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Devin Setoguchi (born January 1, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who is currently retired. He most recently played under contract for Adler Mannheim in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). Setoguchi is half-Yonsei (fourth-generation) Japanese Canadian and a Sports California/Sharks Playoff Live TV Analyst. He was drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the first round, eighth overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft and has also played with the Minnesota Wild, Winnipeg Jets and Calgary Flames. In September 2015, he failed to catch on with the Toronto Maple Leafs after being initially signed to a professional tryout (PTO) contract during training camp. He eventually signed with HC Davos of the Swiss National League A where he spent the 2015–16 season. In September 2016, he made the Los Angeles Kings out of training camp and signed a one-year, two-way contract for the 2016–17 season.

Devin Setoguchi
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Born (1987-01-01) January 1, 1987 (age 32)
Taber, Alberta, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
team
Former teams
Boston Bruins
San Jose Sharks
Minnesota Wild
Winnipeg Jets
Calgary Flames
HC Davos
Los Angeles Kings
Adler Mannheim
NHL Draft 8th overall, 2005
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2007–present

Contents

Playing careerEdit

JuniorEdit

Setoguchi played one season with the now-defunct Crowsnest Pass Timberwolves of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL). He then spent three seasons with the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League (WHL). In the 2005–06 season, he finished seventh in the league in scoring with 83 points. In the 2006–07 season, he joined the Prince George Cougars.

ProfessionalEdit

San Jose SharksEdit

Setoguchi was expected to begin the 2007–08 season in the NHL with the San Jose Sharks. However, he was injured and placed on injured reserve. He started the season with the Worcester Sharks, San Jose's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate located in Worcester, Massachusetts. He played two games with Worcester before getting called back up to San Jose.

 
Setoguchi during his short tenure with the Flames.

Setoguchi scored his first two regular-season NHL goals on October 29, 2007, in his first NHL game, playing against the Dallas Stars. He became the first Sharks rookie ever to score two goals in his first NHL game. On December 28, 2007, Setoguchi was sent back down to Worcester.[1]

On January 18, 2008, the Sharks recalled Setoguchi back up to San Jose. The following day, San Jose lost to the Detroit Red Wings 6–3, in which Setoguchi scored a powerplay goal.[2] On January 25, 2008, Setoguchi was sent back down to Worcester to get additional playing time during the NHL All-Star Game break, then recalled back to San Jose on January 28, 2008. On April 15, 2008, Setoguchi appeared in his first Stanley Cup playoff game, where he assisted on the game-tying goal in the third period. The Sharks went on to score one more goal to win that game.[3]

During the 2008–09 season, Setoguchi spent most of his ice-time with teammates Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau on San Jose's first line.[4] On April 25, 2009, in the fifth game of the first round of the playoffs, Setoguchi scored his first playoff goal in the second period, helping the Sharks to a 3–2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks.

In the 2010–11 season with the Sharks, on February 19, 2011, Setoguchi scored his first ever NHL hat-trick in a 4–0 win against the Colorado Avalanche. On April 19, 2011, Setoguchi scored the game winner in overtime against the Los Angeles Kings to make the first-round playoff series two games to one. On May 4, 2011, Setoguchi completed a hat-trick in Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Detroit Red Wings by scoring an overtime goal to give the Sharks a three games to none lead in the series.

Minnesota WildEdit

During the 2011 NHL Entry Draft Setoguchi, along with Charlie Coyle and a first-round draft pick, was traded to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for Brent Burns and second-round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.[5] This trade happened only one day after Setoguchi signed a three-year contract extension with the Sharks [6] On January 17, 2012, Setoguchi played his 300th career NHL game.

On November 6, 2012, Setoguchi signed with the Ontario Reign of the ECHL during the 2012–13 NHL lockout. Setoguchi was the first player on an NHL contract to join the Reign's roster. Setoguchi debuted with the Reign the next day against the San Francisco Bulls.[7]

Winnipeg Jets and Calgary FlamesEdit

On July 5, 2013, Setoguchi was traded to the Winnipeg Jets for a second-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft.[8] In one season with the Jets, Setoguchi scored 27 points in 75 games.[9]

On August 23, 2014, the Calgary Flames announced they had signed Setoguchi to a one-year contract.[10] On November 27, 2014, after skating 12 NHL games with no points, Setoguchi cleared waivers and was assigned to the Adirondack Flames of the AHL.[11] He remained with Adirondack for the remainder of the season, playing just 19 games and scoring 10 points.

HC DavosEdit

The Flames did not offer a contract extension, and following the end of the 2014–15 season, he became an unrestricted free agent. On August 11, 2015, Glen Campbell of CTV Sports reported Setoguchi claims to have attended rehab and that he has been "clean and sober for five months" with hopes of signing with an NHL team.[12] On August 24, 2015, the Toronto Maple Leafs reportedly signed him to a professional tryout contract.[13] He was later released by the Leafs following the conclusion of training camp on September 27, 2015.

On October 6, 2015, he signed with HC Davos of the Swiss top-flight National League A (NLA).[14] In the 2015–16 season, Setoguchi got his career back on track in contributing with 24 points in 30 games with Davos.

Los Angeles KingsEdit

With the ambition to make a return to the NHL, Setoguchi returned as a free agent in the off-season to North America and agreed to a professional try-out contract with the Los Angeles Kings on September 7, 2016.[15] After a successful training camp and pre-season, Setoguchi was signed by the Kings to a one-year, two-way contract on the eve of the 2016–17 season on October 11, 2016.[16]

Adler MannheimEdit

On April 21, 2017, he signed with Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) side Adler Mannheim,[17] being handed an optional two-year contract by the Adler organization.[18]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Crowsnest Pass Timberwolves AJHL 62 21 18 39 77
2003–04 Saskatoon Blades WHL 66 13 18 31 53
2004–05 Saskatoon Blades WHL 69 33 31 64 34 4 0 1 1 0
2005–06 Saskatoon Blades WHL 65 36 47 83 69 10 8 4 12 8
2006–07 Prince George Cougars WHL 55 36 29 65 55 15 11 10 21 24
2007–08 San Jose Sharks NHL 44 11 6 17 8 9 1 1 2 2
2007–08 Worcester Sharks AHL 23 8 11 19 25
2008–09 San Jose Sharks NHL 81 31 34 65 25 6 1 2 3 2
2009–10 San Jose Sharks NHL 70 20 16 36 19 15 5 4 9 6
2010–11 San Jose Sharks NHL 72 22 19 41 37 18 7 3 10 12
2011–12 Minnesota Wild NHL 69 19 17 36 28
2012–13 Ontario Reign ECHL 10 4 9 13 2
2012–13 Minnesota Wild NHL 48 13 14 27 20 5 1 0 1 0
2013–14 Winnipeg Jets NHL 75 11 16 27 22
2014–15 Calgary Flames NHL 12 0 0 0 4
2014–15 Adirondack Flames AHL 19 3 7 10 4
2015–16 HC Davos NLA 30 11 13 24 4 7 5 3 8 10
2016–17 Los Angeles Kings NHL 45 4 8 12 14
2016–17 Ontario Reign AHL 9 0 3 3 10
2017–18 Adler Mannheim DEL 47 11 13 24 26 5 2 0 2 2
NHL totals 516 131 130 261 177 53 15 10 25 22

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Canada Pacific U17   6 4 5 9 20
2005 Canada WJC18   6 4 2 6 7
Junior totals 12 8 7 15 27

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Setoguchi re-assigned to Worcester". San Jose Sharks. 2007-12-28. Archived from the original on 2007-12-31. Retrieved 2007-12-28.
  2. ^ "Sharks taste defeat to hands of Red Wings". Archived from the original on October 2, 2011. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  3. ^ "Sharks win on back of debutant Setoguchi". National Hockey League. 2008-04-15. Retrieved 2008-04-16.
  4. ^ FINAL (2009-02-07). "San Jose Sharks at Columbus Blue Jackets Game Preview - 02/07/2009". Nhl.com. Retrieved 2013-05-25.
  5. ^ "Brent Burns Joins Sharks - San Jose Sharks - News". Sharks.nhl.com. Retrieved 2013-05-25.
  6. ^ Wyshynski, Greg. "Sharks ink Setoguchi for 3 mores years of occasional brilliance - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports". Sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2013-05-25.
  7. ^ "Team News". ontarioreign.com. Retrieved 2013-05-25.
  8. ^ "Jets, Wild rivalry even biiger after trade says Setoguchi". NBC Sports. 2013-07-06. Retrieved 2013-07-10.
  9. ^ http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=73436
  10. ^ "Flames sign Devin Setoguchi". flames.nhl.com. 2014-08-23. Retrieved 2014-08-23.
  11. ^ "Flames notebook: Setoguchi experiment over". Calgary Herald. 2014-11-27. Retrieved 2014-11-27.
  12. ^ "Doe Devin Setoguchi make sense for the Leafs". theleafsnation.com. 2015-08-11. Retrieved 2015-08-11.
  13. ^ "Toronto Maple Leafs sign Devin Setoguchi to PTO contract". Sportsnet.ca. 2015-08-24. Retrieved 2015-08-24.
  14. ^ "Former San Jose Sharks player Devin Setoguchi signs with HC Davos of Switzerland". Nikkei Voice | The National Newspaper for Japanese Canadians. Retrieved 2016-03-12.
  15. ^ "Setoguchi rises from rock bottom to earn another shot at the NHL". The Hockey News. 2016-09-06. Retrieved 2016-09-06.
  16. ^ "Setoguchi to Kings, Scuderi and others to Reign". Los Angeles Kings. 2016-10-11. Retrieved 2016-10-11.
  17. ^ Halford, Mike (2017-04-21). "Veteran forward Setoguchi signs in German League". ProHockeyTalk. Retrieved 2017-04-21.
  18. ^ "Adler Mannheim sign NHL player Devin Setoguchi" (in German). Adler Mannheim. 2017-04-21. Retrieved 2017-04-21.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Lukáš Kašpar
San Jose Sharks first round draft pick
2005
Succeeded by
Ty Wishart