The Anaheim Ducks have claimed winger Emerson Etem off waivers, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. The speedy forward will now rejoin the organization that first drafted him (29th overall in 2010).
Last season, Etem started the year with the Rangers after being acquired in the offseason as part of a package for Carl Hagelin (who the Ducks later dealt to Pittsburgh). He spent 19 games on Broadway, picking up just three assists while logging a little more than 11 minutes per game in ice time before being dealt to Vancouver in exchange for Nicklas Jensen and a sixth round pick.
Etem played more of a regular role with the Canucks, suiting up in 39 contests while scoring seven goals and five assists. His ice time also jumped to 14:10 per game, a career high. However, he was beat out for the final spot on Vancouver’s roster to start the season which resulted in him being waived on Wednesday.
In his career, the 24 year old has played in 170 games between the Ducks, Rangers, and Canucks, scoring 22 goals while adding 24 assists. He’ll likely battle for a spot in Anaheim’s bottom six as he looks to make good on his second go-round in California.
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