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Canucks announce signing of Ferriero

Jul 12, 2013, 9:15 PM EDT

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The Vancouver Canucks signed center Benn Ferriero, as well as forward Brandon Defazio in deals that were announced on Friday.

Both players add depth up front to the Canucks organization. Of the two, Ferriero is the only one with NHL experience.

He’s appeared in 96 career NHL games, breaking into the league with the San Jose Sharks in 2009-10.

Over the course of his NHL career, Ferriero has scored 14 goals and has 23 points.

Despite the Canucks current mantra that younger players will have their chances to crack the lineup in the fall, Ferriero at least gives them depth in the middle, and could challenge for a spot among the bottom two center jobs.

He also comes to the Canucks organization having played a very limited time under new head coach John Tortorella with the New York Rangers this past season.

Ferriero appeared in four games for the Rangers.


  1. wren49 - Jul 12, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    Ferriero plays RW, not Centre.

    He has never played a single game in the NHL as a centreman.

    Most likely because he is absolutely terrible on faceoffs. (96GP, 33 FOT, 30% FOW)

    He’ll replace Weise in the 4th RW spot.

    • bigtganks - Jul 12, 2013 at 10:50 PM

      Yah I wonder if Weises release last year by the rangers had to do with torts.

  2. bigtganks - Jul 13, 2013 at 1:43 AM

    I hope it’s to replace Weise. He’s so useless. He just takes up space.

  3. kaptaanamerica - Jul 13, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Weise is a good fourth liner. The guy plays hard every shift.gets the odd goal.

  4. DED - Jul 13, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Ferriero played 4 games for the Rangers this season (0G 1A) yet you guys still managed to find a picture of him. :)

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