Jonathan Drouin's departure: a fiery forward proposed to take his place
BY MARCO JUNE 5, 2023 (12:05)
Still, a healthy Drouin is a hockey player capable of 50+ points per season. His loss will have to be replaced, and as Cimon Asselin of HF and also Maxim Lapierre mention, Tyler Bertuzzi would be the ideal candidate.
According to a firm of contract forecasting experts, Bertuzzi should receive an offer of around six years and $5.25 million per year. The scorer of 62 points in 68 games in 2021-22 would replace Drouin's production, while being paid roughly the same salary and bringing a dimension of sandpaper and toughness.
What's more, his 10 points in seven playoff games speak for themselves. Bertuzzi is built for the playoffs.