Mario Ferraro

Mario Ferraro

25-Year-Old DefensemanD
San Jose Sharks
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Ferraro has been a regular for the Sharks for the past four seasons, playing a physical, stay-at-home style while offering next to nothing offensively (nine goals, 53 points in 252 career games). Ferraro has posted at least 129 hits in each season and has finished with no fewer than 145 blocks over the past two years, but he's also been a minus player in each of his four seasons in the NHL, meaning you should be looking elsewhere for late-round production on draft day. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $13 million contract with the Sharks in August of 2022.
Two-point effort in loss
DSan Jose Sharks
April 14, 2024
Ferraro scored a goal on four shots and added an assist in Saturday's 6-2 loss to the Wild.
ANALYSIS
Ferraro set up a Jan Rutta tally in the first period before scoring one of his own in the second. Entering Saturday, Ferraro had gone nine games without a point. The defenseman continues to play in a top-pairing role as a defensive presence. He's at a career-high 21 points with 123 shots on net, 118 hits, 189 blocked shots and a minus-35 rating through 76 appearances.
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2023–24 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    22:52
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:21
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    3:07
 
Ice Time
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Short-Handed
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23:00
0:31
2:38
2022–23
21:36
0:35
2:55
2023–24
22:52
0:21
3:07
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Trade interest renewed
DSan Jose Sharks
June 11, 2024
Ferraro, who was the subject of trade speculation prior to the March deadline, is once again drawing interest from other NHL clubs, Max Miller of TheHockeyNews.com reports Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
Ferraro is coming off a 2023-24 campaign in which he reached the 20-point threshold for the first time in his five-year NHL career. The 25-year-old blueliner also carries a modest $3.25 million cap hit for the next two seasons, no doubt fueling interest in his services. The Sharks have a handful of young defensive prospects, including AHL San Jose's leading blue-line scorer Jack Thompson, so they could be willing to part with Ferraro for the right price.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Ferraro has quietly become a key contributor for the Sharks, playing a ton of minutes (exactly 23:00 per game last season) and throwing the body around consistently. The 24-year-old has never been much of a scorer -- his career high in points is 17 -- but Ferraro added 140 hits and 151 blocks in just 63 games in 2021-22, numbers that are more than plentiful enough to give him late-round value in fantasy leagues which reward such statistics.
Few players in the NHL saw their responsibilities increase a season ago as much as Ferraro. He averaged a whopping 22:26 of ice time per game, after averaging just 15:53 per night a during the previous campaign. Ferraro -- a UMass-Amherst product -- managed just one goal and 17 points in 56 games, along with a minus-six rating, although the latter number is actually quite impressive given the lack of talent on the San Jose roster at the moment. Ferraro should push for 200 hits and 150 blocks over the course of a full year, but that's pretty much the only positive here from a fantasy perspective.
Ferraro earned an everyday role with the Sharks in 2019-20, posting 11 points, 120 hits and 63 shots on goal in 61 outings. By the latter part of the season, he was consistently seeing 20 minutes per game. The second-round pick from 2017 will likely be a leading blueliner for the Sharks' rebuild, and he may even unseat Marc-Edouard Vlasic for a top-four job in 2020-21. Ferraro still needs to clean up his defense a bit, and his physical playing style could lead to injuries for 5-foot-11 blueliner, but he may be worth a look in deep formats as a depth option. Just don't count on him to improve his plus-minus rating much from the minus-15 mark he carried last year.
Ferraro has been beaming with confidence since the Sharks called his name in the second round (49th overall) of the 2017 NHL draft. Regarded as a supremely athletic defenseman, he posted 14 points (two goals, 12 assists) to go with a plus-6 rating through 41 games for UMass-Amherst last season, and Ferraro upped the ante on his career honors by claiming alternate captain responsibilities before making his way onto the 2018 Hockey All-Rookie team. Keep the 5-foot-11, 179-pound skater in mind for the future knowing the ink is still drying on his three-year, entry-level contract.
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Adds helper Saturday
DSan Jose Sharks
March 24, 2024
Ferraro put up an assist and went minus-2 in Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Blackhawks.
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Cleared to play versus Jets
DSan Jose Sharks
February 13, 2024
Ferraro (lower body) will be in the lineup for Wednesday's clash with Winnipeg, Max Miller of The Hockey News reports.
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Lands on IR
DSan Jose Sharks
Undisclosed
January 29, 2024
Ferraro (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Monday, according to Max Miller of The Hockey News.
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Will miss time
DSan Jose Sharks
Undisclosed
January 23, 2024
Ferraro (undisclosed) could be sidelined until after the All-Star break, Max Miller of The Hockey News reports.
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Injured Monday
DSan Jose Sharks
Undisclosed
January 22, 2024
Ferraro (undisclosed) will not return to Monday's game against the Kings.
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