2017 NHL Entry Draft

Mario Ferraro




Previous Team: Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 87

Vital Statistics

Position: D • Height: 5-10 • Weight: 184 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: Sept. 17, 1998 • Hometown: King City, Ontario

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Don Mills Flyers (Ont. Ban.); Toronto Patriots (OJHL)
OHL Priority Selection: 2014 by Barrie (Round 10, No. 193 Overall)
USHL Draft: 2015 by Des Moines (Round 17, No. 253 Overall)
USHL Debut: Sept. 24, 2016 (Des Moines vs. Waterloo)
First USHL Goal: Oct. 15, 2016 (Des Moines vs. Cedar Rapids)
NCAA Commitment: Massachusetts-Amherst

Offensively Talented with Great Work Ethic

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Tenacious, athletic puck-mover committed to UMass. Plays big." (Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "He’s a really good skater and a creative offensive defenceman; very aggressive and feisty too. Just small and high risk. He has NHL feet. A good puck mover who creates offence, and is physical. He plays 100 percent every shift. He takes the puck on the offence ... a lot of upside." (Anonymous Scout, Recrutes.ca)

• "Plays a fairly physical game in his own end, and displays a little bit of nastiness in his game from time to time. ... Very good on the power play; he makes great plays with the puck on zone entry’s and gets the power play set up quickly. Ferraro does a good job getting available for a one-timer and can let it fly with good accuracy, both with his one-timer and a quick wrist shot. With no real glaring warts in his game and a style of play that is becoming increasingly more suited for today’s NHL." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Competitive and fiery; a gritty SOB who takes on bigger guys without hesitation. Instinctive and bright, with fine vision. Sees the whole ice and distributes the puck to the right spots with rocket passes. Can also carry it up himself and likes to activate on the rush. Forces the play with aggressive pinches at the blueline. Downsides are his size and shot: popgun drive lacks power, and he's not a threat to score much from the point, though he is a creative distributor." (Red Line Report)