Just days after signing a three-year, $9,000,000 deal with the San Jose Sharks, Devin Setoguchi was traded to the Minnesota Wild along with prospect Charlie Coyle and a first-round pick (28th overall) in this year's draft. In return, the Sharks received defenseman Brent Burns and a second-round pick in 2012.
The Wild are getting some much-needed scoring by acquiring the young Setoguchi, who will likely play with captain Miiko Koivu. The two should click well together and I foresee a 30-goal season from Setoguchi in 2011-12.
The Wild are also getting a very good forward prospect in Charlie Coyle, who had 26 points for Boston University this past season.
For the San Jose Sharks, this trade solidifies their blue line big-time. Brent Burns nearly had a 20-goal season on defence this past season and he plays on both the power play and penalty kill. Overall, the trade strengthens both teams' rosters.