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Sharks re-sign Setoguchi to one-year deal

Saturday, 07.31.2010 / 2:03 PM / NHL Free Agency 2010

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Sharks re-sign Setoguchi to one-year deal
The San Jose Sharks re-signed restricted free agent forward Devin Setoguchi to a one-year contract Saturday. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed, but a tweet from Rogers Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos says the deal is worth $1.8 million.

Setoguchi, 23, finished the 2009-10 season tied for fourth on the team in goals (20). He set a career-high with 4 game-winning goals and recorded 36 points in 70 games.

During the Stanley Cup Playoffs, he finished third on the team in goals (5), including the overtime game-winner in Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarter Finals vs. Colorado. He also chipped in with four assists and was a plus-3 in 15 games.

"We're happy to have Devin under contract for next season," GM Doug Wilson said. "He is an important part of our team and we are looking forward to his on-going growth as a player.  We have very high expectations for him."

In 2008-09, Setoguchi set career-highs in goals (31), assists (34) and points (65) and finished third on the team in points. He was named to the Sophomore Team for the YoungStars Game presented by Upper Deck at the All-Star Game. Setoguchi was selected by San Jose in the first round (No. 8) of the 2005 Entry Draft.







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