The Detroit Red Wings Select: Zach Nastasiuk and Tyler Bertuzzi

Second Round Recap

The Detroit Red Wings kept the 48th pick and selected right winger, Zach Nastasiuk.

Zach Natasiuk is another big forward who could develop into a top line player. If he does not make it that far in his development, he could still make a terrific third line grinder in the NHL.

NHL Central Scouting’s Chris Edwards said.

He does something to contribute to win every shift. He’s an excellent penalty killer and uses his long reach very well, is smart in his ability to be in the right place. Earlier in the year, I would have called him a puck chaser, but he played with purpose and made a big jump over the second half of the season. I think he could end up becoming a big pro.

Here is what Hockey’sFuture has to say about Nastaiuk.

Nastasiuk comes from an athletic family background and knows what it takes to play professional sports. His work ethic (as evidenced by his return from an injury this season) has been lauded league-wide and the 6’1 right winger brings a lot of mental fortitude to this game.

With the 58th pick, from San Jose, the Detroit Red Wings selected left winger, Tyler Bertuzzi.

Tyler Bertuzzi, Todd Bertuzzi’s nephew, is not a big as his uncle topping out at 6’0″, but he is a physical player and likes to rough it up. He will not be a top player, but he can be an effective grinder/fighter.

Ben Leeson from the Sudbury Star received this quote from Bertuzzi.

“I have a skilled side,” Bertuzzi said. “And I was able to show that I can make plays and score goals.

“Before, I showed I can play tough, that I can play hard and be physical, but then I showed that I can stickhandle, that I can carry to puck into the zone, not just dump it in, and that I can shoot and score.”

Zach Nastasiuk‘s Highlights

Tyler Bertuzzi‘s Highlights

Tags: 2012-2013 Season Detroit Red Wings Tyler Bertuzzi Zach Nastasiuk

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