He doesn't tower over opponents like his famous uncle, but Tyler Bertuzzi is impressing his relative's former teammates with his grit and hardiness.
Bertuzzi is building a fan club within the Detroit Red Wings, even as he took it upon himself to morph away from the type of player the Wings thought they drafted two years ago. Bertuzzi is off to an impressive exhibition season, having pumped four points into Thursday's 6-1 victory over Pittsburgh, which included one goal and one nifty lob pass.
Bertuzzi is only 20 and needs more seasoning in the AHL with Grand Rapids, but he already has impressed veteran Wings and the coaching staff.
"He had a pretty...