I'm predicting big 2020-21 season for Detroit Red Wings' Tyler Bertuzzi. Here's why

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I'm predicting big 2020-21 season for Detroit Red Wings' Tyler Bertuzzi. Here's why
I'm predicting big 2020-21 season for Detroit Red Wings' Tyler Bertuzzi. Here's why

In this edition of Red Wings' Fast Forward, a series that projects how a player will perform in 2020-21, the subject is forward Tyler Bertuzzi. Bertuzzi, 25, began the 2019-20 season with a splash, posting two goals and three assists in the first two games. When the NHL paused the season March 12 because of the coronavirus pandemic, he had 21 goals and 27 assists in 71 games, matching his goal output from 2018-19, which was his first full NHL season. His 48 points ranked second behind Dylan Larkin's 53. Bertuzzi has emerged as a rebuilding block since being drafted with a bonus pick in 2013, when the Wings acquired the 58th overall pick as part of the trade with San Jose to swap first-round picks (the Sharks selected defenseman Mirco Mueller at 18th; the Wings drafted Anthony Mantha at 20th).

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