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Wings re-sign Bertuzzi

Thursday, 06.17.2010 / 10:37 AM / News

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Wings re-sign Bertuzzi
Todd Bertuzzi is staying with the Detroit Red Wings.

Wings General Manager Ken Holland announced Thursday that the club has agreed to terms with the 35-year-old forward on a two-year contract. No financial terms were disclosed.
 
Bertuzzi was originally a first round draft pick (No. 23) by the New York Islanders in the 1993 Entry Draft. In 2009-10, he finished with 18 goals and 44 points along with 80 PIM in 82 games for Detroit.  He was one of only three Red Wings to play in every game last season, along with defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom and Brad Stuart.

Bertuzzi also added a career-high 11 points (2 goals, 9 assists) in the playoffs.
 
"We were really happy with what Todd brought to our team last season," Holland said in a statement.  "He added a physical dimension, became a solid net-front presence and fit in real well with the guys in our locker room.  We're excited to have him back."
 
The 14-year NHL veteran has 273 goals and 668 points, as well as 1,301 PIM, in 941 career games with the Islanders, Vancouver Canucks, Florida Panthers, Anaheim Ducks and the Wings.

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