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Peter Ferraro : biography

January 24, 1973 -

Peter Joseph Ferraro (born January 24, 1973) is a former NHL hockey player. He and his twin brother Chris became the second set of identical twins to play on the same NHL team, (the New York Rangers) in the 1995–1996 NHL hockey season. The first was Ron and Rich Sutter.

Awards and honors

  • 1992 All-Star Selection, IIHF world junior hockey championships (Forward)Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p.523, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6
  • 1994, United States men's national ice hockey team

Career statistics

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1990–91 Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 29 21 31 52 83
1991–92 Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 21 23 28 51 76
1991–92 Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 21 25 25 50 92
1992–93 University of Maine H-East 36 18 32 50 106
1993–94 University of Maine H-East 4 3 6 9 16
1994–95 Binghamton Rangers AHL 12 2 6 8 67 11 4 3 7 51
1994–95 Atlanta Knights IHL 61 15 24 39 118
1995–96 Binghamton Rangers AHL 68 48 53 101 157 4 1 6 7 22
1995–96 New York Rangers NHL 5 0 1 1 0
1996–97 Binghamton Rangers AHL 75 38 39 77 171 4 3 1 4 18
1996–97 New York Rangers NHL 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
1997–98 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 29 3 4 7 12
1997–98 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 2
1997–98 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 36 17 23 40 54 15 8 6 14 59
1998–99 Providence Bruins AHL 16 15 10 25 14 19 9 12 21 38
1998–99 Boston Bruins NHL 46 6 8 14 44
1999–00 Providence Bruins AHL 48 21 25 46 98 13 5 7 12 14
1999–00 Boston Bruins NHL 5 0 1 1 0
2000–01 Providence Bruins AHL 78 26 45 71 109 17 4 5 9 34
2001–02 Washington Capitals NHL 4 0 1 1 0
2001–02 Portland Pirates AHL 67 21 37 58 119
2002–03 Portland Pirates AHL 59 22 41 63 123 3 0 2 2 16
2003–04 Springfield Falcons AHL 64 19 31 50 100
2004–05 Sodertalje SK SEL 12 2 1 3 6
2004–05 Syracuse Crunch AHL 48 9 17 26 75
2005–06 DEG Metro Stars DEL 41 13 14 27 98 13 2 4 6 48
2006–07 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 37 10 10 20 37
2006–07 Peoria Rivermen AHL 12 3 3 6 6
2007–08 Las Vegas Wranglers ECHL 68 36 37 73 90 20 8 13 21 12
2008–09 Las Vegas Wranglers ECHL 52 16 14 30 73
NHL totals 92 9 15 24 58 2 0 0 0 0

Professional career

Ferraro was born in Port Jefferson, New York. He was the first of the twins to be drafted into the NHL, and was drafted in the first round (#24 overall) in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers.

During his NHL career, he played for the New York Rangers, the Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins and the Washington Capitals. Despite playing professional hockey for a combined thirty years, neither Ferraro managed to play over 100 NHL games. Peter has a career NHL total of 92 games played while his brother Chris played 74 NHL games.

Both brothers played for the DEG Metro Stars of the DEL in the 2005–06 season. Ferraro has signed a contract with the New York Islanders and attended the team's 2006–07 training camp. As he had previously indicated, he accepted a position with the team's minor league club, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, as he failed to make the NHL team. On March 27, 2009, the Last Vegas Wranglers announced that Ferraro had been suspended for the remainder of the regular season and playoffs due to Ferraro spearing another player after an on-ice brawl. During that same brawl, his brother Chris had suffered an broken leg, which also ended his season and career. On April 1, 2009 he was released from the Las Vegas Wranglers. http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3798289 OurSportsCentral.com: ECHL Transactions (April 1, 2009)

Personal

Ferraro currently runs Ferraro Brothers Elite Hockey with his brother Chris at Newbridge Ice Arena in Bellmore, NY. He was a finalist for the 2012 Portland Pirates Hall Of Fame. February 4, 2012

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