Ray Ferraro Joins FASTHockey as Strategic Advisor



    
    NBC studio analyst is latest NHL veteran to join company's advisory board
    

    BROOKLINE, Mass., March 29 /CNW/ -- FASTHockey
(http://www.FASTHockey.com), the Web's leading resource for amateur hockey and
player recruiting, today announced that Ray Ferraro has joined its Strategic
Advisory Board.
    Ferraro becomes the latest NHL alumni to join the Advisory Board, and
with his added experience as a hockey analyst for NBC, he brings unique
insights and strategic value to FASTHockey.
    "As a former player and a hockey parent, I believe FASTHockey is filling
a huge need for players looking to get recruited to the next level," said
Ferraro.  "I am excited about helping the company build awareness and grow
because the idea behind FASTHockey is a long time coming."
    In his NHL career, Ferraro tallied 898 points in 1258 games for the
Hartford Whalers, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings,
Atlanta Thrashers and St. Louis Blues.  After retiring, he's gone onto a
successful broadcasting career, first with ESPN and now with NBC.  He also
provides regular color commentary for the Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver
Canucks, and has a daily "Hockey Hour" radio show in Vancouver.
    "Our Strategic Advisory Board plays a critical role for us, and having
such an impressive team of hockey people definitely sets us apart," said Marc
Ruskin, president and CEO of FASTHockey.  "We're thrilled to add someone of
Ray's acumen."
    In addition to Ferraro, other key members of the Strategic Advisory Board
include:

    
    (*) Ted Crowley - A member of the 1994 U.S. Olympic Team, Crowley played for
      the Hartford Whalers, Colorado Avalanche and New York Islanders.  He
      played college hockey at Boston College.  Crowley is FASTHockey's vice
      president of sales.
    (*) Cammi Granato - The first captain of the U.S. National Team, Granato is
      the all-time leading scorer in the history of U.S. women's hockey.  She
      played in two Olympics and also starred at Providence College.  Granato
      is FASTHockey's director of development, women's hockey.
    (*) David Jensen - The first American ever to be drafted before his senior
      year in high school, Jensen was a member of the 1984 U.S. Olympic Team.
      He spent four seasons in the NHL with the Hartford Whalers and
      Washington Capitals.
    (*) Marty McInnis - In 15 NHL seasons, he played 796 games for the New York
      Islanders, Calgary Flames, Anaheim Mighty Ducks and Boston Bruins.
      McInnis played college hockey at Boston College and was a 1992 U.S.
      Olympian.
    (*) Scott Young - A three-time U.S. Olympian and two-time Stanley Cup
      winner, Young is a veteran of 1,181 NHL games with the Hartford Whalers,
      Pittsburgh Penguins, Colorado Avalanche, St. Louis Blues, Dallas Stars
      and Anaheim Mighty Ducks.  Young is FASTHockey's director of
      development, men's hockey.
    (*) Lyman Bullard . Chairman, governor and managing owner of the Portland
      Pirates of the American Hockey League.

    About FASTHockey
    

    FASTHockey (http://www.FASTHockey.com) is the Web's leading resource for
amateur hockey and player recruiting.  FASTHockey lets players market
themselves to recruiters around the world in unprecedented fashion to create
completely new opportunities to play at the next level.  For coaches and
recruiters, FASTHockey is an easy-to-use recruiting tool that takes the pain
and expense out of recruiting by offering a comprehensive database of player
information in one place online.  FASTHockey already has more than 4,000
registered players and 300 coaches and recruiters from around the world. The
Massachusetts-based company is privately funded.





For further information:

For further information: Michael DiLorenzo of FASTHockey,
+1-800-377-5572,  x504, dilo@fasthockey.com Web Site:
http://www.fasthockey.com

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