Detroit Assigns Bertuzzi to Grand Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Detroit Red Wings on Monday assigned forward Tyler Bertuzzi to the Grand Rapids Griffins.
Bertuzzi has yet to make his 2017-18 season debut due to injury.
Bertuzzi was awarded the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as the AHL’s most valuable player in the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs while helping Grand Rapids win the Calder Cup. His 19 points (9-10—19) in 19 games tied for sixth in the league and his 50 penalty minutes were an AHL high. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound winger added 37 points (12-25—37) and 37 PIM in 48 regular season games with the Griffins in 2016-17.
Detroit’s third choice, 58th overall, in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Bertuzzi averaged 9:06 of ice time in seven appearances with the Red Wings last season, debuting on Nov. 8 at Philadelphia to become the 157th Griffins alumnus to play in the NHL.
The Griffins travel to Milwaukee to take on the Admirals on Wednesday at 8 p.m. EDT before returning to Van Andel Arena on Friday to host Chicago at 7 p.m.
Single-game tickets are currently on sale. Fans can secure their full-season, select-season or groupticket packages by calling (616) 774-4585 ext. 2 or visit griffinshockey.com for more information.