Toronto Maple Leafs Complete Team and Roster Guide 2023-24

TORONTO, CANADA - JANUARY 19: Auston Matthews #34 of the toronto Maple Leafs scores a goal against the Winnipeg Jets during an NHL game at Scotiabank Arena on January 19, 2023 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - JANUARY 19: Auston Matthews #34 of the toronto Maple Leafs scores a goal against the Winnipeg Jets during an NHL game at Scotiabank Arena on January 19, 2023 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) /
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Mar 9, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Bruins left wing Tyler Bertuzzi (59)   Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 9, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Bruins left wing Tyler Bertuzzi (59)   Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports /

Age: 28

Height/Weight: 6’1, 197 LBS

Contract: One Year, $5.5 million Cap-Hit, Expires after this season.

Draft: 2nd Round, 58th Overall, 2013, Detroit Red Wings

Acquired: Signed UFA

Role: Top Six Power Forward

Career Highs: 30 Goals, 62 Points in 68 games, 21-22

Last Year’s Scoring: 8 Goals, 30 points in 50 games.

Last Year 5v5 Scoring/ Rate:   1.33 P/60 in 29 games with Detroit and 2.33 P/60 in 21 games with the Boston Bruins.  Total of 4 Goals and 19 5v5 points combined.

On-Ice 5v5 Stats Detroit:  Cori-For 50 % ;   Shots-For 52%;   Scoring-Chances-For 49%

Goals-For  41%  Expected Goals 50%

On-Ice 5v5 Stats Boston:  Cori-For 56% ;   Shots-For 54%;   Scoring-Chances-For 49%

Goals-For  61%   Expected Goals 55%

Status:  Power-Forward, in his Prime, playing in a contract year, likely to line up with elite player.

Expectations:  Sky High.

Notes:  Bertuzzi has a lower career-high in penalty minutes than John Tavares does, and he scored on about 25% of his shots last year in the playoffs, despite only scoring eight times in 50 games in the regular season.

He should be an excellent addition to the Toronto Maple Leafs, but it’s going to be hard to match the unfair expectations set by a great, but obviously unsustainable, rate of playoff scoring.