Ferriero, 27, played two games with the Vancouver Canucks last season but spent the majority with the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League. He ranked second on the Comets with 19 goals and third with 39 points in 54 regular-season games.
He's a winner. We want winners here, and he's a proven winner. He's won two Stanley Cups. He's 22 years old and been a big part of it. He's got all the right tools. He's got size (6-foot-1, 204 pounds) and strength. He's exactly what we were looking for. He's going to be a big piece of our team for many, many years to come.
— Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen on Brandon Saad, who he acquired in a trade with the Blackhawks on Tuesday