Fourth season as a Griffin…Third year pro…Signed to a three-year entry-level contract by Detroit, 10/17/14…Reassigned from Guelph (OHL) by Detroit, 4/16/15…Assigned by Detroit, 10/4/15…Assigned by Detroit, 10/9/16…Recalled by Detroit, 11/6/16…Assigned by Detroit, 11/15/16…Recalled by Detroit, 11/16/16…Assigned by Detroit, 12/28/16...Assigned by Detroit, 10/30/17...Recalled by Detroit, 12/8/17...Assigned by Detroit, 12/12/17...Recalled by Detroit, 12/21/17.
: Awarded the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as playoff Most Valuable Player after tying for sixth in the league with 19 points (9-10—19) and helping Grand Rapids win the 2017 Calder Cup…Griffins’ all-time playoff leader with 23 goals and eight game-winning goals…Ranks among the club’s all-time postseason leaders with 42 games played (8th), 16 assists (T10th), 39 points (2nd), a plus-12 rating (T4th), 68 penalty minutes (4th) and a 0.264 shooting percentage (4th)…Became the 157th Griffins alumnus to play in the NHL when he debuted with Detroit, 11/8/16…Recorded his first career hat trick in Game 5 of the Central Division Finals, 5/14/16 at LE…Ranked third among AHL rookies in penalty minutes with 133 in 2015-16…In 2014-15, ranked 10th among OHL scorers with 98 points…Helped Guelph win the OHL’s J. Ross Robertson Cup in 2013-14.
In his second full pro season, ranked ninth on the Griffins in points with 37 (12-25—37) in 48 games…Became the 157th Griffins alumnus to play in the NHL when he debuted with the Red Wings, 11/8/16 at PHI...Appeared in seven NHL games, logging three shots and a minus-one rating…Amassed 10 multi-point outings in Grand Rapids…Played in his 100th game as a Griffin, 2/11/17 at IA…Recorded eight points (3-5—8) during a season-high six-game point streak, 2/11/17-2/25/17…Awarded
the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as the league’s Most Valuable Player in the Calder Cup Playoffs…Tied for sixth in the AHL and tied for third on the team with 19 points (9-10—19) in 19 games while helping Grand Rapids win the Calder Cup…Led the league while tying a franchise record for most PIM in a single postseason with 50…His franchise-record setting 23rd career playoff tally was the game-tying goal in Game 6 of the Calder Cup Finals…Accumulated eight points (3-5—8) during a six-game point streak, 4/21/17-5/6/17…Scored his eighth career game-winning goal in the playoffs, extending his own record, in Game 3 of the Central Division Finals, 5/6/17 vs. CHI. 2015-16:
Skated in his first full professional season and amassed 30 points (12-18—30) in 71 games…Ranked third among AHL rookies in penalty minutes with 133…His first goal of the season also served as the game-winner, 12/12/15 at RFD…Picked up two assists and 19 penalty minutes, 12/26/15 at LE… Recorded a three-game point streak, 12/18/15-12/26/15…Recorded his second two-assist game of the season, 1/3/16 at MB…Put away a goal and an assist (1-1—2), 4/9/16 at CHI… Notched a three-game goal streak, 2/19/16-2/23/16…Skated in nine Calder Cup Playoff games and led the team with seven goals…Ranked third on the team in points (7-1—8) and tied for first in plus/minus (+7)…Potted two goals in Game 1 of the Central Division Semifinals, 4/22/16 at MIL…Scored the game-winning goal in Game 2, 4/23/16 at MIL…Netted a goal and an assist (1-1—2) in Game 4 of the Central Division Finals, 5/10/16 vs. LE…Tallied his first career professional hat trick and the eighth in Griffins playoff history in Game 5, 5/14/16 at LE. 2014-15
: Spent his last full season with the OHL’s Guelph Storm, amassing 98 points (43-55—98), a plus-26 rating and 91 penalty minutes in 68 regular season games…Ranked 10th among OHL scorers…Served as an alternate captain for the Storm…Named to the OHL Second All-Star Team…Collected six goals and eight assists along an eight-game point streak, 10/14/14-10/25/14…Turned out a four-point performance (1-3—4), 10/19/14 vs. SAG…Exploded for two goals and five assists, 11/9/14 GUE vs. LDN…Scored a goal and assist in three consecutive games, 11/15/14-11/21/14…Garnered five two-point games in a row, 11/15/14-11/27/14…Secured a hat trick, along with two assists, 1/30/15 vs. LDN…Produced six goals, two assists and 10 PIM in nine playoff games with the Storm…Led his team to a 5-4 overtime victory over Owen Sound with a hat trick in their first-round playoff series…Joined the Griffins for two regular season games at the tail end of the season…Scored a goal in his AHL debut and first game as a Griffin, 4/16/15 at LE…Ranked third among Grand Rapids scorers during the Calder Cup Playoffs, amassing 12 points (7-5—12) in 14 games…Scored both of the Griffins’ goals in a 2-1 overtime victory over the Rockford IceHogs in Game 4 of the Western Conference Semifinals. 2013-14
: Appeared in 29 regular season games with the Storm and tallied 34 points (9-25—34), 49 PIM and a plus-nine rating…Won the J. Ross Robertson Cup with Guelph and helped his squad advance to the Memorial Cup Finals against the Edmonton Oil Kings…Tied for 13th among OHL playoff scorers with 17 points (10-7—17)…Chipped in three assists, 10/12/13 vs. BELV…Capped off a four-game point streak with a five-point performance (1-4—5), 11/1/13 vs. KIT…Accumulated two goals and five assists along a five-game point streak, 11/7/13-11/19/13. 2012-13
: Tallied 22 points (13-9—22) and 68 PIM in 43 regular season games with Guelph…Went scoreless in five playoff games with the club…Kicked off his scoring for the season with a two-assist game, 10/12/12 vs. ER…Registered three goals and three assists during a four-game point streak, 2/15/13-2/22/13. 2011-12
: Appeared in 61 regular season games with the Storm during his first season with the team…Clocked 17 points (6-11—17), 117 PIM and a plus-two rating…Picked up two assists and seven PIM in six playoff games…Scored his first OHL point, an assist, 9/23/11 vs. OS…Logged his first OHL goal, 10/28/11 at SBY.
: Lives in Sudbury, Ontario…Has two brothers, Matthew and Evan…His uncle, Todd Bertuzzi, played in the NHL from 1995-14…Greatest hockey memory is winning the 2017 Calder Cup…Also won the OHL championship with Guelph…Best friend in hockey is Zach Nastasiuk…Started playing hockey when he was four…Hockey nickname is Bert or B…Also played baseball growing up…If he could trade places for a day with another occupation he would be a pro golfer…Once met Cuba Gooding Jr….Favorite food is salmon…Favorite movie is Four Brothers
…Favorite vacation spot is Mexico…Favorite sport to watch other than hockey is golf...Enjoys animals, fishing, golf, movies and ping-pong.