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Todd Bertuzzi

Todd Bertuzzi was acquired by the Red Wings as a free agent in the summer of 2009. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)

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Todd Bertuzzi was acquired by the Red Wings as a free agent in the summer of 2009. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)

Status: Detroit Red Wings left wing/right wing.

Ht: 6-foot-3 Wt: 225 pounds

DOB: Feb. 2, 1975 In: Sudbury, Ont.

Hockey Inspirations: "I would say my father (Albert), my son (Tag)."

Nicknames: "Pretty standard hockey nickname – ‘Bert.’ "

First Hockey Memory: "I think just living in Canada, hanging out on the rinks I think pretty much is standard for any Canadian kid."

Favorite Movies: "Not really a movie guy."

Last Book Read: "Playing For Pizza - John Grisham."

Current Car: "Range Rover."

First Job:
"Never had one."

First Car:
"1986 Camaro."

Greatest Sports Moment: "Probably first game, first goal, first assist (with Islanders vs. Boston in 1995)."

Most Painful Moment: "Pretty much every year when it ends early."

Favorite Uniforms: "I would say Red Wings."

Favorite Arena: "This one right here (Madison Square Garden)."

Funniest Players Encountered: "This little guy right here – (Jiri) Hudler's a pretty funny guy."

Toughest Competitors Encountered:
"There's a lot. Anywhere from Scotty Stevens to Adam Foote."

Favorite Sport Outside Hockey: "Golf."

Favorite Players To Watch: "I don't watch. <b>(Other sports?) I watch golf and a little bit of tennis. Just the usual suspects - Dustin Johnson, Federer, those kind of guys."

Personality Qualities Most Admired: "Jim Bedard (Wings goaltending coach). <b>(Why him?) Everything that he stands for."

Career Accomplishments:
2006 Olympian. Member of Team Canada at 1998 and 2000 World Championship. First-team all-star in 2003.

Mark 'Scoop' Malinowski is the author of "Heavyweight Armageddon: The Tyson-Lewis Championship Battle" and creator of two websites: www.thebiofile.com  and www.Tennis-prose.com.

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