Red Wings Sign Tyler Bertuzzi to 3-Year Entry Level Deal

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The Red Wings announced Friday that they’ve signed forward prospect Tyler Bertuzzi (nephew of former Red Wing Todd Bertuzzi), to a 3-year entry level contract.

Tyler Bertuzzi was drafted by the Red Wings organization 58th overall (2nd round) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. In his draft year, playing for the Guelph Storm of the OHL, he played in 43 games and registered 13 goals and 9 assists for 22 points. The next year (last season) he played in only 29 games, but registered 9 goals and 26 assists for 35 points, roughly 50% more production in far fewer games.

He’s been compared to Andrew Shaw from the Chicago Blackhawks, being a player who’s tough to play against and loves to get under your skin. He could be a good gritty addition to the Red Wings down the line if his development continues.

-Nathan Webb