Devin Setoguchi fitting right in with Jets

Devin Setoguchi brings a combination of skill and personality to the Jets.

Devin Setoguchi brings a combination of skill and personality to the Jets.

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:00 PM ET

ST. PAUL, MINN. - This is a business trip for Devin Setoguchi.

When the Winnipeg Jets skate onto the ice at Xcel Energy Center on Thursday night, Setoguchi will be making his first trip back since the Minnesota Wild traded him on July 5 for a second round draft pick in 2014.

If Setoguchi is bitter about the move or feeling a little extra motivation to show the Wild they made a mistake letting him go, he’s not expressing it outwardly.

“It’s a little weird at first, but there’s the whole unwritten rule, there’s no friends on the ice,” said Setoguchi, who has two goals and three points in three games this season. “It’s not playing against friends, it’s playing against another hockey club that I need to be focused on and prepared to play the way I can and not worry about any other distractions.”

Since June of 2011, Setoguchi has been traded twice, a not-so-subtle reminder about the business side of hockey.

“Obviously, you don’t want it to happen but it’s pa


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