Detroit Red Wings‘ 2nd round pick in the 2009 draft (#32 overall), 3rd year center Landon Ferraro(29) received his first NHL recall from farm club Grand Rapids Griffins in the final season of his entry level contract.
He skated 13 shifts for 9:45 total minutes on ice, including 1:45 of penalty kill time and :13 on the power play in a 3-2 regulation win over original 6 rivals Toronto Maple Leafs. He also registered a shot on net and left his debut with an even rating.
The 6′ 179 lbs. forward has skated in 190 regular season AHL games scoring 46 goals and 49 assists and added another 5 tallies and 11 helpers on the way to helping the Griffins secure the 2013 Calder Cup Championship.
He may not have the biggest power forward size but he plays a relentless skating style game that gives him scoring opportunities and causes opposing teams to cough up the puck.
The 22-year old son of former hockey great Ray Ferraro (21 years, 1258 games) is set to become a restricted free agent at the end of the current campaign.
It seems highly likely he’ll be qualified for another season in the prospect system or even re-upped for two additional seasons.