Bortuzzo with the Penguins in 2011.
March 18, 1989 |
Thunder Bay, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)|
|NHL team||Pittsburgh Penguins|
|NHL Draft||78th overall, 2007
Bortuzzo was picked up by the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League in 2006 after leading the Fort William North Stars of the Superior International Junior Hockey League to a league championship, a Dudley Hewitt Cup, and an overtime away from playing in the 2006 Royal Bank Cup final.
Bortuzzo was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 3rd Round (78th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He played junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League for the Kitchener Rangers. In his three years with the Rangers he recorded 49 points and 152 penalty minutes in 138 games.
On November 5, 2011, Bortuzzo made his NHL debut. Called up from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Bortuzzo was inserted into the Pittsburgh line-up to fill-in for Ben Lovejoy who had broken his wrist the previous game. Bortuzzo was injured during a game against the Philadelphia Flyers on December 8, 2011 due to a hit from Zac Rinaldo. He was out for several weeks with a concussion, but has since returned to action in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
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