#29 Landon Ferraro|
From: Vancouver, B.C.
Drafted: 2009 draft 2nd rnd 32nd overall by Detroit (NHL)
Acquired: Signed to ATO By Grand Rapids (AHL) 3/30/10
|Plus: Extremely fast skater... Excellent defensive skills and positioning... Natural goal scorer... Very good on ice vision and instincts... Competitive player... Plays a physical, gritty game... |
|Minus: Injury Prone... Needs to add size and strength... |
|Organizational Comments: Red Wings Asst GM Jim Nill: "He's got hockey in his blood. He's got good hockey sense, good puck skills. He'll be a better skater once he gets bigger."|
|What GRC says: 2012-13: Ferraro took on more of a defensive role in the latter stages of the season and his offensive fell off a bit because of it. A tremendous penalty killer and forechecker with a great combination of speed and quick hands, Ferraro was the top shorthanded scorer in the AHL with 7 points (3+4). He took it up another notch in the postseason, finishing with 16 points (3rd in team scoring) including 5 in the finals. |
2011-12: After an impressive first half, Ferraro suffered through some injuries in the second but still managed a good showing. He received most of his time in a defensive posture, killing penalties and taking face-offs, but did see some time on a scoring line as well. The rookie forward looked on the verge of breaking out several times over the second half and is probably due for a big scoring increase next season. He surprised a lot of people this year with his poise, speed and complete game. Spring 2010: The son of 400 goal scorer Ray Ferraro, Landon has the same knack for scoring goals, but he also is bigger, faster and more physical than his father. A defensively responsible sniper with blazing speed, Ferraro could see a few games in the AHL to spur his development for next season. A wonky knee that affected him most of the year may keep him a practice only player this spring.
|Role: Scoring Forward|
|Projection: NHL 2nd liner|
|3/30/10 ||Signed to Amateur Tryout Contract by Grand Rapids (AHL)|
|11/2/10 ||Signed to three-year contract by Detroit (NHL)|
|9/8/11 ||Attended Red Wings Training Camp|
|10/2/11 ||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL)|
|9/14/12 ||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL)|