Saturday, October 6, 2012

Peter Ferraro Autograph Card

Twin posts for twin brothers... you might have a sense of ''déjà-vu'' if you're read my earlier post about Chris Ferraro...

Peter Ferraro was a blue-chip prospect, a can't-miss minor league superstar who just fell short, perhaps because he was always paired up with his twin brother Chris; not only did they become only the second pair of identical twins to play on the same NHL team, they ended up doing so on three different occasions, first with the New York Rangers, then the Pittsburgh Penguins, and lastly the Washington Capitals (always in the same division)! They also played together for the AHL's Binghamton Rangers, Providence Bruins, Syracuse Crunch, and Portland Pirates, the SEL's Sodertalje SK, the DEL's Düsseldorfer Eislauf-Gemeinschaft Metro Stars, and the ECHL's Las Vegas Wranglers.

While his brother was chosen in the fourth round (85th overall) in 1992, Peter was selected in the very first round (24th overall) by the Rangers after scoring 153 points in 71 games of high school hockey. He then went on to have a 50-point season (one less than his brother) in 36 games for the University Of Maine Black Bears before making the leap to full-time Team USA the following year. He was named to the 1992 World Juniors All-Star team.

He also ended up with 591 points in 620 AHL games (a lot more than Chris in both categories, but both twins were near the point-per-game mark), but only 24 points - 9 goals - in 92 NHL games. He won the AHL's Jake A. Butterfield trophy as playoff MVP in 1998-99.

He is pictured above with his Team USA jersey, part of Classic's 1994-95 Draft Picks set (card #21 in the Autographs checklist, numbered #635/4875). It was signed with (a dying) blue sharpie. I actually traded for this card to have the pair, I think it was for a signed Tom Draper card I now regret no longer having.

1 comment:

  1. Gotta love those Classic Draft autos, one of the first serial numbered cards to have been released.