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Capitals sign right wing Peter Ferraro

August 1, 2001

WASHINGTON, DC - Washington Capitals Vice President and General Manager George McPhee announced today that the team has signed free agent right wing Peter Ferraro to a one-year contract.

Ferraro, 28, appeared in 78 games for Providence of the American Hockey League last season, scoring 26 goals and 45 assists, leading the team in goals and points (71). In 17 playoff games last season, he ranked second on the team with nine points on four goals and five assists.

Originally drafted by the NY Rangers in the first round, 24th overall, in the 1992 Entry Draft, he has spent the last three seasons in the Bruins organization, appearing in 51 games for Boston and 142 games for Providence in that time. Overall, Ferraro has appeared in 88 NHL games for the NY Rangers, Pittsburgh and Boston, recording nine goals and 15 assists.

His career minor league numbers, which include stints in Atlanta (IHL), Binghamton (AHL), Hartford (AHL) and Providence (AHL), are 394 games played, 182 goals, 225 assists, 407 points and 688 penalty minutes. Ferraro’s best offensive season came in 1995-96 when he finished fourth in League scoring with 48 goals and 53 assists for 101 points, including an AHL record 27 power play goals, in 68 games with Binghamton. That season, he earned AHL First-Team All-Star honors.

The native of Port Jefferson, N.Y., played two seasons of collegiate hockey at the University of Maine, helping them capture the 1993 NCAA National Championship as a freshman. The following season, Ferraro represented the United States at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, recording six goals in eight games.

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