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2009 NHL Entry Draft Prospects: Landon Ferraro

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Landon Ferraro

Center

Red Deer (WHL)

5'11" 165 lbs

Shoots: Right

Hometown: Vancouver, BC

Date of Birth: 8/8/91


GP G A P PIM
'08-'09 Red Deer (WHL) - Landon Ferraro 68 37 18 55 99

Landon Ferraro had a breakout season for the Red Deer Rebels of the WHL, registering 55 points after putting up just 24 points in '07-'08. Ferraro is the son of former NHLer Ray Ferraro and step-son of USA women's Olympic hockey player Cammi Granato.

Pros

- Fast skater (won the fastest skater competition at this year's CHL Top Prospects Game).

- Great hockey sense

- Strong positional play

- Good shot

- He has been described as mature beyond his years.

- A natural leader

- Has been described as confident but not cocky

- Has been compared to David Krejci

- Can turn to his father for advice about what it takes to play in the NHL

Cons

- Undersized at just 165 lbs.

- Had the worst +/- of any player on Red Deer this season with a -23 (although he was likely matched up against most teams' top line). He is a -49 over parts of three seasons with Red Deer.