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Todd Bertuzzi

Todd Bertuzzi  #44

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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. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Binghampton (AHL), January 12, 2015.
Quote of the Day

Yeah, it was a pretty special moment for me. Today was my Dad's [55th] birthday. I have a lot of family in town, so it was a special moment for me to score my first one today. A win definitely would have capped it off, but you can't have everything.

— Sabres rookie Jack Eichel after scoring a goal in his National Hockey League debut
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