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.
We think that Randy is a very good coach. Our players think that Randy is a very good coach. We think that he's going to get the most out of this group. With the addition of the two assistants, a bit of a different dynamic, we're very comfortable that this is a quality coaching staff that's going to maximize the potential of this team.
— Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis on head coach Randy Carlyle and his staff