January 1, 1987 |
Taber, AB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
San Jose Sharks
|NHL Draft||8th overall, 2005
San Jose Sharks
Devin Charlie Kenichi Setoguchi (born January 1, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who is currently an Unrestricted Free Agent of the National Hockey League (NHL). Known by the nicknames The Gooch, and Seto, Setoguchi is Half-Yonsei (fourth-generation Japanese Canadian). He was drafted by the Sharks in the first round, eighth overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
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.
Setoguchi was expected to begin the 2007–08 season in the NHL with the San Jose Sharks. He was injured, however, and placed on the injured reserve. He started off the season with the Worcester Sharks, San Jose's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate located in Worcester, Massachusetts. There he played two games before getting called back up to San Jose.
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.
On January 25, 2008, Setoguchi was sent back down to Worcester to get additional playing time during the NHL All-Star break, then recalled back to San Jose on January 28, 2008.
On April 15, 2008, Setoguchi appeared in his first NHL 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.
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.
On April 19, 2011, Setoguchi scored the game winner in overtime against the Los Angeles Kings to make the 1st round playoff series 2-1
On May 4, 2011, Setoguchi completed a hat trick in Game 3 of the Western Conference Semi-finals against the Detroit Red Wings by scoring an OT goal to give the Sharks a 3-0 lead in the series.
During the 2011 NHL Entry Draft Setoguchi, along with Charlie Coyle and a first round pick, was traded to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for Brent Burns and second round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. This trade happened only a day after Setoguchi signed a 3-year contract extension with the Sharks  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.
Regular season and playoffs
|2002–03||Crowsnest Pass Timberwolves||AJHL||62||21||18||39||77||—||—||—||—||—|
|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|
|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|
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|San Jose Sharks first round draft pick