Rookie Preview: Emerson Etem
Emerson Etem is a 6’0 194lb American right-winger in the Anaheim Ducks organization. Etem, born in Long Beach, California, started out in the U.S. National Team Development Program Under-17 Team in 2008-2009 where he had 45 points (23-22) in 50 games. The next year, instead of going to the NCAA like most Americans, Etem went to the Western Hockey League’s Medicine Hat Tigers after they drafted him 115th overall in the 2007 Bantam Draft. In his first season in the WHL, Etem tallied 65 points (37-28) in 72 games. His 37 goals led all WHL rookies in goals that year. That performance was good enough to get his hometown Anaheim Ducks to take him in the first round, 29th overall. In his 2nd WHL season, Etem improved in all offensive categories in fewer games as he produced 80 points (45-35) in 65 games. This past season, Etem exploded for 107 points (61-46) in just 65 games. Etem was the first WHL player in 11 seasons to reach the 60-goal mark. Etem also played 2 games for the Ducks AHL affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch where he had 1 point (a goal). Etem has also played 12 games for the U.S. Under-20 Team in the World Junior Hockey Championships. In those 12 games, Etem had just 5 points (1-4). In 34 playoff games in the WHL, Etem had a total of 44 points (24-20).
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