Wild acquires Setoguchi, Coyle from San Jose for Burns, drafts PhillipsMinnesota Sports
-- The Minnesota Wild acquired right wing Devin Setoguchi from the San Jose Sharks for defenseman Brent Burns. In addition to Setoguchi, the Wild acquired top forward prospect Charlie Coyle and San Jose's first-round pick (28th overall) in Friday's draft
ST. PAUL - (Sports Network) - The Minnesota Wild acquired right wing Devin Setoguchi from the San Jose Sharks for defenseman Brent Burns.
In addition to Setoguchi, the Wild acquired top forward prospect Charlie Coyle and San Jose's first-round pick (28th overall) in Friday's draft.
Setoguchi was the eighth overall pick of the 2005 draft by San Jose and had just signed a three-year contract extension with the team on Thursday.
The 24-year-old compiled 22 goals and 19 assists in 72 games last season and added seven goals and three assists in 18 playoff tilts. Over 267 career games he has totaled 84 goals and 159 points.
Coyle was the 28th pick of the 2010 draft and just finished his freshman season with Boston University. Over 37 games there, he had seven goals and 19 assists.
"We are excited to add Devin Setoguchi to our team," said Minnesota general manager Chuck Fletcher. "At the age of 24 he has already established himself as one of the best young goal scorers in the NHL. Charlie Coyle is a talented power forward who had a strong performance for the United States at last year's World Junior Championship in Buffalo."
The Wild used their pick to take Canadian center Zack Phillips.
Burns was the 20th overall selection of the 2003 draft by Minnesota and has spent his entire career with the Wild. Over 453 games, he has totaled 55 goals and 128 assists along with 325 penalty minutes and is a minus-21.
"Brent is an elite first-pairing defenseman that is just coming into his prime," stated San Jose general manager Doug Wilson. "We feel that he gives our blueline tremendous depth and versatility and will augment our existing core. He combines a dangerous offensive prowess with an abrasive presence in the defensive zone."
Minnesota also sent a second-round pick in the 2012 draft to San Jose.