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Flames sign Setoguchi

Devin Setoguchi
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According to TSN on Saturday, the Calgary Flames have signed Devin Setoguchi to a one year contract worth $750,000. A native of Taber, Alberta (two hours south of Calgary), Setoguchi played last season with the Winnipeg Jets and had 11 goals and 16 assists for 27 points.

Setoguchi is entering his eighth season in the National Hockey League. He has spent four years with the San Jose Sharks, two years with the Minnesota Wild and one year with the Jets. His best season came in 2008-09, when he notched career highs of 31 goals, 34 assists, 65 points, +16, 23 power play points and 246 shots on net. In his career, Setoguchi has 127 goals, 122 assists for 249 points in 459 regular season games.

A right winger, Setoguchi is 27 years of age and was the Sharks' first round pick, eighth overall in the 2005 National Hockey League Entry Draft. In his junior career, Setoguchi played with the Saskatoon Blades and Prince George Cougars of the Western Hockey League. He has also spent time in the ECHL and American Hockey League.

Something that Setoguchi might bring to the Flames is being part of a winning culture in the past. Even though he missed the postseason last year in Winnipeg, Setoguchi has played in 53 career Stanley Cup playoff games. It is also interesting to point out that even though Setoguchi had 27 points last year, he had more points than any other Calgary Flames' right winger a year ago.