Tyler Bertuzzi, MVP

Randy Russon
June 14, 2017

Grand Rapids Griffins are the champions of the American Hockey League and the top affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Detroit Red Wings got a most valuable player performance from a gritty northern Ontario kid.

Sudbury native Tyler Bertuzzi finished off his MVP playoff showing with a late goal that helped Grand Rapids upend the Syracuse Crunch 4-3 in Tuesday’s Game 6 of the AHL title series.

Through 19 playoff games, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound Bertuzzi — a second-round draft pick of the NHL Red Wings in 2013 — netted 9 goals, 10 assists, 19 points while racking up 50 minutes in penalties.

A second-year pro with Grand Rapids and a top prospect of the NHL Red Wings, the 22-year old Bertuzzi is a former 48-goal scorer with the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League.

The ever-smiling youngster is the son of Angela Bertuzzi and Adrian Gedye of Sudbury. Gedye doubles as his son’s agent and is also the owner and president of the Rayside-Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

PHOTO: Calder Cup playoff MVP Tyler Bertuzzi with his dad, Adrian Gedye.

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