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Chris Ferraro : biography

January 24, 1973 -

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.

Personal

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.

Playing career

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.

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1990–91 Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 45 53 44 97 84
1991–92 Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 20 30 19 49 52
1991–92 Waterloo Blackhawks USHL 18 19 31 50 54
1992–93 University of Maine HE 39 25 26 51 46
1993–94 University of Maine HE 4 0 1 1 8
1993–94 United States Intl 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 Binghamton Rangers AHL 77 32 67 99 208 4 4 2 6 13
1995–96 New York Rangers NHL 2 1 0 1 0
1996–97 Binghamton Rangers AHL 53 29 34 63 94
1996–97 New York Rangers NHL 12 1 1 2 6
1997–98 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 46 3 4 7 43
1998–99 Edmonton Oilers NHL 2 1 0 1 0
1998–99 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 72 35 41 76 104 11 8 5 13 20
1999–00 Chicago Wolves IHL 25 7 18 25 40 16 5 8 13 14
1999–00 Providence Bruins AHL 21 9 9 18 32
1999–00 New York Islanders NHL 11 1 3 4 8
2000–01 Albany River Rats AHL 74 24 42 66 111
2001–02 Portland Pirates AHL 2 1 1 2 6
2001–02 Washington Capitals NHL 1 0 1 1 0
2002–03 Portland Pirates AHL 57 19 32 51 121 3 0 1 1 6
2004–05 Södertälje SK SEL 12 1 4 5 26
2004–05 Syracuse Crunch AHL 24 7 7 14 50
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 Phoenix Roadrunners ECHL 3 2 1 3 4
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
NHL Totals 74 7 9 16 57

International

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
1992 United States WJC 7 4 3 7 2
1993 United States WJC 4th 7 4 7 11 8
2003 United States WC 14th 6 0 2 2 18
Junior int'l totals 14 8 10 18 10
Senior int'l totals 6 0 2 2 18

Awards

  • 1992–93 HE All-Rookie Team
  • 2002–03 AHL Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award
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