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Canucks sign Etem to one-year contract

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. –Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed right wing Emerson Etem to a one-year, one-way contract that will carry a value of $775,000.

“Emerson is a hardworking 24-year-old who supports our plan to build a young, fast, high-character team,” said Canucks General Manager Jim Benning. “His speed will help us compete next year and he is a good role model for our first and second year players because of the work ethic and professionalism he brings every single day." Etem, 24, split the 2015.16 season between the Vancouver Canucks (7-5-12 in 39 games played) and New York Rangers (0-3-3 in 19 games played). The Long Beach, California native set career highs in points (15) and tied a career high for goals (7) this season and also finished the 2015.16 campaign on a career high five game point streak (4-1-5). He was acquired by Vancouver from the Rangers in exchange for Nicklas Jensen and a sixth round pick in 2017 on January 8th, 2016.

Etem has played 170 career NHL games, accumulating 26 points (22-24-46) and 28 penalty minutes with the Canucks, Rangers and Anaheim Ducks. He played junior in Medicine Hat (WHL), where he led all WHL rookies in goals in the 2009.10 season.

On the international stage, Etem represented the United States twice at the World Junior Championships (2011 and 2012). He earned a bronze medal in 2011 with Team USA at the WJC.

The 6’1”, 212-pound forward was originally drafted by Anaheim 29th overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.


Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2007-2008 Shattuck-St. Mary's-High-MN 58 13 15 28 20
2008-2009 U.S. Nat'l Team Dev. Program-NAHL 19 14 33 23 16 1 5 0 92
2008-2009 U.S. Nat'l Team Dev. Program-U-17 13 6 7 13 0
2009-2010 Medicine Hat Tigers-WHL 72 37 28 65 8 26 13 5
2010-2011 Medicine Hat Tigers-WHL 65 45 35 80 41 24 15 9
2010-2011 United States-WJC-A 6 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0
2011-2012 Medicine Hat Tigers-WHL 65 61 46 107 29 34 17 10
2011-2012 Syracuse Crunch-AHL 2 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 3 33.3
2011-2012 United States-WJC-A 6 0 4 4 -1 2 0 0 0
2012-2013 Ducks 38 3 7 10 7 9 0 0 0 48 6.2
2012-2013 Norfolk Admirals-AHL 45 13 3 16 -1 12 3 1 2 129 10.1
2013-2014 Ducks 29 7 4 11 3 4 1 1 2 44 15.9
2013-2014 Norfolk Admirals-AHL 50 24 30 54 14 10 7 1 4 174 13.8
2014-2015 Ducks 45 5 5 10 -6 4 0 0 0 77 6.5
2014-2015 Norfolk Admirals-AHL 22 13 8 21 -1 2 6 1 2 79 16.5
2015-2016 Rangers 19 0 3 3 -4 2 0 0 0 23 0.0
2015-2016 Canucks 39 7 5 12 -8 9 0 0 1 77 9.1
NHL Totals 170 22 24 46 -8 28 1 1 3 269 8.2
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