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Ferraro stays the course at camp

Sunday, 07.8.2012 / 7:53 PM ET / News
By Rick Bowness  - Public Relations Coordinator
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Ferraro stays the course at camp

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.Landon Ferraro is hardly long in the tooth.

At this week’s development camp, however, the 20-year-old speedy winger can definitely be considered a wily veteran.

Landon Ferraro
Landon Ferraro
Center - GRAND RAPIDS (AHL)
Goals: - 9 | Assists: - 11 | Pts: - 20
Shots: - 87 | +/-: - Minus-6
Ferraro is currently taking part in his fourth Red Wings’ summer camp, giving him senior status amongst participating forwards. The former Western Hockey League star – with Red Deer and Everett – has come a long way since his first camp at which he was brimming with nerves as he sought to make a good first impression upon Wings’ management.

“The biggest thing is my comfort level,” Ferraro said on Sunday when asked about the difference between his 2009 development camp experience and now. “I remember when I was here at 17 I was just so excited that my hands were shaking. I was anxious to prove that I belonged here. Now I’m much more comfortable. I know everyone. If I don’t understand a drill or something I know the coaches well enough to ask them to ask about it.”

Detroit’s top pick – second round, 32nd overall – in the 2009 NHL draft, Ferraro’s professional career officially began last season when he produced nine goals and 11 assists in 56 games in Grand Rapids. While he was unable to replicate the lofty scoring totals he put up in the WHL – he scored 37 goals in his draft year with the Rebels – Ferraro was nonetheless pleased with his rookie season with the Griffins.

“I think I got better as I went along,” says the Trail, British Columbia, native of his freshman AHL campaign. “It was tough at the start of the year, making the adjustment from junior, but right around Christmas I felt like I took a big step forward and was a lot more confident with the puck. I started to get points more consistently and I was happy with how I finished before getting hurt at the end of the season.”

Now healthy and looking to build upon the progress he made in the second half of 2011-12, Ferraro sees this week’s proceedings in Traverse City as a good opportunity to continue his development and an ideal spot at which to kick-off his pursuit of a successful sophomore season in the pros.

“My goal for this camp is the same as the last two years really – to show that I’m improving and to make sure I’m taking something out of every on-ice session and (off-ice) workout. I want to take advantage of this week the best I can and continue to develop my game.”

Ferraro will be back in action alongside 40 of his fellow aspiring NHL stars on Monday morning at Centre Ice Arena. More information on the 2012 edition of Red Wings development camp can be obtained by clicking HERE.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Tatar 5 0 3 1 3
M. Green 5 1 1 -1 2
A. Athanasiou 5 1 0 1 1
G. Nyquist 5 1 0 2 1
H. Zetterberg 5 1 0 3 1
J. Abdelkader 5 1 0 -3 1
B. Richards 5 1 0 -4 1
D. Helm 5 1 0 -1 1
D. Larkin 5 1 0 -2 1
N. Kronwall 5 0 1 3 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 1 2 0 .945 1.36
J. Howard 0 2 0 .891 3.59