The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed yet another two way free agent in San Jose Forward, Benn Ferriero. Benn is just one of seven free agents that GM Ray Shero has signed in the past 2 weeks that will carry a two way contract. Looks like Ray is stock piling the minors right now full of forwards.
Benn Ferriero, at 25 years old is the most recent signing for the Pens. He played 35 games last season for the San Jose Shark netting 7 goals for the Sharks. In the AHL, Benn played a total of 121 games and has amassed a total of 103 points in those games with 44 goals.
Ferriero, who is from Boston Massachusetts, played 4 seasons at Boston College. He scored 139 career points in his 165 games. He has also represented the US in the under 18 Worlds back in 2005.
As Mentioned, he is one of many additions that Ray Shero has made that all have received two way contracts. The others are Philippe Dupuis, Trevor Smith, Warren Peters, Dylan Reese, Jeff Zatkoff, Ryley Holzapel and lastly of course Benn Ferriero.
The Penguins are still holding out hope for a big name free agent and as time goes on, the chances of that happening is growing more slim. With Semin, Nash, and Doan still out there, the Fans are growing restless-as am I.
On a side note, I will be covering the public scrimmage tomorrow at the Consol Energy Center. The scrimmage will start at 3pm, and it is free and open to the public. Last year, the Pens brought in over 5000 fans to this event. Expect more of the same this season. I will be posting pictures and information after the event tomorrow.