 Boston Bruins NHL 46 6 8 14 44 +10
1998-99 Providence Bruins AHL 16 15 10 25 14 +8 19 9 12 21 38
1999-00 Boston Bruins NHL 5 0 1 1 0 -1
1999-00 Providence Bruins AHL 48 21 25 46 98 -2 13 5 7 12 14
2000-01 Providence Bruins AHL 78 26 45 71 109 +5 17 4 5 9 34
2001-02 Washington Capitals NHL 4 0 1 1 0 -1
2001-02 Portland Pirates AHL 67 21 37 58 119 +3
2002-03 Portland Pirates AHL 59 22 41 63 123 +22 3 0 2 2 16
2002-03 United States WC-A 6 1 4 5 10 +1
2003-04 Springfield Falcons AHL 64 19 31 50 100 -16
2004-05 Sodertalje SK Sweden 12 2 1 3 6
2004-05 Syracuse Crunch AHL 48 9 17 26 75 +6
2005-06 DEG Metro Stars Dusseldorf Germany 41 13 14 27 98 13 2 4 6 48
2006-07 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 37 10 10 20 37 -14
2006-07 Peoria Rivermen AHL 12 3 3 6 6 -3
2007-08 Las Vegas Wranglers ECHL 68 36 37 73 90 +25 20 8 13 21 12
2008-09 Las Vegas Wranglers ECHL 52 16 14 30 73 0
NHL Totals 92 9 15 24 58 2 0 0 0 0


Brother of Chris
WJC-A All-Star Team (1992)USHL Player of the Year (1992) AHL First All-Star Team (1996)
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy (AHL - Playoff MVP) (1999)
Claimed on waivers by Pittsburgh from NY Rangers, October 1, 1997. Claimed on waivers by NY Rangers from Pittsburgh, January 9, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Boston, August 5, 1998. Claimed by Atlanta from Boston in Expansion Draft, June 25, 1999. Traded to Boston by Atlanta for Randy Robitaille, June 25, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Washington, August 1, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 17, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Sodertalje (Sweden), September 10, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Syracuse (AHL), December 13, 2004. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, August 28, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Las Vegas (ECHL), October 4, 2007.
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