The Detroit Red Wings have sent forward Tyler Bertuzzi to the 2019-20 NHL All-Star Game as a replacement for Anthony Mantha, who is out injured. Bertuzzi is soaking it all in and is going to take part in the skills competition.
The last place Detroit Red Wings had Anthony Mantha selected to represent the team during the 2019-20 NHL All-Star Game, but an injury has forced him out of the festivities. Instead, it was forward Tyler Bertuzzi, who was selected to join the team as his replacement. This is Bertuzzi’s first all-star appearance as a representative for the Atlantic Division.
On top of his appearance at the 2019-20 All-Star Game, Bertuzzi will be participating in the Skills Competition in the accuracy shooting event. The 2018-19 winner of this event was Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak, who his all four targets in just over eleven seconds.
Some of the big names that Bertuzzi is going up against are Leon Draisaitl of the Edmonton Oilers, Jonathan Huberdeau of the Florida Panthers, and Mark Schiefele of the Winnipeg Jets. The all-time record for this event is former Vancouver Canucks forward, Daniel Sedin, who managed to take out all of the targets in 7.3 seconds.
In the 2019-20 season, Bertuzzi has played in fifty-one games scoring seventeen goals and nineteen assists with thirty-six total points on the season. Bertuzzi is tied with Dylan Larkin for the most points on the Red Wings roster and currently has the most goals scored with his seventeen tallies.
He is a replacement for Mantha, but with Mantha’s injury, he still managed to put up some substantial numbers on a rebuilding and horrific team.
He will join an Atlantic Division roster that is made up by the following players:
- Tyler Bertuzzi, DET
- Anthony Duclair, OTT
- Jack Eichel, BUF
- Jonathan Huberdeau, FLA
- Auston Matthews, TOR
- David Pastrnak, BOS
- Victor Hedman, TB
- Shea Weber, MTL
- Frederik Andersen, TOR
- Tuukka Rask, BOS
Injuries have knocked a few of these players out of the All-Star Game like Tuukka Rask with a sustained concussion in a recent game. With some changes, Bertuzzi will be playing on a star-studded team for the 3-on-3 tournament at this year’s All-Star Game.
It all kicks off with the 2019-20 All-Star skills competition in St. Louis, beginning at 8 p.m. Est on NBC Sports for fans to take in all the action.
Bertuzzi is the last year of a contract, being a restricted free agent this offseason is enjoying his time at the festivities in his first nomination.
Red Wings fans can watch on as some real talent is shown on the ice, far better than anything the Red Wings have put together this season as they stay in dead last in the National Hockey League.