It has been announced that the Anaheim Ducks have claimed winger Emerson Etem from off of waiver from the Vancouver Canucks.
Etem, 24, split time between the New York Rangers and the Vancouver Canucks last season. In 19 games with the Rangers he had three points before being traded to the Canucks.
In Vancouver the forward scored seven goals and had 12 points in 39 contests.
Currently on a one-year contract that was signed with the Canucks with a cap hit of $775,000. He will remain a restricted free agent at the conclusion of the season/contract unless a contract negotiation agreement is reached during the season.
The Long Beach, California native was originally selected in the first round of the 2010 NHL Draft by the Ducks. In his previous stint with the Ducks organization he spent his prospect years with time spent with both the club in Anaheim and with their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate the Norfolk Admirals.
In 170 career NHL games the 6’1”, 212-pound forward has scored 22 goals and earned 46 career points along with 28 penalty minutes.
The Ducks look to get him back into their line up with their core group of forwards.