Red Wings trade Tyler Bertuzzi to Boston for draft picks

NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 29: Tyler Bertuzzi #59 of the Detroit Red Wings controls the puck against the New Jersey Devils on April 29, 2022 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Getty Images) (Rich Graessle, 2022 Rich Graessle)

The Detroit Red Wings have traded one of their leading scorers to the Boston Bruins.

Tyler Bertuzzi, an upcoming free agent, has been dealt to Boston ahead of the NHL Trade Deadline. The Red Wings will retain 50 percent of Bertuzzi’s salary.

The Wings acquired a first-round selection in the 2024 NHL Entry Draft and a fourth-round pick in the 2025 NHL Entry Draft from Boston in the deal.

Bertuzzi, 28, has been limited to 29 games this season due to injury, recording 14 points (4-10-14) and 23 penalty minutes in 16:29 average time on ice.

The Red Wings have now accumulated 26 draft picks in the next three NHL Entry Drafts, including five first-round selections and five second-round picks.

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