A strong up-and-down winger that plays with an abundance of energy and aggressiveness, challenging the opposition to make a move before he does. It won’t happen often.
Bertuzzi skates with an excellent awareness of position, and his stride is wide to let him cut across lanes at difficult angles to read. His positioning is top-notch, and his offensive skill is undeniable, as he is an adept finisher as well as a creative playmaker. He fights for the puck and is always in pursuit of puck-possession on the backcheck; he is active and always anticipating openings for up-ice transition. His physicality and fearless initiation of contact can create space for teammates but will also land him in the penalty box. He is a competitor that rarely fails to get the job done in all situations. [EP]