Christopher Ralph is a hockey writer with a focus on prospects and the entry draft, as well as the Leafs’ correspondent here at THW.
“Full Potential” Prospect Profile:
28. Landon Ferraro – Burnaby, BC – 6’0″- 170 lbs – WHL – Red Deer – C
One-Timer: Son of former NHLer Ray Ferraro, Landon has wheels – as evident by his winning the fastest skater event at the Top Prospects Game’s Skill Competition. Other than his skating, Landon’s hockey smarts and hard work make him a solid NHL prospect, even setting bloodlines aside. The young Ferraro also knows a thing or two about scoring.Like many young offensive players, he needs work on his defensive play.
NHL Player(s) Comparison: David Krejci
Scouting Combine Performance:
- Sorokin stated: “Looked kinda cocky to me, kinda like his dad, who I’m not that big a fan of. Just something about this guy I didn’t like, can’t truly put a finger on it. He also skipped a lot of the tests due to an upper body injury, so I don’t see that helping his stock.”
International Tournaments: Ferraro registered 4 points in 5 games for Team Canada at the recent WJC-U18 tournament.
ETA = 2 to 3 years
Risk-Reward Analysis: Risk = 2.5/5 Reward = 4/5
NHL Potential: 2nd line goal-scoring forward
Fantasy Hockey Potential: Offensive = 8.5/10 Defensive = 6/10
- ISS: 17
- CSB: 18-NA
- TSN: 24
- THN: 28
(“Goal Scoring Machine”)