Todd Bertuzzi amassed 314 goals and 770 points in 1,139 NHL games. His nephew, Tyler Bertuzzi, netted 30 goals for the Detroit Red Wings last season. The Bertuzzi name has value in professional hockey.
Todd’s son, Tag, probably hopes the name will help him as he tries to join the Florida Panthers organization this season as a free agent invitee to training camp. The 21-year-old center totaled 21 goals and 45 points in 63 games for the Ontario Hockey League’s Flint Firebirds last season.
According to the Florida Hockey Now story, Tag has fuzzy memories of living in Florida as a five-year-old when his dad played briefly for the Panthers in 2006-07. Todd was injured and only played seven games for the Panthers.
“I’m looking for a job,” Tag told Florida Hockey Now. “I’m looking to compete and hoping to take a spot in Charlotte for this (American Hockey League) season.”
Tag Bertuzzi with a blast of a wrist shot from the slot to make it 2-1. pic.twitter.com/QlCZcYOv0d
— Colby Guy (@ColbyDGuy) July 15, 2022
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