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Emerson Etem
Born June 16 1992 (1992-06-16) (age 24),
Long Beach, CA, USA
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Right wing
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Anaheim Ducks
Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
NHL Draft 29th overall, 2010
Anaheim Ducks
Playing career 2009–present


Medal record
Competitor for Flag of the United States USA
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Bronze 2011 USA

Emerson Etem (born June 16, 1992) is an American ice hockey player currently playing for the Medicine Hat Tigers of the WHL. He is a first round draft pick of the Anaheim Ducks, getting picked 29th overall by the Ducks in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Early lifeEdit

Etem comes from a family where rowing is popular, and his mother Patricia made the U.S. Olympic rowing team, but due to the boycott, did not participate at the 1980 Games in Moscow. Patricia rowed in the four with coxswain at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

Emerson followed his older brother Martin into roller then ice hockey. While watching Martin play with the Long Beach Jr. Ice Dogs in the 2003 National Tier II Championship tournament, he saw Sidney Crosby lead the Shattuck-Saint Mary's Sabers to the Tier I 17&under National Championship (held concurrently at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel, MD). Inspired by the caliber of players, coaching, and winning tradition of Sabers hockey, Etem moved to Minnesota at age 14 to play at Shattuck-Saint Mary's, where he led the Bantam team to a third place finish at the Tier I 14&under 2007 National Championship at Amherst, NY in his freshman year. As the only sophomore on the Shattuck-Saint Mary's 2007-2008 Prep team, Etem helped the Sabers win their second consecutive Tier I 17&under National Title - the first time in the school's history. In 2008–09 Etem moved to Michigan to play for the National Team Development Program.[1]

Etem is of mixed race as his father, Rick is white and his mother, Patricia is black.

Etem was drafted into the Western Hockey League (WHL) 115th overall by the Medicine Hat Tigers in the 2007 Bantam Draft. While playing for Medicine Hat in 2009–10, Etem led all WHL rookies in goals.

Professional careerEdit

Despite reaching the eighth spot in the NHL Central Scouting Bureau's rankings, Etem saw his draft day go on longer than expected as he was drafted at 29th overall by the Anaheim Ducks, which, being from Long Beach, is the hometown team.

IIHF ControversyEdit

During the World Junior Championship held in Buffalo, NY, Etem posted this message on his Twitter page: "much needed day off, buffalo is a ghost town!! the worst city ever, it makes medicine hat look like paradise, never thought ide say that".[2] Etem has since apologized yet was still booed every time he touched the puck the first game following the incident.

Career statistics Edit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10Medicine Hat TigersWHL72372865261273100
2010–11Medicine Hat TigersWHL6545358024151011217
WHL totals 137 82 63 145 50 27 17 14 31 7


External linksEdit

Preceded by
Cam Fowler
Anaheim Ducks first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Rickard Rakell
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