Setoguchi traded day after signing three-year deal

San Jose Sharks' Devin Setoguchi celebrates his game-winning overtime goal against the Los Angeles...

San Jose Sharks' Devin Setoguchi celebrates his game-winning overtime goal against the Los Angeles Kings. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

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, Last Updated: 11:50 PM ET

So much for Devin Setoguchi's long-term future with the San Jose Sharks.

Setoguchi, who signed a three-year, $9 million contract extension with the Sharks Thursday, was shipped to the Minnesota Wild in a deal that had the hometown crowd erupting Friday during the NHL draft in St. Paul, Minn.

The Sharks traded Setoguchi, Boston University forward Charlie Coyle and a first-round pick (28th overall) to the Wild for defenceman Brent Burns and a second-round pick in 2012. The Wild used the pick to draft Saint John Sea Dogs centre Zack Phillips.

"Honestly, I was shocked right off the bat," Setoguchi said on the Wild website. "I didn't see it coming and I just signed a three-year extension. All of a sudden, I got traded."

"On the other side of the spectrum, I'm excited to come and try and be part of an organization that's on the uprise. I'm coming to help the team win and to make the team better."

It was a heavy price for the Sharks to pay to land Burns, a 26-year-old former first-round pick and 2010-11 all-star. Setoguchi is only 24 years old and coming off a 20-goal season (22 goals, 19 assists in 72 games) and Coyle was the Sharks first-rounder last summer.

"We are getting a player who is dominant and coming into his own," San Jose GM Doug Wilson said. "We think Brent will play even better with our players."

The Chicago Blackhawks also made a splash at the draft, trading forward Troy Brouwer to the Washington Capitals for a first-round pick, 26th overall. Brouwer, a former seventh-round pick, had 17 goals and 19 assists in 79 games with the Blackhawks in 2010-11. The Blackhawks used the pick to snap up winger Phillip Danault of the Victoriaville Tigres.

As the first round wound down, reports surfaced that the Blackhawks had unloaded big-ticket defenceman Brian Campbell on the Florida Panthers, getting Czech forward Rostislav Olesz in return. For the trade, which had yet to be confirmed, to go through, Campbell needed to waive his no-trade clause. 


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