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Devin Setoguchi Hoping For A Return To The NHL

With his career in a tailspin, Devin Setoguchi turned to alcohol to ease his depression. He’s now fit and sober, hoping for another chance at the NHL dream he drank away.

(Editor's Note: This story appears in the upcoming season preview issue. On Wednesday, Setoguchi signed a PTO with the Los Angeles Kings.)


Glens Falls, N.Y., likes to consider itself  “Hometown, USA,” a tag hung on it by Look magazine in 1944 for typifying post-WWII America. It has a long minor league hockey history, and for the 2014-15 season it served as temporary home of the Adirondack Flames, Calgary’s AHL affiliate. But after one year, Calgary moved the team to Stockton, Calif., a 90-minute drive from where Devin Setoguchi began his NHL career as a highly touted first-round pick of the San Jose Sharks nearly a decade ago.

Setoguchi spent most of that 2014-15 season in Glens Falls, but it never felt anything remotely like home. After Calgary demoted Setoguchi to the AHL in November 2014, an already serious drinking problem got worse. In fact, he said he can’t remember going more than a day without a drink during his entire time there.

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