Ottawa Senators: 6 Potential Trade Deadline Targets

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Devin Setoguchi, Winnipeg Jets

Jan 2, 2014; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Winnipeg Jets right wing Devin Setoguchi (40) controls the puck in the third period against the Ottawa Senators at the Canadian Tire Centre. The Senators defeated the Jets 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

While the Jets playing better under new coach Paul Maurice, they might be too far out of the race to claw their way back in.  Setoguchi (salary $3M/yr) is just 27 and is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season and could most likely be acquired for a draft pick.


Setoguchi has 20 goal capability, reaching the level 3 times and scoring at a 20 goal pace in 3 other seasons.  He also has 15 playoff goals.


He is on his third team in 3 years, and hasn’t had the effect he was expected to in Winnipeg. Eight goals and 21 points in 50 games isn’t exactly lighting the world on fire.


Setoguchi was at his best when he played alongside a playmaking centre (Joe Thornton).  He could be similar to another former Shark who thrived alongside Thornton but fizzled in Ottawa, Jonathan Cheechoo.  Setoguchi is a slightly better skater than Cheechoo and might be a nice temporary fit alonside Jason Spezza.