Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Chris Ferraro
Born in Port Jefferson, New York on January 24, 1973 Chris Ferraro and his twin brother, Peter, played their junior hockey with Dubuque and Waterloo of the USHL while also representing the United States at the World Junior Championships during the 1991-92 season. Ferraro was selected by the New York Rangers in the fourth round, three rounds after his brother was taken by them in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft.

Ferraro spent time at the University of Maine, as well as playing some pro hockey with the Atlanta Knights and the Binghamton Rangers before playing his first NHL game in 1995-96. He played just two games with the Rangers that year, but managed a goal on a pass from his brother Peter. The next year, he played 12 games with the Blueshirts and again scored a goal, totalling two points in his time with the Rangers.

Toward the end of the 1997 training camp, the Rangers felt that Ferraro and his brother, did not fit into their long-term plans and both were placed on waivers. Both brothers were claimed by the Pittsburgh Penguins and Chris spent the 1997-98 season with the Penguins, playing a career-high 47 games and scoring three goals and four assists.

Ferraro parted ways with the brother for the first time in his hockey career when he signed a free agent contract with the Edmonton Oilers in the summer in 1998. Chris played just two games in Edmonton and spent the rest of his season in Hamilton with the Oilers farm club.

Ferraro left the Oilers and signed with the New York Islanders for the next year and played eleven games with them, scoring a goal and three assists. He then moved on to the New Jersey Devils organization for the 2000-01 campaign but spent the entire year in the American Hockey League with the Albany River Rats.

In the summer of 2001 the Devils traded Ferraro to the Washington Capitals for future considerations. The Capitals also secured the rights of his brother, Peter, reuniting the twins once again. After two seasons with the Capitals 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 45 53 44 97 84 8 3 9 12 12
1991-92 Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 20 30 19 49 52
1991-92 Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 18 19 31 50 54 4 5 6 11 14
1991-92 United States WJC-A 7 4 3 7 2
1992-93 University of Maine H-East 39 25 26 51 46
1992-93 United States WJC-A 7 4 7 11 8
1993-94 University of Maine H-East 4 0 1 1 8
1993-94 United States Nat-Tm 48 8 34 42 58
1994-95 Atlanta Knights IHL 54 13 14 27 72
1994-95 Binghamton Rangers AHL 13 6 4 10 38 10 2 3 5 16
1995-96 New York Rangers NHL 2 1 0 1 0 -3
1995-96 Binghamton Rangers AHL 77 32 67 99 208 4 4 2 6 13
1996-97 New York Rangers NHL 12 1 1 2 6 +1
1996-97 Binghamton Rangers AHL 53 29 34 63 94
1997-98 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 46 3 4 7 43 -2
1998-99 Edmonton Oilers NHL 2 1 0 1 0 +1
1998-99 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 72 35 41 76 104 +28 11 8 5 13 20
1999-00 New York Islanders NHL 11 1 3 4 8 +1
1999-00 Providence Bruins AHL 21 9 9 18 32 -7
1999-00 Chicago Wolves IHL 25 7 18 25 40 +14 16 5 8 13 14
2000-01 Albany River Rats AHL 74 24 42 66 111 -17
2001-02 Washington Capitals NHL 1 0 1 1 0 0
2001-02 Portland Pirates AHL 2 1 1 2 6 0
2002-03 Portland Pirates AHL 57 19 32 51 121 +13 3 0 1 1 6
2002-03 United States WC-A 6 0 2 2 18 +2
2003-04 Springfield Falcons AHL 64 14 24 38 137 -22
2004-05 Sodertalje SK Sweden 12 1 4 5 26
2004-05 Syracuse Crunch AHL 24 7 7 14 50 -6
2005-06 DEG Metro Stars Dusseldorf Germany 42 6 22 28 134 14 2 3 5 28
2006-07 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
2006-07 Phoenix RoadRunners ECHL 3 2 1 3 4 0
2006-07 San Antonio Rampage AHL 49 10 26 36 54 +9
2007-08 Las Vegas Wranglers ECHL 46 12 39 51 95 +17 3 0 1 1 6
2008-09 Las Vegas Wranglers ECHL 64 21 25 46 119 +14
NHL Totals 74 7 9 16 57


Brother of Peter Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award (Sportsmanship - AHL) (2003) (co-winner - Eric Healey) Claimed on waivers by Pittsburgh from NY Rangers, October 1, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, August 13, 1998. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 22, 1999. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 20, 2000. Traded to Washington by New Jersey for future considerations, August 22, 2001.
Missed majority of 2001-02 season after being granted personal leave of absence by Washington, October 15, 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 San Antonio (AHL), December 26, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Las Vegas (ECHL), October 4, 2007.