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Ducks Recall Etem, Steckel from Norfolk (AHL)

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks
The Ducks have recalled left wing Emerson Etem and center David Steckel from the Norfolk Admirals, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Etem, 21 (6/16/92), has appeared in 24 contests with Anaheim, earning 6-4=10 points with four penalty minutes (PIM) and a +2 rating. He scored his first goal of the season, the GWG, as part of a multi-point night (1-1=2) on Oct. 20 vs. Dallas. He added his first career multi-goal game (2-0=2) on Nov. 2 @ Buffalo. Assigned to Norfolk on Nov. 27, Etem appeared in three contests with the Admirals, scoring 1-4=5 points. In his first contest on Nov. 27, Etem collected 1-2=3 points in Norfolk’s 5-2 win over Charlotte.

Selected in the first round (29th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Etem made his NHL debut with Anaheim in 2012-13, collecting 3-7=10 points with nine PIM in 38 contests. The Long Beach, California native has appeared in 62 career contests with the Ducks, collecting 9-11=20 points with 13 PIM and a +9 rating. He is the highest-drafted Southern California born-and-trained player in Ducks history and the third-highest in NHL history. In 48 career AHL contests with Norfolk, he has 14-7=21 points with 12 PIM.

Steckel, 31 (3/15/82), appeared in 21 contests for the Ducks in 2012-13, earning 1-5=6 points. He won 95-of-165 faceoffs in his final 14 contests of 2012-13 for a 57.6% success rate. Signed to a one-year contract on Nov. 11, Steckel has played in 419 NHL games with Washington, New Jersey, Toronto and Anaheim, scoring 33-46=79 points with 129 PIM. The 6-6, 215-pound center has also appeared in 17 AHL contests this season with Iowa and Norfolk, collecting 3-3=6 points with a +3 rating.

Selected by Los Angeles in the first round (30th overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Steckel was originally acquired by Anaheim from Toronto on Mar. 15, 2013 (in exchange for Ryan Lasch and a 2014 seventh-round draft pick).

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