2011-09-02 / Sports

Former Rival Ferrazzoli Signs With Brooklyn Aviators

Ferrazzoli being escorted off the ice after a brawl. Ferrazzoli being escorted off the ice after a brawl. The Brooklyn Aviators, proud second year member of the Federal Hockey League, announced the signing of forward Chris Ferazzoli to their 2011-12 roster.

“Chris is a very intelligent forward that can make plays with the best of them,” said President and Head Coach, Rob Miller. “I’ am very excited that he decided to stay home and showcase his talents in front of our fans in Brooklyn.”

Ferazzoli, 31, played last season with the Augusta Riverhawks of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL). The Floral Park, NY product skated in 14 games, where he collected three goals and eight assists.

During the 2009-10 campaign, the lefty-shot dressed in 56 contests for the Mississippi Surge (SPHL), scoring 10 goals while registering 50 points, which was sixth most on the team.

“Chris brings a hometown connection that will for sure make him a fan favorite,” said Team Executive and Broadcaster, Carmine Vetrano. “He had a great collegiate hockey career, and his time at the pro level is something that the Aviators will benefit from on and off the ice.”

Prior to Mississippi, he competed for the Jersey Rockhoppers of the Eastern Professional Hockey League in 2008-09, where he scored a career best 24 goals for 65 points. His performance earned him a 14-game call-up to the Cincinnati Cyclones of the East Coast Hockey League. Ferazzoli tallied five points for the double-A affiliate of the Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators.

In 2007-08, he split time between the ECHL, Central Hockey League, and Mid-Atlantic Hockey League. He grabbed 65 points in 26 games for the Indiana Ice Miners (MAHL), before seeing some action with the Youngstown Steel- Hounds (CHL) and the Elmira Jackals (ECHL).

He started his professional career after three years at the University of Delaware (ACHA, D1). Ferazzoli dressed for Team USA at the 2003 World University Games in Tarvisio, Italy, and was named an ACHA All-American after the 2001-2002 season.

Ferazzoli has 199 points at the professional level, registering 62 goals and 137 assists in 157 career games.

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