Today, the Bruins claimed Landon Ferraro off the waiver wire. He was put there yesterday by Detroit. Landon is the son of long-time NHL player and current TSN Analyst Ray Ferraro, which Bob McKenzie was sure to point out in this series of tweets:
BOS claims Landon Ferraro on waivers. Granberg to NSH on waivers.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) November 22, 2015
Well, @rayferrarotsn can breathe now.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) November 22, 2015
I don't know if Landon Ferraro will play for BOS in TOR on Monday but I do know @rayferrarotsn is doing the game for @TSNHockey.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) November 22, 2015
Landon has been in the Detroit system for quite a while now. He was drafted 32nd overall in 2009 by Detroit. Since then, he finished his time in the WHL by 2011. Since then, he's mostly been an AHL player except 17 NHL games over the last 3 seasons. This year, he's spent the whole start to the season in the NHL. He played about half of Detroit's games, which is likely why he was available on waivers. He's scored 1 NHL point, a goal against Carolina late last season, to cement the Red Wings into third in the division. Here's the goal:
It stood up as the game-winner and he earned 3rd star of the game. A few days later, the Bruins just barely missed out on the playoffs, so maybe Sweeney is just thanking him for the promotion?
Who is this guy?
Per Winging it in Motown's JJ from Kansas, when we asked "Who is this guy?":
Defensive-minded forward with good speed. Used to be considered blazing speed, but he's had some injury problems. Kid's a good-hearted grinder.
Potential ceiling to be maybe another Reilly Smith type of guy who can take advantage of being dragged up by good linemates, but isn't going to drive the bus on a line