Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Emerson Etem
Emerson Etem was born on June 16, 1992 in Long Beach, California. He moved to Minnesota at age 14 to play at Shattuck-Saint Mary's where he helped the club to the Tier I 17&under National Title. Etem would then play for the U.S. National Development Program before joining the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League, where he would lead all WHL rookies with 37 goals in 2009-10.

Etem was selected 29th overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Anaheim Ducks and would make his professional debut for the Ducks' AHL affiliate in Syracuse in 2011 following Medicine Hat's elimination from the WHL playoffs.

The 2012-13 season would be the first full professional season of Etem's career. With the NHL locked out, he would begin the season in the AHL with the Norfolk Admirals. In 45 games for the club he would notch an impressive 13 goals to go along with three assists. When play resumed at the NHL level, Etem joined the Ducks for 38 games, scoring three times and adding seven assists.

At the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Etem was traded, along with a second round pick, to the New York Rangers for Carl Hagelin and two draft picks. Part way through the 2015-16 season, Etem was traded once again, this time to the Vancouver Canucks Nicklas Jensen and a sixth round draft pick. He would go on to appear in 39 games for the Canucks during the 2015-16 season, scoring seven times and adding five assists.

After failing to crack the Canucks' opening night lineup, Etem was waived by the club and subsequently claimed by the Anaheim Ducks. He would suit up on three games for the Ducks before being assigned to their AHL affiliate, the San Diego Gulls. In his first game with the Gulls Etem scored a goal, but also suffered a knee injury that would ultimately end his season. As a free agent in the summer of 2017 he signed a deal with the Arizona Coyotes.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2007-08 Shattuck-St. Mary's High-MN 58 13 15 28 20
2008-09 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program NAHL 40 19 14 33 16 +23 9 4 4 8 4
2008-09 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program U-17 13 6 7 13 0
2009-10 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 72 37 28 65 26 +8 12 7 3 10 0
2010-11 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 65 45 35 80 24 +41 15 10 11 21 7
2010-11 United States WJC-A 6 1 0 1 0 -1
2011-12 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 65 61 46 107 34 +29 7 7 6 13 13
2011-12 Syracuse Crunch AHL 2 1 0 1 2 +1 4 2 0 2 0
2011-12 United States WJC-A 6 0 4 4 2 -1
2012-13 Norfolk Admirals AHL 45 13 3 16 12 -1
2012-13 Anaheim Ducks NHL 38 3 7 10 9 +7 7 3 2 5 2
2013-14 Anaheim Ducks NHL 29 7 4 11 4 +3 4 0 0 0 12
2013-14 Norfolk Admirals AHL 50 24 30 54 10 +14 4 0 2 2 0
2014-15 Anaheim Ducks NHL 45 5 5 10 4 -6 12 3 0 3 0
2014-15 Norfolk Admirals AHL 22 13 8 21 2 -1
2015-16 New York Rangers NHL 19 0 3 3 2 -4
2015-16 Vancouver Canucks NHL 39 7 5 12 9 -8
2016-17 Anaheim Ducks NHL 3 0 0 0 2 +1
2016-17 San Diego Gulls AHL 1 1 0 1 0 -2
NHL Totals 173 22 24 46 30 23 6 2 8 14


WHL East First All-Star Team (2012) Traded to NY Rangers by Anaheim with Florida's 2nd round pick (previously acquired, NY Rangers selected Ryan Gropp) in 2015 NHL Draft for Carl Hagelin and NY Rangers' 2nd (Julius Naatinen) and 6th (Garrett Metcalf) round picks in 2015 NHL Draft, June 27, 2015. Traded to Vancouver by NY Rangers for Nicklas Jensen and Vancouver's 6th round pick (Dominik Lakatos) in 2017 NHL Draft, January 8, 2016. Claimed on waivers by Anaheim from Vancouver, October 13. 2016. Missed majority of 2016-17 due to recurring knee injury and resulting surgery, December 2, 2016. Signed as a free agent by Arizona, July 5, 2017.
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