Fantasy Impact: Minnesota traded sniper Devin Setoguchi to a (new) division rival yesterday – the Winnipeg Jets.
The Jets Get:
Setoguchi had a decent season in Minnesota in 2013, tallying 13 goals in 48 games. However, he has yet to repeat his 31-goal performance from back in 2008-09 with the Sharks, scoring 20, 22, and 19 goals in his most recent three full seasons.
He has decent size and is a solid skater, but he doesn’t contribute a whole lot outside of offense. People expecting him to be a stud forward are continually disappointed. Setoguchi has his hot streaks and is a natural sniper, but he suffers from the offensive inconsistencies that are normal with one-dimensional scorers.
For the Jets, this is a very worthwhile gamble to make, considering the modest price (a good draft pick). Setoguchi is a natural right wing and will step in immediately into Winnipeg’s top six forward group. His cap hit is $3 million and he is a UFA next summer.
He didn’t exactly play with the big guns in Minnesota this past campaign.