Wranglers, Ferraro Brothers Agree To Terms

LAS VEGAS – The Las Vegas Wranglers® announced that they have agreed to terms with veteran forwards and identical twin brothers Peter Ferraro (pictured) and Chris Ferraro.

The Wranglers are the ECHL affiliate of the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League and the Quad City Flames of the American Hockey League. Former Dayton Bombers coach Jim Playfair is associate coach for Calgary while former ECHL player Jamie McLennan is the director of goaltender development for the Flames.

In the 1992 NHL Entry Draft, the New York Rangers selected Peter Ferraro in the first round (24th overall) and Chris Ferraro in the fourth round (85th overall).

The 35 year olds made NHL history in 1995 when they became the first set of identical twins to play for the same team, taking the ice for the Rangers, and in 13 seasons they have played on the same team nine times.

Peter Ferraro set the Wranglers record with 36 goals and led the team in scoring with 73 points, 11 power-play goals and a plus-minus rating of in 68 regular season games. He finished fourth in voting for CCM Vector Most Valuable Player. The team captain finished second on the team in the Kelly Cup Playoffs with 21 points (8g-13a) in 20 games as the Wranglers won the National Conference. He was the captain for the National Conference 2008 ECHL All-Star Game and had five points (2g-3a) in a 10-7 win. He and Ash Goldie scored 16 seconds apart in the second period to set an All-Star record for fastest two goals by one team.

Chris Ferraro had 51 points (12g-39a) in 46 regular season games and he shared the PaySource USA ECHL Plus Performer of the Month award for October after finishing with a plus-minus rating of +7. He missed 26 games due to injury, but returned to the ice for the last three games in the Kelly Cup Finals and had an assist.

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