San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced on Friday that the club has reassigned forward Devin Setoguchi to the Worcester Sharks, San Jose’s top development affiliate in the American Hockey League.
Setoguchi was recalled from Worcester on October 28 and made his NHL debut the next day at Dallas, scoring two goals, including the game-winner. The rookie winger was a major contributor during the early portion of his call up, registering seven goals and one helper in his first nine games. However, Setoguchi’s production fell off at that point as he registered just two points in the next 15 contests.
“He’s a very important player for us now and in the future,” said Wilson. “He’s 20-years-old and you want him playing games. If he’s not in the lineup here, he needs to be playing somewhere.”
Setoguchi was a healthy scratch in the Sharks 3-2 victory against Los Angeles Wednesday night.
The six-foot, 205-pound native of Taber, Alberta was originally selected by San Jose in the first round (8th overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
NEXT GAME The Sharks will visit St. Louis at 5 p.m. on Friday with the game available on FSN Bay Area, 98.5 KFOX and sjsharks.com.