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Todd Bertuzzi

Todd Bertuzzi  #44

Right Wing
NUMBER: 44 BIRTHDATE: February 2, 1975
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Sudbury, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 229 DRAFTED: NYI / 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (23rd overall)
OHL Second All-Star Team (1995) NHL First All-Star Team (2003) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2003, 2004) Traded to Vancouver by NY Islanders with Bryan McCabe and NY Islanders' 3rd round choice (Jarkko Ruutu) in 1998 Entry Draft for Trevor Linden, February 6, 1998. Missed majority of 1998-99 due to leg injury vs. Washington, November 1, 1998. Suspended indefinitely by NHL for deliberate injury to Steve Moore in game vs. Colorado, March 8, 2004. Reinstated by NHL on August 8, 2005. Traded to Florida by Vancouver with Bryan Allen and Alex Auld for Roberto Luongo, Lukas Krajicek and Florida's 6th round choice (Sergei Shirokov) in 2006 Entry Draft, June 23, 2006. Traded to Detroit by Florida for Shawn Matthias and Detroit's 2nd round choice (later traded to Nashville - Nashville selected Nick Spaling) in 2007 Entry Draft, February 27, 2007. Missed majority of 2006-07 due to back injury. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 2, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, July 7, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, August 18, 2009. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to back injury at St. Louis, February 7, 2013.
Quote of the Day

That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4