Devin Setoguchi

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Devin Setoguchi
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Born (1987-01-01) January 1, 1987 (age 27)
Taber, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Free Agent
San Jose Sharks
Minnesota Wild
Winnipeg Jets
NHL Draft 8th overall, 2005
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2007–present

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).[1] He was drafted by the Sharks in the first round, eighth overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

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.[2]

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 power play goal.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

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 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 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.[6] This trade happened only a day after Setoguchi signed a 3-year contract extension with the Sharks [7] 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.[8]

On July 5, 2013, Setoguchi was traded to the Winnipeg Jets for a 2nd round draft pick in the 2014 draft.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

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
NHL totals 459 127 122 249 159 53 15 10 25 22

International[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Herbach, Alex Isao. "Sophomore Surprise," Rafu Shimpo (US). April 25, 2009, retrieved 2011-04-12
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ [2][dead link]
  4. ^ [3][dead link]
  5. ^ FINAL (2009-02-07). "San Jose Sharks at Columbus Blue Jackets Game Preview - 02/07/2009". Nhl.com. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 
  6. ^ "Brent Burns Joins Sharks - San Jose Sharks - News". Sharks.nhl.com. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ "Team News". ontarioreign.com. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 
  9. ^ "Jets, Wild rivalry even biiger after trade says Setoguchi". NBC Sports. 2013-07-06. Retrieved 2013-07-10. 

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Preceded by
Lukas Kaspar
San Jose Sharks first round draft pick
2005
Succeeded by
Ty Wishart