Mario Ferraro

Mario Ferraro (born September 17, 1998) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL). After one season with the Des Moines Buccaneers of the junior United States Hockey League he joined the University of Massachusetts Amherst, spending two seasons there before signing with the Sharks. Ferraro made his NHL debut with the Sharks in 2019.

Mario Ferraro
Born (1998-09-17) September 17, 1998
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team San Jose Sharks
NHL Draft 49th overall, 2017
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2019present

Playing career

Ferraro spent the 2016–17 season with the Des Moines Buccaneers of the United States Hockey League. He scored 41 points in 60 games with the Buccaneers, tying for first among defencemen for goals and second in assists and points. As a result he was named to the USHL First-All Star Team and All-Rookie Team.[1] After the season Ferraro was selected in the second round, 49th overall, by the San Jose Sharks at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.[2] He subsequently went to the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and set a team record for points by a freshman defenceman with 23 points in 39 games.[3] He spent a second season at the university, recording 14 points in 41 games. After the conclusion of the 2018–19 season he was signed to a contract by the Sharks.[1]

He joined the Sharks for the start of the 2019–20 NHL season and made his debut on October 2, 2019 against the Vegas Golden Knights.[4] His first point, an assist, came in his second game on October 5, also against Vegas.[5]

Personal life

Ferraro, the son of Robert and Diana Ferraro, was born in Toronto, Ontario and grew up in King City, Ontario.[6]

Ferraro creates tech reviews on his Youtube channel Youngest of Plugs

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GPGAPtsPIM GPGAPtsPIM
2012–13 Toronto Marlboros Bantam AAA GTBHL
2013–14 Don Mills Flyers Minor Midget AAA GTMMHL 3365118 20000
2013–14 Don Mills Flyers Midget AAA GTHL 10000
2014–15 Toronto Patriots OJHL 431111228 2213416
2015–16 Toronto Patriots OJHL 516344046
2016–17 Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 608334142 30000
2017–18 UMass-Amherst HE 394192320
2018–19 UMass-Amherst HE 412121423
NCAA totals 806313743

Awards and achievements

Award Year
USHL
First All-Star Team 2016–17
All-Rookie Team 2017
College
All-Rookie Team 2017–18
Third All-Star Team 2018–19

References

  1. San Jose Sharks (April 29, 2019). "Sharks Sign Defenseman Mario Ferraro". NHL.com. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  2. Gilmore, Eric (July 22, 2017). "Sharks enthralled with Ferraro's speed, skill, style". NHL.com. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  3. Gilmore, Eric (July 25, 2018). "Ferraro taking patient approach with Sharks". NHL.com. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  4. Pashelka, Curtis (October 2, 2019). "Fearless approach: Rookie defenseman gets set for NHL debut". The Mercury News. San Jose, California. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  5. McKeon, Ross (October 5, 2019). "Fleury makes 34 saves in 800th NHL game, Golden Knights top Sharks". NHL.com. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  6. "UMass Minutemen roster". UMass Minutemen. October 24, 2019. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
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