NHL notes: Red Wings re-sign forward Landon Ferraro

Landon Ferraro #29 of the Detroit Red Wings congratulates teammate Gustav Nyquist #14 on a goal...

Landon Ferraro #29 of the Detroit Red Wings congratulates teammate Gustav Nyquist #14 on a goal against the Minnesota Wild during the third period of the game on March 21, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images/AFP)

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The Detroit Red Wings re-signed forward Landon Ferraro to one-year contract on Friday.

According to reports, it is a two-way deal worth $550,000 at the NHL level.

Ferraro, a 2009 second-round pick (No. 32) of the Red Wings, made his NHL debut last season. He had two shots on goal and two penalty minutes while averaging 8:58 of ice time in four regular-season games.

Ferraro scored 15 goals and had 31 points in 70 games with the Grand Rapid Griffins of the American Hockey League. Last season was his third in the AHL. In 200 games, he has 48 goals and 98 points.

Ferraro is the son of former NHL player and current TSN broadcaster Ray Ferraro.

AUSSIE PICK INKS DEAL

The Washington Capitals signed forward Nathan Walker to a three-year, entry-level contract on Friday.

Walker, 20, was the first Australian ever drafted in the NHL on June 28 after Washington selected him in the third round with the No. 89 overall pick.

Walker had five goals, six assists and 40 penalty minutes in 43 games with the Hershey Bears of the AHL last season.

In the 2012-13 season, Walker had seven goals, 20 assists and 63 penalty minutes in 29 games with the Youngstown Phantoms of the USHL.

VIRTANEN UNDER CONTRACT

Jake Virtanen is under contract with the Vancouver Canucks.

The 17-year-old forward, who went sixth overall at the 2014 NHL draft, is coming off a 45-goal and 71-point campaign with the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League last season.

The native of Abbotsford, B.C. won gold with Canada at the 2013 Under-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and bronze at the 2014 Under-18 World Championship in Finland.

'CANES SIGN BELLEMORE

Defenceman Brett Bellemore signed a one-year, two way contract with the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday.

The deal will pay Bellemore $600,000 in the NHL or $175,000 at the AHL level next season.

In his first full season with the Hurricanes, the 26-year-old native of Windsor, Ont. recorded two goals and eight points in 64 games.

NHL VET SIGNS IN AHL

Veteran forward Jason Williams is resuming his hockey career in North America.

Williams signed a contract with the American Hockey League's Oklahoma City Barons, the minor-league affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers, on Friday following two seasons in Switzeland.

Williams, 33, scored 34 goals and 64 points in 79 games with Ambri-Piotta of the Swiss Elite League.

The native of London, Ont. has played 455 career games in the NHL with Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, Columbus, Dallas and Pittsburgh, winning the Stanley Cup in 2002 with the Red Wings.


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