By Brian Compton
NHL.com Staff Writer
There are plenty of theories that have been flying around for decades regarding twin brothers.
They dress the same without telling each other what to wear. One hits his head, the other feels the pain.
When it comes to the Ferraro twins, there is one certainty — they enjoy each other’s company.
It’s been 15 years since Peter Ferraro and Chris Ferraro (pictured) were selected in the 1992 NHL Draft, both by the New York Rangers. While their success at hockey’s highest level was modest — they combined for 16 career goals — the Ferraro twins continue to play the game they love. More importantly, they’re doing it together.
And they won’t have it any other way.
Despite numerous offers from American Hockey League and European clubs — where the grass would unquestionably have been greener — Peter and Chris opted to sign deals with the Las Vegas Wranglers in the ECHL. Not only did “Sin City” offer them a chance to play for one of the league’s annual top teams, but it also provided them a chance to reunite after being separated in 2006-07.
Last season, Peter split time between the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and the Peoria Rivermen in the AHL. While Chris also spent the majority of the season in the same league, he was in San Antonio. Sure, it was fun, but the twin brothers missed each other’s company.
They decided to fix that over the summer. Sure, they both received more-lucrative deals overseas and at the Triple-A level. But Wranglers coach Glen Gulutzan made them an offer they couldn’t refuse — the chance to be teammates again on American soil.