After being shipped to Minnesota from New York, Benn Ferriero was told he wouldn’t be tendered a qualifying offer. Now he’s found himself a place to play.
At 26, Ferriero has spent the bulk of his career in the San Jose Sharks organization, but is now onto his fourth team in two years.
The forward, who can play both up the middle and on the wing, was signed to a one-year, two-way deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2012, but didn’t play a single NHL game with the team last season. Instead, Ferriero was dealt to the Rangers in exchange for Chad Kolarik, and suited up in four games with the Rangers.
Ferriero played the majority of last season in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, suiting up in 34 games with the WBS Penguins and tallying 18 points (4-14). When he was dealt to the Rangers, he suited up in another 23 AHL contests with the Connecticut Whale, adding another four goals and eight assists. There’s a strong possibility that Ferriero will end up playing a large chunk of time in Utica next season, bringing his stellar .75 point per AHL game pace to the Comets.
A former member of the ECAC All-Rookie team, Ferriero will look to stick with the Canucks, or he could be looking for his fifth home in just three years.