News: Rangers Call Up JT Miller/Send Down Benn Ferriero

JT MillerAccording to Katie Strang, the Rangers have called up JT Miller and Brandon Mashinter and sent down Benn Ferriero.

Mashinter was acquired from the Sharks for Tommy Grant.

Last week the Rangers said they would consider calling up Miller.

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Miller has eight goals and 12 assists for the Whale this season in 37 games.

Mashinter has five goals and seven assists in 38 games. He has three goals and four assists in eight games since being acquired.

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Read: Benn Ferriero Impressed John Tortorella

Prior to the game against the Leafs last night, Sam Rosen asked John Tortorella what he was hoping to see from Benn Ferriero.

Tortorella responded by talking about depth and how he has missed having guys push each other, “with some of the people that we lost in the trade and losing 4 or 5 people from last year, I haven’t been able to maneuver the lineup to get a push from the lineup. If I see that this kid can play, he is going to play and I will bounce him all over the place.”

Ferriero played 12:32 last night, 3:58 in the first period, 3:06 in the second period and 5:36 in the third period.

He had one shot, shot blocked, missed shot, hit, giveaway, takeaway and he was 2 and 4 on faceoffs.

Following the game,Tortorella said,“I thought that little sh!! Ferriero played well.”

He added, “I liked his speed and his composure. He has some JAM to him, he is willing to play along the boards. What happens from here I don’t know, but I think he played well.”

Read: Benn Ferriero Is Glad To Get Another NHL Shot

This morning the Rangers called up Benn Ferriero to take the place of Chris Kreider who is out of the lineup with an ankle issue.

Ferriero has played 92 games in the NHL and was acquired earlier this week for Chad Kolarik.

Ferriero said that he is glad to get another shot at the NHL and plas his best when he uses his speed to his advantage.

Brian Boyle, who played with Ferriero for two seasons at Boston College, told the NY Post that he will catch on quick, “He’s a good hockey player, he’s a smart hockey player. He can play.”

News: Rangers Call Up Benn Ferriero

The Rangers have called up Benn Ferriero from the Whale.

He was acquired earlier this week for Chad Kolarik.

Last night, for the Whale, he had an assist and five shots on goal.

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NEWS: Rangers Trade Chad Kolarik To Penguins/Acquire Benn Ferriero

2:03PM: Brian Boyle told the Rangers website that while he hasn’t seen much Ferriero the last few years, “I know he can play.”

10:29AM: Brian Costello of The Hockey News tweets that the Rangers had been offering up Kolarik for a while.

9:37AM: The Rangers have traded Chad Kolarik to the Penguins for center Benn Ferriero

Ferriero, 25, is 5-11, 185lbs and was originally a seventh round pick of the Coyotes.

He has played 92 games in the NHL with the Sharks with 14 goals and 8 assists.

Ferriero played four seasons at Boston College and is from Essex, Mass. He spent his first two seasons at BC with Brian Boyle.

This season, his first with the Penguins organization, he had 4 goals and 14 assists in 34 games.

The Hockey News list Ferriero’s potential as a depth forward.

His cap hit is $700,000.

At sister site CSN Bay Area, Kevin Kurz writes “Despite some injuries up front, Ferriero once again failed to secure a regular place in the lineup and was not particularly effective even when he was in. Ferriero has had ample opportunity to establish himself as an everyday NHL player, but it just hasn’t happened. It’s time to give someone else a shot.”

Brodie Brazil says that Ferriero has a knack for scoring timely goals and more than half of his goals at the NHL level directly helped the Sharks win. He adds “he works hard, he skates hard, and he can be pesky to opponents around the crease.  In retrospect, it would have been nice to see #78 unquestionably thrive in that window of opportunity he was given, during the Havlat injury. “

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