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

We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
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