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First Goal Memorable

Sunday, 10.04.2009 / 6:30 PM / News
By San Jose Sharks Staff
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First Goal Memorable
For Sharks rookie Benn Ferriero, the start of the season couldn't have gone much better. To begin with, he was in uniform against Colorado on opening night, not what many would have projected when the Sharks rookie camp opened. While the outcome wasn't ideal in the mile high city, Ferriero’s father was travelling and as a result was able to make his son's NHL debut.

"He was in Arizona and just flew up before the game," said Ferriero. "It was lucky timing."

The elder Ferriero had to return home after the Colorado contest, but Benn and the team had better results in game two as they hammered rival Anaheim Saturday night. For Ferriero, he put his personal stamp on the evening by scoring his first NHL goal and jump staring the club offensively on their way to their first win.

"It was a double plus because I helped the team get its first victory and it was my first NHL goal," said Ferriero. "It's a great feeling to not only get the team going, but to get the goal and the win.”

The only difficult part for Ferriero is dealing with a new cell phone that doesn't have voicemail yet, so he missed out on a couple of congratulatory calls.

"It doesn't have voicemail yet, but I've got enough texts," said Ferriero.

That is not to say Ferriero hasn't been in contact with a plethora of people back home in Massachusetts, including his parents. He's also had the texts going with his younger brothers who are in high school.

"I've had a couple of texts with them," said Ferriero.

Ferriero is living the dream few get to even think about, but the critical part is that he is not just on the roster, but playing and contributing.

"It's exciting," said Ferriero. "When I came into camp, I didn't know what to expect.”

For fans getting acquainted with the rookie, the last name is pronounced FERRY-OH and the first name does in fact have two Ns.

"It's Italian," said Ferriero of his last name. "You just don't pronounce the last R."

As for the first name, there is an explanation for the additional N as well.

"My real name is Benn, not Benjamin, so they put the extra letter there," said Ferriero.

Ferriero doesn't plan to change anything from a hockey standpoint as he looks to stay in San Jose.

"I'm just keeping the same things going and trying to be better every day," said Ferriero.

The Boston College product has enough perspective to get a good chuckle out of the fact that he leads another Sharks newcomer (Dany Heatley) in goals.

"I don’t know how much longer that will last," quipped Ferriero.

ALL TOGETHER
Fellow rookies Jason Demers and Frazer McLaren assisted on Ferriero's goal, also earning their first NHL points.

"It's pretty cool that three rookies could get their first points all on the same goal,” said Ferriero.

REST
Sharks Head Coach Todd McLellan gave his team the day off before they prepared for their contest in Los Angeles this week.



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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 41 38 23 79
J. Thornton 82 11 65 20 76
P. Marleau 82 33 37 0 70
L. Couture 65 23 31 21 54
B. Burns 69 22 26 26 48
T. Wingels 77 16 22 11 38
D. Boyle 75 12 24 -8 36
J. Demers 75 5 29 14 34
T. Hertl 37 15 10 11 25
M. Nieto 66 10 14 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 12 5 2 .932 1.87
A. Niemi 39 17 7 .913 2.39
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