Former Detroit Red Wings player Landon Ferraro was selected to play for Canada in the upcoming Olympic hockey tournament in Canada.
The Canadian roster was accidentally released by the International Ice Hockey Federation. Although the NHL decided not to allow current players to play, the Olympics will have an NHL flavor. Landon Ferraro join other former NHLers Eric Staal, Daniel Winnik, Davis Desharnais and Jason Demers on Canada’s roster. Buffalo Sabres prospect Owen Power and Anaheim Ducks prospect Mason McTavish are also on the Canadian squad.
Power’s University of Michigan teammate Kent Johnson, a Columbus Blue Jackets’ first-round pick, will be an alternate on the Canadian squad.
The Red Wings drafted Ferraro 32nd overall in 2009. Ferraro is the son of former NHler and current ESPN analyst Ray Ferraro. The young Ferraro played 17 games for the Red Wings over a three-year period from 2013-2016. He also played for the Boston Bruins and Minnesota Wild. He has played the past two seasons for Cologne in the German League. This season, Ferraro has 11 goals and 31 points in 37 games for Cologne
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