Ferreira came to the Kings from the Atlanta Thrashers, where he was responsible for scouting throughout North America and Europe as the Director of Player Personnel for the club. He also assisted General Manager Don Waddell in all player-related decisions.
Ferreira was an original member of the Anaheim Ducks management team prior to his stint with the Thrashers. With the then-Mighty Ducks, he served for two seasons as Vice President of Hockey Operations (1998-2000) and five seasons as Vice President and General Manager (1993-1998). During his tenure, the Ducks team that he helped build from the ground-up equaled an NHL record for victories as a first-year club (33) in 1993-94. Ferreira was also primarily responsible for several prominent moves in Anaheim’s early history, including the drafting of Paul Kariya in 1993 and the acquisition of Teemu Selanne in 1996.
Before joining the Ducks, Ferreira helped the Montreal Canadiens capture the 1993 Stanley Cup Championship as their Director of Pro Scouting. He also helped launch the San Jose Sharks franchise as Vice President and General Manager of the club from 1990-1992. Ferreira’s first opportunity to head up an NHL franchise was when he served as Vice President and General Manager of the Minnesota North Stars from 1988-1990. With both San Jose and Minnesota, Ferreira worked with Lombardi.
Ferreira has also served as Director of Player Development for the New York Rangers (1986-88), as a U.S. and College Scout for the Calgary Flames (1980-86), and he worked for the NHL’s Central Scouting Service as a New England Area Scout (1977-80).
His professional career began in 1972 with the New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association, where he held various roles including Head Scout, Assistant Coach and Assistant General Manager through 1977.
A former All-America goaltender at Boston University, where he later earned induction into that school’s Athletic Hall of Fame, Ferreira was an Assistant Coach on the collegiate level with Brown University from 1970-1972 and with Princeton University in 1969.