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.
I've got a lot of experience and there's a lot of young guys. It's even making me excited a little more. It's kind of a new life. At my age, I feel like I know a lot of things what to do, but I just cannot do it anymore. It's a lot easier to tell them what to do because they've still got the legs and hands to do it. I just know things, but I cannot do them anymore.
— Jaromir Jagr after making his Panthers debut in a win against the Sabres on Saturday