Chris Ferraro : biography
Chris Ferraro (born January 24, 1973) is an American retired ice hockey player who formerly played in the National Hockey League. Along with his twin brother, Peter, became the second set of identical twins to play on the same NHL team: the New York Rangers in the 1995–96 season.
Chris married Jennifer, his college sweetheart from the University of Maine in 2001. Three months later, his wife was diagnosed with stomach cancer and, after a 13-month battle, died on November 5, 2002. In dedication, Chris setup the Jennifer Ferraro Foundation to help further research in stomach cancer.
Chris Ferraro was the later of the Ferraro twins to be drafted into the NHL. He was drafted in the fourth round, 85th overall, in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft by the Rangers. During his NHL career, he played for the Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Edmonton Oilers, New York Islanders and Washington Capitals. He also represented the United States at the World Junior Hockey Championships in 1992 and 1993, and at the World Championships in 2003.
Ferraro played in Germany with the DEG Metro Stars in the 2005–06 season before returning to the American Hockey League with the San Antonio Rampage. He joined his brother playing with the Las Vegas Wranglers for the 2007–08 season. During a March 1, 2008 game against the Victoria Salmon Kings, he was the victim of a sucker punch that knocked him unconscious and resulted in a consussion. Ferarro pursued assault charges against his opponent, Robin Gomez, though Gomez was acquitted. Ferraro returned for the 2008–09 season for the Wranglers before ending his professional career to develop a training center for young players in Long Island.
Regular season and playoffs
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|1990–91||Dubuque Fighting Saints||USHL||45||53||44||97||84||—||—||—||—||—|
|1991–92||Dubuque Fighting Saints||USHL||20||30||19||49||52||—||—||—||—||—|
|1992–93||University of Maine||HE||39||25||26||51||46||—||—||—||—||—|
|1993–94||University of Maine||HE||4||0||1||1||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|1995–96||New York Rangers||NHL||2||1||0||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1996–97||New York Rangers||NHL||12||1||1||2||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||New York Islanders||NHL||11||1||3||4||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||Albany River Rats||AHL||74||24||42||66||111||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||DEG Metro Stars||DEL||42||6||22||28||134||14||2||3||5||28|
|2006–07||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||1||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||49||10||26||36||54||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Las Vegas Wranglers||ECHL||46||12||39||51||95||3||0||1||1||6|
|2008–09||Las Vegas Wranglers||ECHL||64||21||25||46||119||—||—||—||—||—|
|Junior int'l totals||14||8||10||18||10|
|Senior int'l totals||6||0||2||2||18|
- 1992–93 HE All-Rookie Team
- 2002–03 AHL Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award
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