Benn Ferriero of Top Gun Hockey joins this week’s episode of New England Hockey Journal’s “RinkWise” podcast.
Ferriero, a former NHLer from Essex, Mass., was a star forward at Governor’s Academy and Boston College before signing with the San Jose Sharks in 2009. During his NHL career, he played with some of the top players in the league, including Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski.
Now retired, the 2006 seventh-rounder is mentoring a new generation of talent and helping young area players develop their skills as a coach with Top Gun in Salem, N.H.
Five years after hanging up the skates as a player, Ferriero coaches the program’s U-18 team. In addition to his work behind the bench, he runs summer/spring skills sessions with Real Speed Sports and also helps coordinate the New England fall prep hockey league.