Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Bertuzzi Signs With Wings

Straight from TSN

The Detroit Red Wings added some size and veteran presence up front by agreeing on a one-year contract with former Red Wing Todd Bertuzzi.

The Grand Rapids Press, The Detroit Free Press and claim the team was offering a one-year, $1.5 million contract.

Bertuzzi, 34, scored 15 goals and 29 assists in 66 games with the Calgary Flames last season. He played in eight games with the Red Wings in 2006-07, scoring two goals and four points and tallied three goals and seven points in 16 playoff games. He has played for the New York Islanders, Vancouver Canucks, Florida Panthers, Red Wings, Anaheim Ducks and Flames.

The Islanders selected Bertuzzi in the first round 23rd overall in the 1993 NHL entry draft. He has scored 255 goals with 369 assists in 859 games over his 13 year NHL career.

This is old news at this point but I was not home to post it, and he was one of my favorite Islanders in the mid-late 90's. Bertuzzi has not been the same since he hit Steve Moore a few years back. He is basically a third liner who may have one year left in him. Unless he has a Renaissance year, most fans will probably witness Bertuzzis last stand.

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