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Steve Yzerman on signing Bobby Ryan, Jon Merrill to Detroit Red Wings
Steve Yzerman on signing Bobby Ryan & Jon Merrill. Oct. 9, 2020.
An arbitrator settled on $3.5 million between Tyler Bertuzzi and the Detroit Red Wings.
The sides presented their cases Sunday, with the Wings filing a brief at $3.15 million and Bertuzzi’s side at $4.25 million.
The sides ended up in arbitration after Bertuzzi took advantage of being a restricted free agent to force a solution.
Bertuzzi has been a rising star in the organization for a number of years. He dates to the same draft as Anthony Mantha, when then-GM Ken Holland traded first-round spots with San Jose, picking up the Sharks’ second-round pick, at 58th, in the deal.
During his second full season with the Grand Rapids Griffins, in 2016-17, Bertuzzi led the team to the Calder Cup, earning MVP honors on the strength of producing 19 points in 19 AHL playoff games.
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