Posted February 23, 2012 on AP on Fox
Todd Bertuzzi has revitalized his career with the Detroit Red Wings, finding a good fit on the ice and perhaps restoring his reputation, too. The Red Wings signed the 37-year-old forward to a two-year contract worth just more than $4 million on Thursday, just hours before hosting Vancouver. ''He likes it here and we like having him here,'' Detroit general manager Ken Holland said. ''He's been a good player for us, giving us around the mid-40s in points. He's a big guy with skills hard to find in one player.'' The 6-foot-3, 245-pound forward had 12 goals and 29 points going into the game against the Canucks, one of his former teams. In all, he had 301 career goals and 742 points with the Red Wings, Canucks, New York Islanders, Anaheim, Calgary and Florida. He has bounced back in his second stint with the Red Wings, contributing 45 points last year and 44 the previous season. The talented team counts on Bertuzzi in shootouts. He has scored four goals on six attempts in shootouts, including a team-high three to win games, entering the matchup with Vancouver. Bertuzzi has slowly put his most infamous act behind him. While playing for Vancouver on March 8, 2004, Bertuzzi sucker-punched Colorado's Steve Moore in the head in one of hockey's ugliest episodes. He served a 17-month suspension after hitting Moore and driving him face-first into the ice and breaking three vertebrae in his neck. A few years later, Bertuzzi was first acquired by the Red Wings in a trade deadline deal with the Panthers in exchange for center Shawn Matthias and a second-round pick, when a back injury was stunting his ability to play and produce.

Sources: Bertuzzi, Wings close to new deal

Several sources have confirmed to that the Detroit Red Wings and power forward Todd Bertuzzi are on the verge of agreeing to a contract extension. The deal is believed to be for two years at a little over 2 million per season. Sources indicate that the Wings were seeking a one-year extension, but Bertuzzis asking price was not cap friendly. The Wings added...

St. James: Todd Bertuzzi inks 2-year extension with Red Wings, all but officially

The Detroit Free Press’s Helene St. James was on the story first and now she’s confirming it: the Detroit Red Wings have chosen to re-sign Todd Bertuzzi to a 2-year contract extension ( doesn’t have the details yet, but I’m sure their Bertuzzi page will have the breakdown soon): Bertuzzi has made himself at home in the metro area since re-joining the Wings in...

Report: Red Wings, RW Bertuzzi close to two-year extension

The Detroit Red Wings could announce a two-year contract extension for right wing Todd Bertuzzi by Thursday, according to the Detroit Free Press.The veteran forward is in the final year of a two-year contract that pays him an average annual value of $1.9 million. The newspaper is reporting the new contract would have a salary cap hit of $2.2 million per season.The 37-year-old has...

Wings About To Extend Bertuzzi

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press, The Detroit Red Wings will announce a two-year extension for forward Todd Bertuzzi as early as Thursday, Bertuzzi’s agent, Pat Morris, told the Free Press today that “we’re working at it, and getting closer.” The sides have been talking for the past month. Bertuzzi, 37, is in the last of a two-year deal that’s averaged...

Red Wings will givdd Bertuzzi more than a bobblehead this Thursday?

In the, “This makes sense for both parties” depertmaent, the Free Press’s Helene St. James reports that the Red Wings and Todd Bertuzzi will keep on keepin’ on: The Detroit Red Wings will announce a two-year extension for forward Todd Bertuzzi as early as Thursday, Bertuzzi’s agent, Pat Morris, told the Free Press today that “we’re working at it, and getting closer...

Red Wings' Bertuzzi officially inks two-year deal

Detroit Red Wings veteran right wing Todd Bertuzzi signed a two-year contract extension on Thursday. The deal is worth $4.15 million - and provides a no-trade clause, reported citing a source. Bertuzzi is in the final season of a two-year contract that pays him an average annual value of $1.9 million. The 37-year-old Bertuzzi has been durable, missing just eight games...

Red Wings-Canucks game-day updates: Bertuzzi signing officially official; Quincey checks in

As the Detroit Red Wings prepare to face off against the Vancouver Canucks tonight (7:30 PM EST, FSD/Sportsnet West/NHL Network U.S./97.1 FM), I’m going to jump the gun a little bit and note that the Todd Bertuzzi contract signing was confirmed by the Wings. who announced contract terms for the first time…ever? The Red Wings re-signed veteran forward Todd Bertuzzi to a new two...

Mark Spizzirri: Bertuzzi, Red Wings agree to two-year contract extension

It's only fitting that on the morning of an important matchup vs. the Northwest Division leading Vancouver Canucks and prior to the distribution of 7,500 bobbleheads, 37 year-old Todd Bertuzzi has reportedly agreed to a two-year contract extension at a reported $2.25 million per season, as reported by Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press. Although much will be made about...

Two for 'Tuzzi

As well reported around the world by now, Mr. Todd Bertuzzi will be returning to Detroit for the next two seasons and I couldn't be happier.   Per the Free Press: Bertuzzi has made himself at home in the metro area since re-joining the Wings in the summer of 2009, and he will continue to do so for another two years. As the Free Press was the first to report Wednesday...

Red Wings-Canucks set-up and overnight report: it’s not about the streak (and some trade talk)

The Detroit Red Wings, new arrival Kyle Quincey and the re-signed Todd Bertuzzi will attempt to continue their NHL-record-setting home-ice winning streak when they tangle against the Vancouver Canucks tonight (7:30 PM, FSD/Sportsnet West/NHL Network U.S./97.1 FM). As noted on Wednesday night, the Canucks came into town insisting that they will make history tonight—as the tam that...

Red Wings re-sign Bertuzzi to two-year deal

The Detroit Red Wings re-signed forward Todd Bertuzzi to a two-year contract Thursday.

Bertuzzi thrilled with role, new contract

The Red Wings announced that Todd Bertuzzi agreed to a new two-year contract extension on Thursday. (Photo by Getty Images) DETROIT – In the prime of his care...

Red Wings sign forward Todd Bertuzzi to 2-year, $4-plus million contract

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Todd Bertuzzi agrees to stay with Red Wings, just in time for his bobblehead night

Todd Bertuzzi spent Wednesday afternoon at his son's hockey game, the upside to having a day off before the Red Wings take their 23-game home winning streak up against the Vancouver Canucks tonight.
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