The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed veteran forward Devin Setoguchi to a professional tryout (PTO) contract, according to Sportsnet 590 The Fan’s Matt Brown.
Setoguchi will attend the team’s training camp in September in an effort to make his fifth NHL team. He suited up 12 times for the Calgary Flames last season and played 19 games with the Adirondack Flames in the American Hockey League.
The 28-year-old was taken eighth overall by the San Jose Sharks in the epic 2005 NHL Draft. In 471 career NHL games, the Taber, Alta, native has 127 goals and 122 assists split between the Sharks, Minnesota Wild, Winnipeg Jets and Flames.
Rumours began to swirl earlier this month that Setoguchi was in talks with the Leafs.
While going through camp on a PTO isn’t the easiest way for a player to crack an NHL roster, it does happen. In 2013, the Leafs signed Mason Raymond to a PTO and he ended up notching 19 goals, 45 points in 82 games with the team.