After signing a few players to rebuild what has been a cellar-dwelling club over recent years, the Calgary Flames continue to add.
According to TSN Insider Bob McKenzie, Calgary has reportedly signed forward Devin Setoguchi to a one-year, $750,000 contract.
CGY signs Devin Setoguchi. One year. $750K AAV.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) August 23, 2014
Setoguchi, 27, will be joining his fourth career NHL club, after spending seven seasons between the San Jose Sharks, Minnesota Wild, and Winnipeg Jets.
There’s no idea where Setoguchi will slot in the Calgary lineup, but he’ll certainly add wing depth, and a scoring prowess to a team that’s on the rise. Ultimately, this is a low risk, high reward, on a player who could return to form.
Selected eighth overall by San Jose in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Setoguchi started his career off looking like a top-10 pick, but over recent seasons has failed to maintain that same promising potential.
Reaching 65 points back in 2008-09, Setoguchi has registered 11 less in his past two seasons combined with 54 points. He hasn’t been able to crack 30 points or more since 2011-12 with Minnesota.
In 75 regular-season games with Winnipeg last season, Setoguchi garnered 27 points (11G, 16A) and skated to a minus-7 rating.
In 459 career regular-season contests, Setoguchi’s piled up 249 points (127G, 122A) and owns a plus-1 rating.