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Son of former NHL star to attend Habs rookie camp

Published August 16, 2021 at 11:18

Todd Bertuzzi's 20-year-old son, Tag, has been invited to the Montreal Canadiens' rookie camp. Like Avery Hayes, he played for the Hamilton Bulldogs in the OHL and was also loaned to HK Levice in Slovakia. With the HK Levice, the power winger recorded a total of 23 points in 22 games, which is no small feat.

In the 2019-20 campaign, the 6-foot-1, 200-pound power forward stood out with a total of 47 points, including 25 goals, in 52 duels. The Canadian stood out late due to injuries as well as his lack of involvement, as he accumulated only 11 and 9 points respectively in his first two OHL campaigns. His late development has taken him off the radar, but the Habs seem to have kept an eye on him.

He has all the tools that make a team's management salivate, as he was a top-10 OHL prospect prior to his 2018-19 draft season. Before this season, everyone was excited. His power, hard-nosed format and heavy shot were really appealing. But he didn't stood out, scoring just nine points in 30 games with the Guelph Storm and the Bulldogs.

It was after that campaign that he exploded, most likely due to a good talk with the old man, who played 1159 games in the NHL in which he scored 770 points, including 314 goals. On the other hand, many fans remember only one thing about Todd Bertuzzi's career, which is his disgraceful gesture towards Steve Moore, which ended his career.

In short, if Tag gets involved and competes up to his potential, he too could impress the stands at the Bell Sports Complex.
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