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
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.