Ducks sign 1st-round pick Emerson Etem

Right wing Emerson Etem has signed a three-year deal with the

Anaheim Ducks, who drafted the Long Beach native in the first round

last summer.

Etem scored 80 points with a plus-41 rating this season for the

Medicine Hat Tigers of the WHL, finishing fifth in the junior

league with 45 goals.

Etem turns 19 next month. He grew up just west of Anaheim in

Long Beach, training with the Los Angeles Hockey Club before going

to prep school in Minnesota.

Anaheim chose him with the 29th overall pick in last year’s

draft, making Etem the third-highest drafted Southern California

product in NHL history.