Tyler Bertuzzi's contract demands made public by NHL Insider

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June 1, 2024  (9:57 PM)

Tyler Bertuzzi of the Toronto Maple Leafs
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As off-season trade talks and contract extensions heat up, many Maple Leafs fans have turned their attention to Tyler Bertuzzi, whose supposed contract demands were revealed today by NHL Insider Jordan Schmaltz.

The Toronto Maple Leafs took a chance this season by signing 28-year-old left-wing forward Tyler Bertuzzi. Given he just had two consecutive seasons with less than 30 games played, the best he could get was a one-year contract.
"Tyler Bertuzzi is heading to the Toronto Maple Leafs on a one-year contract worth $5.5M. ✍️"

Despite his underwhelming presence both seasons prior, Bertuzzi proved himself towards the end of the season, pulling in a total of 43 points in 80 games. He also asserted his presence in this year's Stanley Cup playoffs, tying for second in points by game six of their series against his last team, the Boston Bruins.
"Max Domi is leading the Toronto Maple Leafs in scoring in the Playoffs with 4 points (1G 3A) and Bertuzzi is tied for 2nd

It's weird how quiet the people are now who said they wouldn't be difference makers in the Playoffs"

Given this player's massive performance improvement, there was no doubt this player would look for higher-paying contracts. Earlier today, it was announced that the player was reportedly discussing his future with the team.
"Contract talks between the Leafs and Tyler Bertuzzi are reportedly underway"

However, little time passed before the Bertuzii's supposed contract demands were made public. NHL Insider Jordan Schmaltz indicated that the player would sign a three-year contract with a $4.75 million average annual value, with nearly half paid in signing bonuses.
"3 x 4.75 AAV. 7 of the 14.75 in SB $$ over the three years should do the trick. #LeafsForever


Though neither Bertuzzi nor the Toronto Maple Leafs have confirmed these stipulations, many fans of the franchise are hopeful about this scenario. This deal, to many, seems almost too good to be true.
Though this could be a possible steal, any deals between Tyler Bertuzzi and Toronto are unlikely to be finalized for a while. Hopefully, the team can come to a deal before the forward can decide he wants more. If not, it could be back to the drawing board for the Leafs once again.
Source - Hockey Patrol
NHL Insider Jordan Schmaltz leaks Tyler Bertuzzi's contract demands
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