The Everett Silvertips announced Thursday that 19 year old center Landon Ferraro has been named Captain of the Everett Silvertips for the 2010-11 season. Ferraro, of Vancouver, BC, served as an assistant captain with the Red Deer Rebels in 2009-10.
“It’s a huge honor to be named captain of the Everett Silvertips,” Ferraro said. “Joining this team as a new player and being named Captain is something that I will treat with the utmost respect. I look forward to working with Craig, Doug and the rest of the Silvertips as we look to bring this club to the next level.”
Ferraro, 19, was acquired from Red Deer in exchange for center Byron Froese and a conditional 2012 5th round draft pick in a July 26th trade. He was selected in the second round, 32nd overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Detroit Red Wings following a 37-goal season with the Rebels in 2008-09 and having been drafted second overall in the 2006 WHL Bantam Draft. Standing 6’0 and weighing 170 pounds, the forward has accumulated 125 points on 66 goals and 59 assists in 179 WHL games and was a participant in the 2009 CHL Home Hardware Top Prospects Game, earning the Fastest Skater Award at the 2009 CHL Home Hardware Top Prospects Skills Competition. He appeared in two AHL games with the Grand Rapids Griffins at the conclusion of the 2009-10 season. Landon is the son of Ray Ferraro, an 18-year NHL veteran who holds the WHL record for goals in one season with 108, set in 1983-84 while with the Brandon Wheat Kings as part of a 192 point season.
Ferraro has also represented Hockey Canada on several occasions, posting four points on two goals and two assists while leading Canada to the Silver Medal at the 2009 World Under-18 Championships. He also appeared as a 16 year old for Team Pacific at the 2008 U-17 Hockey Challenge, recording four points on two goals and two assists.
“We’re excited to have Landon here as our Captain.” Head Coach Craig Hartsburg said. “He’s shown great maturity, competitiveness and commitment to his teammates. He will have great support from his assistant captains and other players who are leaders as well.”
Ferraro becomes the eighth captain in team history, following Bryan Nathe (2003-04), Mitch Love (2004-05), Torrie Wheat (2005-06), Cody Thoring (2006), Jason Fransoo (2007), Jonathan Harty (2007-08) and Zack Dailey (2008-10).
Accompanying Landon in leadership roles this season will be assistant captains Rasmus Rissanen, Clayton Cumiskey, Kellan Tochkin and Ryan Murray.
The Silvertips open the 2010-11 season with a rivalry weekend against the Seattle Thunderbirds on Friday, September 24 and Vancouver Giants on Saturday, September 25. For all ticketing queries, including season seats, ticket packages, and group ticketing information, please call the Silvertips offices at (425) 252-5100. For all current Silvertips information, please visit www.everettsilvertips.com or connect with the club on social networking sites Facebook (Everett Silvertips Hockey Club) and Twitter (@WHLsilvertips).