Benn Ferriero
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Benn Ferriero

Hometown:

Essex Massachusetts

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1987-04-29

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2005

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2006

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

Free agent signing, 2013

Weight:

195 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B

History

2003-04: Benn Ferriero played for Governor Dummer Academy as a junior. Was a member of the U.S. Under-17 Select Team that won the championship at the 2003 Under-17 Five Nations Cup in Slovakia.

2004-05: Ferriero played for Governor Dummer Academy as a senior. Named team captian of squad. Earned All-Independent league honors. He was also a member of Team USA’s gold-medal winning IIHF U-18 WC squad that played in the Czech Republic. Recipient of the Boston Bruins’ John Carlton Award, which recognizes the top eastern Massachusetts high school player who excels both athletically and academically. Played on the U.S. Under-18 Select Team that finished fourth at the Under-18 Junior World Cup in Slovakia.

2005-06: Ferriero played his freshman year at Boston College. Was co-recipient of the BC's Bernie Burke Outstanding Freshman Award. Earned Hockey East All-Rookie Team honors. 7th round (196th overall), 2006 by Phoenix

2006-07: Ferriero played his sophomore year for the Eagles. Finished third overall in team scoring. Was second overall in goals scored. Was sixth overall in powerplay goals (5). Earned All-Tournament honors at the NCAA Tournament’s Northeast Regional in Manchester, N.H.

2007-08: Ferriero was among the top team’s top scorers for the second consecutive year as a junior, seeing time in all situations. While he finished the season a hair under a point of game this season, Ferriero has stepped up and been there for BC in crucial situations. Finished fourth in team scoring with 42 points. Was named to the Hockey East All-Tournament Team after his team captured the National Championship.

2008-09: In his final year with the Boston College Eagles(H-East), Ferriero finished with 8 goals and 18 assists. His 26 points were his lowest total since his first season with the Eagles when he finished with 25 points. Regardless, on September 1st, 2009 the San Jose Sharks announced the signing of Ferriero to a two-year contract after his draft rights, which were originally held by the Phoenix Coyotes, expired. He finished his NCAA career with 139 points in 165 games.

2009-10: Ferriero split the season between the AHL and NHL, spending 58 in the former and 24 in the latter. In Worcester, he posted 19 goals and 31 assists in 58 games. In the NHL, he registered 2 goals and 3 assists in 24 games.

2010-11: Ferreiro shuttled between the Sharks and AHL affiliate Worcester for the second season; appearing in 33 NHL games and scoring a career-high 5 goals with 4 assists. He was +8 and had 9 PMs in his time with the Sharks. Ferreiro appeared in 8 of 18 playoff games, scoring his only goal of the playoffs, an overtime game-winner, in the Sharks' first game against Detroit. In 43 games for Worcester he scored 16 goals with 17 assists and was -17 with 16 PMs. Eight of his 16 AHL goals were scored on the power play. Worcester finished three points out of a playoff spot. Ferreiro was re-signed by San Jose as a restricted free agent to a one-year contract in July 2011.

 

Talent Analysis
Ferriero is a tenacious, fiercely competitive forward who plays equally well at both ends of the ice. He has great hockey instincts and does a superb job of reading and following plays. While Ferriero may be small he is by no means weak. His strength makes him a difficult player to move off of the puck and the way he plays his game makes covering him a daunting task for opposing defenders. Ferriero has shown a willingness to go to and take the punishment in front of the net to create scoring opportunities. He is also powerful skater. While his offensive ability is outstanding, Ferriero could stand to shoot the puck more often.

GDA head coach Peter Kravchuk’s insights on Benn Ferriero: “Benn is a tenacious competitor and he loves having the puck on his stick. He's plays bigger than his 5'11/ 175 lbs frame and is never afraid to play physically or with an edge. He is strong on his skates and is a very good skater. Of the players I've coached he has the best lateral movement and the ability to change directions in an instant. Benn has a good understanding of the game. He played regularly here as a freshman primarily because he was reliable in his own end. He never lost that conscientiousness to play at both ends of the ice. For the past couple of years we used him in every situation and he is equally effective as an offensive or defensive presence.”

 

Future

Ferriero signed a one-year deal with the Vancouver Canucks in July of 2013.

 

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