SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has agreed to terms with free-agent forwards Landon Ferraro and Cal O'Reilly on two-year, two-way contracts ($700,000/$375,000 in 2017-18 and 2018-19).
Ferraro, 25 (8/8/91), collected 15 points (7-8=15) and 12 penalty minutes (PIM) in 22 games with the Chicago Wolves in the American Hockey League (AHL) in 2016-17. During the 2015-16 season, the 6-foot, 180-pound native of Trail, British Columbia, skated in 10 games with the Detroit Red Wings before being claimed off waivers by the Boston Bruins on Nov. 22, 2015. In 58 games with the Bruins, he tallied 10 points (5-5=10) and 20 PIM. Ferraro owns 11 points (6-5=11) and 29 PIM in 75 career NHL contests with the Red Wings and Bruins. He also skated in seven Stanley Cup playoff matches with Detroit in 2014-15. Ferraro has tallied 155 points (82-73=155) and 216 PIM in 292 career AHL contests with the Grand Rapids Griffins and the Wolves and owns 19 points (6-13=19) in 33 Calder Cup playoff matches. He played for Canada at the 2009 World Under-18 Championship and was originally selected by Detroit in the second round (32nd overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Ferraro's father, Ray, collected 898 points (408-490=898) in 1,258 career NHL games during 18 seasons with Hartford, the New York Islanders, the New York Rangers, Los Angeles, Atlanta and St. Louis (1984-2002).
O'Reilly, 30 (9/30/86), recorded one assist in 11 games with the Buffalo Sabres and 50 points (9-41=50) in 62 games with the Rochester Americans and the Toronto Marlies in the American Hockey League (AHL) last season. The 6-foot, 193-pound native of Toronto, Ontario, added seven points (1-6=7) in 11 Calder Cup playoff games with the Marlies. He collected seven points (3-4=7) in 20 NHL contests with the Sabres and 29 points (6-23=29) in 47 AHL games with Rochester during the 2015-16 season. O'Reilly owns 49 points (16-33=49) in 144 career NHL contests during parts of six seasons with Nashville, Arizona, Pittsburgh and Buffalo (2008-12, 2015-17). He has collected 450 points (89-361=450) in 525 career AHL games with Milwaukee, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Portland, Utica, Rochester and Toronto (2005-10, 2011-12, 2013-17). O'Reilly owns 50 points (12-38=50) in 77 career Calder Cup playoff matches and has made four AHL All-Star Game appearances (2016, 2015, 2010 and 2009). O'Reilly was originally selected by Nashville in the fifth round (150th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.