|Ducks sign Bertuzzi|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 02 July 2007 17:04|
Financial terms were not disclosed.
The 32-year-old power forward is coming off an injury-plagued season. He played in only 15 games with the Florida Panthers and Detroit Red Wings because of a back injury.
But at his best, Bertuzzi was an All-Star with the Vancouver Canucks. He's scored 226 goals and 540 points in 725 career games. During the 2002-03 season, he had 46 goals and 51 assists.
``Todd Bertuzzi is a hard-nosed, physical player and a proven goal-scorer,'' Ducks general manager Brian Burke said in a statement. ``Adding another imposing presence to our lineup with scoring touch is something we could not pass up.''
Bertuzzi's career has stalled since he was suspended in March 2004 for sucker-punching Steve Moore of the Avalanche during a game. Bertuzzi missed the rest of that season and the playoffs. He was reinstated after the lockout of 2005.
He was drafted by the New York Islanders in the first round, 23rd overall, in 1993.