November 20, 2012

Hangin' Out With ... Penguins winger Benn Ferriero

By Jesse Connolly

If hockey ceased to exist, what line of work would you get into?

“Commercial bluefin tuna fishing.”

If you could hang out with any celebrity, who would it be?

“Adam Sandler.”

What’s the worst aspect of traveling during the season?

“Getting into a road city late and having to play the next day.”

What kind of car do you drive?

“I drive a Ford F-150 Platinum.”

Do you have any hidden talents?

“I can cook pretty well.”

What’s the best meal you can make?

“Anything on the grill: some steak tips, ribs, corn, barbecue.”

Which teammate has the worst fashion sense?

“Beau Bennett. He’s got the school sweatpants on, sandals with collared shirts. He’s
struggling a little bit, so I think I’ve got to help him out. Need to make him cut the cord from

Which teammate would make the best TV analyst?

“I’d go with Joey Mormina. He loves to talk to everyone and put in his two cents. I’m sure he’d have enough to say.”

What was the worst course you had to take in school?

“Computers in management. I failed three times. It was the only class I ever failed in school. I just couldn’t figure it out.”

If forced to do karaoke, what song would you pick?

“‘I’m Still a Guy’ by Brad Paisley.”

If someone made a movie about your life, who would you want to play you?

“Mark Wahlberg. I’ve got to stick with a Boston guy.”


Movie: “‘The Dark Knight.’ Not the new one, just ‘The Dark Knight.’”

TV show: “Two and a Half Men”

Band/artist: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Casino game: “All of them. I try a little bit of everything.”

Person you follow on Twitter: “I am not on Twitter, I’ll never be on Twitter and I’m not a fan of it. You can put that in, too.”

Road city: “Got to go with Boston.”

NHL player growing up: Peter Forsberg

Restaurant: Capital Grille

Hobby/activity: Fishing, golfing, watching sports and doing anything outdoors

Store: “I’d say the store I spend the most money at is probably Dick’s Sporting Goods.”


Penguins’ home, road or alternate jersey: The baby blue (alternate)

“The Office,” “Mad Men” or “The Walking Dead”: None.

Letterman, Leno or Conan: Leno

Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks or Tim Horton’s: Dunkin’ Donuts

Day games or night games: Night


Skates: Bauer

Gloves: Reebok

Stick: Reebok

Helmet: Reebok

This article originally appeared in the November 2012 issue of New England Hockey Journal.

Jesse Connolly is the Bruins beat writer for New England Hockey Journal and is the editor of

Twitter: @JesseNEHJ