Calgary, AL, Canada (4E Sports) – The Calgary Flames signed forward Devin Setoguchi to a one-year deal; the team did not release any financial information though reports stated the deal is worth $750,000.
Setoguchi played for the Winnipeg Jets last season having 11 goals and 16 assists in 75 games.
Flames GM Brad Treliving sees the Alberta native as a player trying to re-establish his career.
“We think it’s a good fit, and ultimately the way the contract is structured, it’s a mitigated risk and there’s some upside here,” Treliving also shared with the Calgary Sun.
“Just talking to him and spending some time with him, I think he’s a motivated player,” he added.
Setoguchi believes he will re-energize his career with the Flames.
“I’m not a young guy anymore. I’ve played close to 500 games, and the youth on the team provides a lot of energy. That’s one thing I needed to find back in my game.”
The 27-year-old also sees himself helping and mentoring his teammates.
Setoguchi added, “I think we’ll push each other and help each other along the way.”
The deal will benefit the Flames since Setoguchi is a right winger and the team needed someone to fill in the gap.
In his NHL career, he played for the San Jose Sharks, Minnesota Wild, and the Winnipeg Jets scoring 249 points with 127 goals and 122 assists, playing in 459 games.
Setoguchi is the 8th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Draft by the Sharks.