The Detroit Red Wings on Friday re-signed center Landon Ferraro to a one-year contract.
Detroit’s first choice (32nd overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Ferraro tallied 31 points (15-16—31) and 52 penalty minutes in 70 regular season appearances with Grand Rapids last season. He also picked up three points (1-2—3) in nine playoff games with the team during the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs. In all, the 22-year-old Ferraro spent the last three full seasons and part of a fourth (2009-10) with the Griffins, notching 98 points (48-50—98) and 143 PIM in 200 games.
A native of Trail, British Columbia, Ferraro made his NHL debut with the Wings on March 18 in a 3-2 victory versus the Toronto Maple Leafs. During his time with Detroit, the 6-foot, 182-pound Ferraro skated in four games, registering two shots on goal and two PIM. Ferraro became the 142nd Griffins alumnus to play in the NHL.