Today the Red Wings have announced they have signed restricted free agent center Landon Ferraro to a 1 year two-way deal. Landon Has appeared in 4 NHL games for the Detroit red Wings while appearing in 130 contest for the Grand Rapids Griffins and totaled 67 points in that time.
Landon was the Red Wings first pick in 2009, selected with the 32nd pick in the second round. Landon is a speedy two-way forward with some offensive up side, but tracks to be nowhere near as good as his father Ray Ferraro who over the course of 1,258 games played scored 898 points. In his 4 game stint last season he did not tally on the score sheet but was even in the +/- category.
Landon probably won’t see action this season in the NHL unless another bought of catastrophic injuries hits the parent club. He is however only 23 and can still grow into his role as a checking center, much in the mold of a Darren Helm, and he makes a good insurance option in case the recently signed Czech Tomas Nosek needs more time to adjust to the North American game while playing in Grand Rapids. It should be noted that this year the Red Wings did draft 5 centers at the draft in Philadelphia, which for Landon means he is about to get a lot more competition in the form of Axel Holmstrom, Alex Kadykin, Dominc Turgeron, Christopher Ehn and Dylan Larkin.