Red Wings F Tyler Bertuzzi signs two-year contract

The Detroit Red Wings re-signed forward Tyler Bertuzzi to a two-year contract on Saturday.

Financial terms were not disclosed by the team, however multiple media outlets reported the deal had an average annual value of $4.75 million.

“I think two years gives me a chance to show I’m recovered from the back injury and prove that I can stay healthy,” Bertuzzi said. “Everything is going as planned. Pretty much all restrictions have been lifted in the gym, and I’ve been skating with [Dylan Larkin] and some of the other guys in the mornings. We’re going to have a Zoom call with my surgeon to figure out the next steps, but the plan is I’ll be cleared for the start of training camp.”

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Red Wings re-sign Bertuzzi

Bertuzzi recorded seven points (five goals, two assists) in nine games last season. He sustained a back injury in January and underwent surgery three months later, however he is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

The 26-year-old set career highs in assists (27) and points (48) during the 2019-20 campaign. His 21 goals that season matched a personal best, set in 2018-19.

Bertuzzi has collected 126 points (54 goals, 72 assists) in 208 career games since being selected by Detroit in the second round of the 2013 NHL Draft.

He is the nephew of former NHL player Todd Bertuzzi.

–Field Level Media