Todd Bertuzzi signs a PTO in Binghamton
Yeah, *that* guy
The #BSens and NHL Veteran Todd Bertuzzi have reached an agreement on an @TheAHL PTO http://t.co/t3g5f5egtV— Binghamton Senators (@BSens_Hockey) January 9, 2015
First off, let's note that a PTO is AHL only or preseason only. This means he can't be called up during the regular season or playoffs on this contract - he would have to sign a regular NHL deal first.
Bertuzzi was drafted in the first round (23rd overall), and has a total of 770 points (314 goals, 456 assists) in 1159 regular season NHL games over 18 seasons.
Of course, that's not what he's known for. He's best known for ending Steve Moore's career. That, more than his on-ice performance at the age of 39, is what is leaving a bad taste in the mouths of many Senators fans (even only as part of the AHL affiliate).
In addition to being restricted to the AHL, a PTO is also only for up to 25 games and can be terminated at any point.
He is expected to report on Monday.