Benn Ferriero was acquired by the Rangers from Pittsburgh on Thursday. He played for the Connecticut Whale on Friday, picking up an assist. Then Ferriero was recalled from the minors by the Rangers on Saturday morning. And later that night the swift-skating forward made his Blueshirts debut against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Madison Square Garden.
"It's been a whirlwind, for sure," said the 25 year-old Ferriero.
It was also a solid Rangers debut for the Boston native, who started the game on the third line alongside Carl Hagelin and fellow Boston College alum Brian Boyle before graduating to the second line with Ryan Callahan and Taylor Pyatt in the third period. Ferriero logged nearly 13 minutes of ice-time and provided plenty of energy to the Rangers lineup.
"I really liked his speed and composure, and I think he's got a little jam to him," Rangers head coach John Tortorella said of the newest Ranger. "This is the first I have ever seen him play, and I think he played 12 or 13 minutes, and he deserved to. I thought he played well."
A veteran of 92 NHL games as a member of the San Jose Sharks prior to playing Saturday night for the Blueshirts, Ferriero was on ice for Toronto's first goal in the opening period---off an egregious Rangers turnover in their own end. He officially recorded one shot on goal, one hit, and one takeaway.
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