San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed Group II restricted free agent forward Devin Setoguchi to a one-year contract.
The 23-year-old Setoguchi finished the 2009-10 campaign tied for fourth on the team in goals (20). He set a career-high with four game-winning goals and recorded 36 points in 70 games.
During the postseason, 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 +3 in 15 games.
“We’re happy to have Devin under contract for next season,” said Wilson. “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.
The six-foot, 200-pound right wing was selected by San Jose in the first round (8th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.