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Landon Ferraro
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Born August 8, 1991 (1991-08-08) (age 27)
Trail, British Columbia, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 174 lb (79 kg; 12 st 6 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
St. Louis Blues
Detroit Red Wings
Boston Bruins
NHL Draft 32nd overall, 2009
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 2011–present

Landon Ferraro (born Landon Christopher Ferraro on August 8, 1991) is a Canadian ice hockey centre currently playing for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL).

He is the son of former NHL ice hockey centre and current TSN analyst, Ray Ferraro.

Playing CareerEdit

Junior Playing CareerEdit

Landon was drafted second overall by the Red Deer Rebels in the 2006 WHL Bantam Draft. During the 2008–09 season, he was the leading scorer for the Red Deer Rebels in his second WHL season.

Playing on a Rebels team that finished last in the Central Division, missing the WHL playoffs. He recorded 37 goals and 18 assists in 68 games.

During the 2009–10 season, Landon missed time early in the season due to a knee injury. He recorded 16 goals and 30 assists in 53 games.

The much-improved Rebels made the WHL playoffs after finishing fourth in the Central Division. He skated in three of the four games in the series against Saskatoon and was scoreless.

On July 26, 2010, Landon was traded by the Red Deer Rebels to the Everett Silvertips in exchange for Byron Froese, and a conditional fifth round draft pick in the 2012 draft.

On September 23, 2010, the Everett Silvertips announced that Landon was named the captain of the team.

During the 2010–11 season, Landon endured a difficult final season in junior hockey. Following a six-game scoring streak in January, he suffered a sports hernia injury, missing the next six weeks of play.

He finished the season with ten goals and 17 assists in 41 games. Everett made the playoffs after finishing fourth in the U.S. Division. He recorded three assists in the four-game series against Portland.

Professional Playing CareerEdit

On November 2, 2010, Landon signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Detroit Red Wings.

Following the 2010 WHL Playoffs, he made his professional debut for the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League (AHL) on April 9, 2010, in a game against the Lake Erie Monsters.

During the 2011–12 season, in his first full professional season in the AHL, Landon recorded nine goals and 11 assists in 56 games, ranking second among Griffins rookies with 20 points. He recorded his first professional goal on November 11, 2011.

During the 2012–13 season, Landon was the third-leading scorer for the Griffins. He recorded a team-high 24 goals and 23 assists in 72 games. He led the league with seven shorthanded points.

The Griffins finished first in the Midwest Division and captured the Calder Cup championship. He recorded five goals and 11 assists in 24 playoff games.

During the 2013–14 season, Landon recorded 15 goals and 16 assists in 70 regular season games, and one goal and two assists in nine playoff games for the Griffins.

On March 18, 2014, Landon made his NHL debut for the Detroit Red Wings in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

On July 25, 2014, he signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Detroit Red Wings. On April 11, 2015, Landon recorded his first career NHL goal against Cam Ward of the Carolina Hurricanes.

On July 5, 2015, he signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Detroit Red Wings. During the 2015–16 season, he appeared in seven games for the Red Wings before suffering a knee injury on November 6, 2015.

On November 22, 2015, he was claimed off waivers by the Boston Bruins.

During the off-season, Landon was not tendered a contract to remain with the Bruins and as a free agent, he signed a one-year deal with the St. Louis Blues on July 8, 2016.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Red Deer Rebels WHL 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Red Deer Rebels WHL 54 13 11 24 65
2008–09 Red Deer Rebels WHL 68 37 18 55 99
2009–10 Red Deer Rebels WHL 53 16 30 46 55 3 0 0 0 2
2009–10 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 2 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Everett Silvertips WHL 41 10 17 27 51 4 0 3 3 13
2011–12 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 56 9 11 20 47
2012–13 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 72 24 23 47 44 24 5 11 16 11
2013–14 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 70 15 16 31 52 9 1 2 3 2
2013–14 Detroit Red Wings NHL 4 0 0 0 2
2014–15 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 70 27 15 42 61
2014–15 Detroit Red Wings NHL 3 1 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 2
2015–16 Detroit Red Wings NHL 10 0 0 0 7
2015–16 Boston Bruins NHL 58 5 5 10 20
NHL totals 75 6 5 11 29 7 0 0 0 2

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Canada Pacific U17 4th 6 2 2 4 6
2009 Canada U18 4th 5 2 2 4 2
Junior totals 11 4 4 8 8

International PlayEdit

Landon made his international debut for Canada Pacific at the 2008 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, where he recorded two goals and two assists in six games.

He represented Canada at the 2009 IIHF World U18 Championships. He skated in five of six games for Canada at the IIHF World U18 Championship where he recorded two goals and two assists.

Canada won its first four games, but finished fourth after losing to the USA in the semifinals and Finland in the bronze medal game.

Personal LifeEdit

Growing up, Landon lived in New York City, Los Angeles and Atlanta before moving to the Vancouver suburb of Burnaby with his mother, Tracey following his parents' divorce.

He has an older brother, Matt (who played hockey in the WHL) and two younger half-brothers: Riley and Reese (from his father's second marriage to Cammi Granato).

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