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Peter Ferraro Stays a Bruin
Re-acquired from the Thrashers
Boston Bruins: Press Box
BOSTON (June 25, 1999) - The Boston Bruins have re-acquired right wing Peter Ferraro from the Atlanta Thrashers for center Randy Robitaille, it was announced today by Bruins President and General Manager Harry Sinden. Ferraro was selected by Atlanta from Boston earlier today In the NHL's 1999 Expansion Draft.
"Peter proved a versatile player for us this season and he was an excellent player for Providence during their Calder Cup run," said Sinden. "We realize that we are giving up a solid prospect in Randy Robitaille, but Ferraro is at a stage of his career where he is better able to step in when needed and we feel that he is a better fit with our club at this time."
Ferraro, 26, just completed his sixth professional season, his first in the Bruins organization since signing as a free agent on July 21, 1998. Drafted by the NY Rangers as their first pick, 24th overall, in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft, he played one full season with the University of Maine in 1992-93, winning an NCAA championship with the Black Bears and played most of the following season with the U.S. National and Olympic teams. He turned professional in 1994-95 with Atlanta of the International Hockey League. He
spent most of the next two seasons in Binghamton of the American Hockey League, playing seven games during those years with the New York Rangers. He was claimed on waivers by Pittsburgh on October 1, 1997 and played 29 games for the Penguins in 1997-98 before he was re-acquired by the Rangers on
waivers in January, 1998. He finished the 1997-98 season in Hartford/AHL before signing with the Bruins in the 1998 off-season.
The 5'10", 180 lb. native of Port Jefferson, New York began last season in Boston with six goals and eight assists for 14 points and 44 penalty minutes in 46 games. He was assigned to Providence/AHL on March 8th and completed the season with the AHL Bruins with 15-10=25 totals and 14 PIM in 16 regular season Providence games. He led the AHL in playoff scoring with nine goals and 12 assists for 21 points in 19 playoff games as the Providence Bruins won the AHL's Calder Cup championship and he was named the playoff's Most Valuable Player.
Robitaille, 23, just completed his second full professional season. He signed with the Bruins as a free agent on March 27, 1997 following two seasons of college hockey at Miami (Ohio) University. He has spent most of his two pro seasons with Providence/AHL, playing in nine Boston games with two assists in that span. The 5'11", 190 lb. native of Ottawa, Ontario led the AHL Bruins in scoring in 1998-99 and was second overall in the AHL's scoring race. His 28 goals and 74 assists for 102 points and 34 penalty
minutes in 74 games led to regular season Most Valuable Player honors in the AHL. He added 6-14=20 totals with 20 PIM in 19 Providence playoff games en route to the Calder Cup championship.
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