Christopher M. Ferraro (born January 24, 1973) is an American retired ice hockey player who formerly played in the National Hockey League. Along with his twin brother, Peter, became the second set of identical twins to play on the same NHL team: the New York Rangers in the 1995–96 season. Chris and his twin brother Peter currently own an ice skating rink in East Meadow, NY.
January 24, 1973|
Port Jefferson, New York, USA
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
New York Rangers|
New York Islanders
|National team||United States|
85th overall, 1992|
New York Rangers
As a youth, Ferraro and his brother Peter played in the 1985, 1986 and 1987 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournaments with the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers minor ice hockey teams.
Chris Ferraro was the later of the Ferraro twins to be drafted into the NHL. He was drafted in the fourth round, 85th overall, in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft by the Rangers. During his NHL career, he played for the Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Edmonton Oilers, New York Islanders and Washington Capitals. He also represented the United States at the World Junior Hockey Championships in 1992 and 1993, and at the World Championships in 2003.
Ferraro played in Germany with the DEG Metro Stars in the 2005–06 season before returning to the American Hockey League with the San Antonio Rampage. He joined his brother playing with the Las Vegas Wranglers for the 2007–08 season. During a March 1, 2008 game against the Victoria Salmon Kings, he was the victim of a sucker punch that knocked him unconscious and resulted in a concussion. Ferarro pursued assault charges against his opponent, Robin Gomez, though Gomez was acquitted. Ferraro returned for the 2008–09 season for the Wranglers before ending his professional career to develop a training center for young players in Long Island.
Chris married Jennifer, his college sweetheart from the University of Maine in 2001. Three months later, his wife was diagnosed with stomach cancer and, after a 13-month battle, died on November 5, 2002. In dedication, Chris set up the Jennifer Ferraro Foundation to help further research in stomach cancer.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|1990–91||Dubuque Fighting Saints||USHL||45||53||44||97||84||—||—||—||—||—|
|1991–92||Dubuque Fighting Saints||USHL||20||30||19||49||52||—||—||—||—||—|
|1992–93||University of Maine||HE||39||25||26||51||46||—||—||—||—||—|
|1993–94||University of Maine||HE||4||0||1||1||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|1995–96||New York Rangers||NHL||2||1||0||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1996–97||New York Rangers||NHL||12||1||1||2||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||New York Islanders||NHL||11||1||3||4||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||Albany River Rats||AHL||74||24||42||66||111||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||DEG Metro Stars||DEL||42||6||22||28||134||14||2||3||5||28|
|2006–07||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||1||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||49||10||26||36||54||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Las Vegas Wranglers||ECHL||46||12||39||51||95||3||0||1||1||6|
|2008–09||Las Vegas Wranglers||ECHL||64||21||25||46||119||—||—||—||—||—|
|World Junior Championships|
Awards and honorsEdit
- "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-01-21.
- "Chris Ferraro player profile". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-02-21.
- "Injured hockey player ready to tell all in court". Victoria Times-Colonist. 2008-04-09. Archived from the original on 2011-06-04. Retrieved 2010-02-21.
- Meissner, Dirk (2009-07-03). "Acquitted hockey player says fighting part of game". Edmonton Sun. Retrieved 2010-02-21.[dead link]
- "The AHL: playing for fun, but also playing with a purpose". Portland Press Herald. 2010-01-15. Archived from the original on 2011-07-28. Retrieved 2010-03-23.
- "Hockey player still in pain". JF Foundation. 2006-03-20. Archived from the original on 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2007-11-10.
- "Ferraro starts fund to honor wife". JF Foundation. 2006-03-20. Archived from the original on 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2007-11-10.