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Ray Ferraro

TSN Hockey Analyst and Former NHL All-Star

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Ray Ferraro Biography

Raymond Vincent Ferraro is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and current broadcaster for TSN Radio 1040 and TSN. He played in the National Hockey League for the Hartford Whalers, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Atlanta Thrashers and St. Louis Blues. His nickname was the "Big Ball of Hate," coined by former Rangers teammate Glenn Healy.

Ferraro was a prolific scorer in junior hockey, including a 108-goal and 192-point season for the Western Hockey League's Brandon Wheat Kings in 1983–84. He also was a member of the 1982–83 Portland Winter Hawks squad that won the 1983 Memorial Cup. Ferraro's teammates on the championship-winning team included Cam Neely, Mike Vernon, Brian Curran, John Kordic and other future NHLers. In his NHL career, he scored 408 goals and 490 assists for a total of 898 points in 1,258 games spanning 18 seasons. He was named to the NHL All-Star Game in 1992, held in Philadelphia. He also had two 40-goal seasons. Ferraro had a memorable Stanley Cup playoff run for the New York Islanders in 1993, scoring two overtime goals against the Washington Capitals as the Islanders defeated both the Capitals and the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins. Ferraro assisted on David Volek's game- and series-winning goal during overtime of Game 7 against the Penguins. The goal advanced the Islanders to the Wales Conference Finals, which they lost to the eventual champion Montreal Canadiens. Ferraro finished that playoff season with team-leading totals in goals and points.

Ferraro retired from the NHL on August 2, 2002. He has a done work for ESPN hockey broadcasts, including work on NHL 2Night with John Buccigross and Barry Melrose, where he began working while still an active player. On that show, Ferraro was often referred to as "Chicken Parm" by Buccigross after an accident with chicken parmesan moments before going on the air. He later worked as a studio analyst for the NHL on NBC, as a colour commentator on Edmonton Oilers broadcasts on Rogers Sportsnet West and on Sportsnet's other hockey programs. Ferraro works as a game analyst and studio analyst for the NHL on TSN. Ferraro provided colour commentary and analysis for CTV during the 2010 Winter Olympics. Since Pierre McGuire left TSN for NBC/Versus, Ferraro became the lead game analyst. After Rogers Media, the parent of TSN's rival Sportsnet, gained the national NHL rights took effect in the 2014-15 NHL season, Ferraro became a color commentator for the regional Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators games on TSN on a rotating basis. On May 5, 2014, EA Sports announced that Ferraro will be an ice level analyst for NHL 15 along play-by-play commentator Mike "Doc" Emrick and color commentator Ed "Eddie" Olczyk. He returned as an ice level analyst for NHL 16.

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  • How do I book Ray Ferraro to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Ray Ferraro for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Ray Ferraro, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Ray Ferraro or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Ray Ferraro

    Speaking fees for Ray Ferraro, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Ray Ferraro are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Ray Ferraro, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Ray Ferraro speak about?

    Ray Ferraro is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Hockey, Sports.
  • Where does Ray Ferraro travel from?

    Ray Ferraro generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Ray Ferraro’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Ray Ferraro for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ray Ferraro for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Ray Ferraro or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Ray Ferraro Biography

Raymond Vincent Ferraro is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and current broadcaster for TSN Radio 1040 and TSN. He played in the National Hockey League for the Hartford Whalers, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Atlanta Thrashers and St. Louis Blues. His nickname was the "Big Ball of Hate," coined by former Rangers teammate Glenn Healy.

Ferraro was a prolific scorer in junior hockey, including a 108-goal and 192-point season for the Western Hockey League's Brandon Wheat Kings in 1983–84. He also was a member of the 1982–83 Portland Winter Hawks squad that won the 1983 Memorial Cup. Ferraro's teammates on the championship-winning team included Cam Neely, Mike Vernon, Brian Curran, John Kordic and other future NHLers. In his NHL career, he scored 408 goals and 490 assists for a total of 898 points in 1,258 games spanning 18 seasons. He was named to the NHL All-Star Game in 1992, held in Philadelphia. He also had two 40-goal seasons. Ferraro had a memorable Stanley Cup playoff run for the New York Islanders in 1993, scoring two overtime goals against the Washington Capitals as the Islanders defeated both the Capitals and the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins. Ferraro assisted on David Volek's game- and series-winning goal during overtime of Game 7 against the Penguins. The goal advanced the Islanders to the Wales Conference Finals, which they lost to the eventual champion Montreal Canadiens. Ferraro finished that playoff season with team-leading totals in goals and points.

Ferraro retired from the NHL on August 2, 2002. He has a done work for ESPN hockey broadcasts, including work on NHL 2Night with John Buccigross and Barry Melrose, where he began working while still an active player. On that show, Ferraro was often referred to as "Chicken Parm" by Buccigross after an accident with chicken parmesan moments before going on the air. He later worked as a studio analyst for the NHL on NBC, as a colour commentator on Edmonton Oilers broadcasts on Rogers Sportsnet West and on Sportsnet's other hockey programs. Ferraro works as a game analyst and studio analyst for the NHL on TSN. Ferraro provided colour commentary and analysis for CTV during the 2010 Winter Olympics. Since Pierre McGuire left TSN for NBC/Versus, Ferraro became the lead game analyst. After Rogers Media, the parent of TSN's rival Sportsnet, gained the national NHL rights took effect in the 2014-15 NHL season, Ferraro became a color commentator for the regional Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators games on TSN on a rotating basis. On May 5, 2014, EA Sports announced that Ferraro will be an ice level analyst for NHL 15 along play-by-play commentator Mike "Doc" Emrick and color commentator Ed "Eddie" Olczyk. He returned as an ice level analyst for NHL 16.

FAQs on booking Ray Ferraro

  • How do I book Ray Ferraro to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Ray Ferraro for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Ray Ferraro, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Ray Ferraro or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Ray Ferraro

    Speaking fees for Ray Ferraro, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Ray Ferraro are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Ray Ferraro, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Ray Ferraro speak about?

    Ray Ferraro is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Hockey, Sports.
  • Where does Ray Ferraro travel from?

    Ray Ferraro generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Ray Ferraro’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Ray Ferraro for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ray Ferraro for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Ray Ferraro or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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