Setoguchi, a 27-year-old native of Alberta, Canada, had 27 points in the lockout-shortened season, a similar pace to the 41- and 36-point seasons he had in the two years prior.
The Jets, who finished in the middle of the pack in scoring a year ago and had only three players score double-digit goals, will welcome any offensive punch Setoguchi can provide. He's scored 20 goals three times in his career and has once been a 30-goal scorer. Setoguchi failed to acquire that scoring touch in Minnesota, but the Jets are hoping he finds his shot again.
He is entering the final season of a three-year $9 million contract that he signed prior to the 2011 season. The Wild get some much needed cap relief in the trade, as they were just $2.2 million under the salary cap prior to dealing Setoguchi.