The Detroit Red Wings lost forward Landon Ferraro to waivers this season, failing to see him clear and head to the minors when the Boston Bruins claimed him from their divisional rivals.
The Bruins opted not to qualify Ferraro for a new deal as a restricted free agent, though, and ultimately lost him in free agency.
Now, he’s inked a new deal in the Central Division.
The St. Louis Blues confirmed on Friday evening that they had inked Ferraro, who finished his 2015-16 campaign with five goals and 10 points in 68 regular season games between the Bruins and the Red Wings, to a one year deal. Per the team, the deal is two way in nature, although the details of the contract were not released at the time of the announcement.
Drafted 32nd overall by the Red Wings in 2009, the son of former NHL great Ray Ferraro played in just 17 NHL games with Detroit before he was ultimately waived, so there’s not a particularly large sample size for the Blues to base his playing off of. He’s put up six goals and 11 points in a collective 65 games, though, which isn’t bad for a player who could still provide additional upside. While he likely could remain as a depth signing for the team, this is a worthy second chance for the team to give.