By @StefanKubus –
Tyler Bertuzzi and Anthony Mantha finished strong down the stretch for the Red Wings playing alongside Dylan Larkin.
Team Canada brass took notice, too.
On Monday, both Bertuzzi and Mantha were named to the Team Canada roster for the upcoming IIHF Men’s World Championship, beginning May 10.
Bertuzzi, 24, wrapped up his first full season in Detroit with a 21-goal, 47-point campaign. Originally a second-round pick of the Wings in 2013, Bertuzzi has amassed 28 goals and 71 points in 128 career games. Bertuzzi finished the season with five goals and eight assists in the final seven games of the season, including four-straight three-point games to set a Red Wings franchise record.
Mantha, also 24, posted a career-high 25 goals and tied his career-high in points (48), in 13 less games than last season when he posted a 24-24–48 line. For his career, the 6-foot-5 Mantha has recorded 68 goals and 135 points in 217 games. He amassed eight goals and seven assists in the season’s last eight games, which included a five-point game against Boston on March 31.
For the full Team Canada roster, click here.