|P-Bruins Add Peter Ferraro|
|Tuesday, March 9, 1999
Providence, RI -- The Providence Bruins added veteran winger Peter Ferraro to their roster today, after being reassigned from Boston. He had played in 44 games for Boston, posting six goals and eight assists for 14 points.
Ferraro is expected to be in the Bruins' lineup Wednesday night when they host the Kentucky Thoroughblades at 7:05 p.m. The contest matches the AHL's two highest-scoring teams against each other (Providence - 251 goals; Kentucky - 215 goals). A Bruins victory would tie the franchise record of 46 wins in 1992-93. Tickets for all Bruins home games are available through the Civic Center Box Office, all TicketMaster locations (401/508-331-2211), the Providence Bruins offices (401-273-5000) and the Bruins web site at www.providencebruins.com.
The 26-year-old Ferraro was the New York Rangers' first pick, 24th overall, in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft. He teamed with his twin brother, Chris, at the University of Maine in 1992-93 and helped the Black Bears win the NCAA title. They began the 1993-94 season at Maine before joining the U.S. National and Olympic teams. The captain of those teams was P-Bruins' head coach Peter Laviolette.
Ferraro began his professional career in 1994-95, skating for the IHL's Atlanta Knights and the Rangers' AHL affiliate, the Binghamton Rangers. He made his NHL debut with the Rangers in playing in five games 1995-96. He played 68 games for Binghamton, leading the club in scoring with 48-53-101 totals, ranking him fourth in the AHL. Ferraro, who was named a First-Team AHL All-Star that season, tied a league record with 27 power play goals. He posted team-leading 38-39-77 totals for Binghamton in 1996-97.
The Port Jefferson, NY native played 29 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins last season, tallying three goals and seven points before being claimed on waivers by the Rangers in January. He played one game for New York before being reassigned to their AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack, where he tallied 17 goals and 40 points in 36 games. His 8-6-14 totals in 15 playoff contests helped the expansion Wolf Pack reach the Eastern Conference Finals. Ferraro was signed as a free agent by the Boston Bruins last August.
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