#87 – Mario Ferraro, LD – Des Moines, USHL

Central Scouting – #78 NAS
Future Considerations – #72
McKeens – #121
THN – #79
Craig Button – #101
Hockey Prospect – #89


COMPARABLE : Shayne Gotisbehere
UPSIDE : #4 Puck-moving D-Man
FLOOR : AHL Call-up


I think Mario Ferraro compares well to a guy like Shayne Gostisbehere in the way that he’s a great skater with a quick stride along with quick decision making abilities. They are both about the same size and could probably stand to get a bit heavier and stronger. I don’t think he’ll turn out as good as ‘ghost’ but then again, he was also a player who flew under the radar as well his draft year when he was selected in the 3rd round. (78th – 2012 – PHI)

Ferraro is an effective puck mover and has tremendous puck control…he can really dangle. I think he’s probably a little bit underrated and I think that 3rd round is great value for a player who can skate and move the puck the way he does.



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