Devin Setoguchi traded to Winnipeg Jets for draft pick
The Minnesota Wild have sent Devin Setoguchi to the Winnipeg Jets for a 2014 second-round draft pick.
With only eight forwards under contract already for next season and Alex Burmistrov possibly bolting to the KHL, the Jets really needed to do something. Instead of overspending on the litany of free-agent forwards, however, Winnipeg was able to get a serviceable forward at the cost of just one draft pick.
Setoguchi is due $3.25 million next season, the last on his three-year deal which goes for $3 million against the salary cap.
Though his production has continually dropped since his 31-goal, 65-point season in 2008-09, Setoguchi should be able to help boost Winnipeg’s scoring depth and certainly helps fill an immediate need.
A deal like this seems much more sensible for the Jets than getting involved in the free-agent frenzy on Day 1.
CBS Sports HQ Daily Newsletter
Get the best highlights and stories - yeah, just the good stuff handpicked by our team to start your day.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
SportsLine's Mike McClure, a DFS pro with almost $2 million in career winnings, gives optimal...
This is one way to let everyone know you've got a little monster on the way
Yeah, that's gonna make the highlight reel
Both guys traded big-time punches in a throwback style tilt
MacKinnon is off to a red-hot start for the Avs so far
What's right and wrong in the NHL this week