Etem has spent most of this season with the Ducks, scoring six goals with 10 points in 24 games. Reassigned to the AHL on Nov. 27, he had one goal and five points in three games with the Admirals.
Steckel, who signed a one-year contract on Nov. 11, played in 21 games for the Ducks last season, and had one goal and six points. In his NHL career, which also includes stints with the Washington Capitals, New Jersey Devils and Toronto Maple Leafs, Steckel has 33 goals and 79 points in 419 games. He has three goals and three assists in 17 AHL games this season for the Iowa Wild and Norfolk.
I downplayed the first one because I thought it's just a hockey game. We just want to win the game; it's against our rival and we want the two points. I downplayed it, but now having gone through the first one I look back and say, 'Geez, that was really cool.' I think as I've grown a bit older I've got a lot more appreciation for what we're allowed to do every day.
— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh