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Sudbury’s Tyler Bertuzzi signs 4-year, $22M contract with Chicago

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Sudbury’s Tyler Bertuzzi agreed to a four-year, $22 million contract with the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks on Monday.

According to a story on TSN, Bertuzzi is expected to play on one of Chicago’s top lines, which could mean he’ll play along emerging superstar Connor Bedard.

Bertuzzi received a $22 million, four-year deal, and Teravainen's agreement is worth $16.2 million over three seasons. Two people confirmed the Bertuzzi move and one confirmed the Tervainen contract to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team hadn't announced the transactions.

Bertuzzi is leaving the Toronto Maple Leafs after signing a one-year deal with the club last season. He had 21 goals and 22 assists for Toronto, which was eliminated by Boston in seven games in the first round of the NHL playoffs.

Bertuzzi broke into the NHL with Detroit after he was selected by the Red Wings in the second round of the 2013 draft. Bertuzzi's uncle, Todd, also played in the league for 18 years.

Bertuzzi, 29, “likely will play on one of the team’s top two lines,” the TSN story said.

Chicago is looking to upgrade its personnel around Bedard after the No. 1 overall pick in last year's NHL draft had 22 goals and 39 assists in his first season. Even with Bedard in place, the Blackhawks were the lowest-scoring team in the league with 178 goals.

Tyler Bertuzzi has 113 goals and 148 assists in 406 career games, also playing for Boston for part of the 2022-23 season. He set career highs with 30 goals and 32 assists with Detroit during the 2021-22 campaign.

Bertuzzi has six goals and eight assists in 14 postseason games — all in the last two years. Teravainen has 23 goals and 27 assists in 90 career playoff games.

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