Detroit Red Wings forward Landon Ferraro Photo: Leech44 via WikiMedia

The Red Wings have signed forward Landon Ferraro to a one year contract worth $600,000 for the 2015-2016 season. Ferraro, the 32nd overall pick in the 2009 draft, made his NHL debut late in the season for the Wings and was an effective two way player during his time playing on the fourth line. Ferraro netted his first NHL goal in his three regular season games and contributed on the penalty kill while playing all seven playoff games.

Ferraro faces stiff competition to make the Wings fourth line this season. He’ll have to beat out the likes of Teemu Pulkkinen or Joakim Andersson for the final forward spot. Should Ferraro not win the camp battle, he would have to clear waivers in order to be assigned to Grand Rapids to play for the Griffins where he totaled 27 goals and 15 assists in 70 games last season. Ferraro is a gritty player whose hustle and fore-checking ability earned him a spot last season and if he can show up more on the score sheet during the preseason, he has a good chance of making the roster.