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, ...