By The Numbers highlights the Detroit Red Wings on-ice accomplishments in the 2009-10 season. Each week, By The Numbers will profile a different player on the team, focusing on their statistical highs. This week we focus on forward Todd Bertuzzi.
Career game played on January 2, 2010 against the Phoenix Coyotes. Bertuzzi assisted on the Red Wings’ third goal in a 4-1 victory at Jobing.com Arena.
It was just the third season in his 14-year NHL career that he appeared in every regular-season game. Bertuzzi was joined by defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom
and Brad Staurt as the lone Red Wings to play in all 82-games last season.
The number of shootout goals he scored during the regular-season. Bertuzzi was 50 percent on shootout attempts. His four goals were second-most on team, behind Pavel Datsyuk
Single month shooting percentage for December. Bertuzzi scored eight goals on 46 shots in 14 games, collecting 12 points, including three game-winning goals against Anaheim (Dec. 11), Nashville (Dec. 12) and Columbus (Dec. 26).
Number of goals scored during the regular-season, which is at least three more than he scored in any of the previous three seasons. Bertuzzi’s single-season goal total was his sixth highest total during his 14-season career.
The number of shots on goal fired by Bertuzzi this season. It was the second-most SOG in a single-season during his career, only surpassed by the 243 SOG that he had as a member of the Canucks in 2002-03.