It looks like Devin Setoguchi will find another chance this season in the NHL. After an excellent camp, Jon Rosen of FOX Sports West reports that the two sides are working out a contract to be signed in time for the start of the season.
After being invited on a professional tryout, Setoguchi has been skating with Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown and apparently has done enough to deserve a deal. The former San Jose Shark has had a turbulent career thus far, with a battle against alcohol being his biggest challenge. Earlier this year we reported on the tell-all interview that David Pollack of the Hockey News published, which revealed specifics of the forward’s troubled history with addiction.
Now, he’ll look to get a career back on track that was once quite promising. Setoguchi, who is still only 29, scored 31 goals in 2008-09 and looked like a legitimate top line sniper. Since his last 20 goal season in 2010-11, he’s played for six different professional teams including on in Switzerland. He hasn’t been able to stay healthy or effective, but perhaps Darryl Sutter and the Kings can pull some of that goal scoring ability back out of him.