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2010 NHL Draft Profile: Emerson Etem

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2010 NHL Draft Profile: Emerson Etem
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EMERSON ETEM
#8 North American Skater
Medicine Hat, WHL
 
Position: Right Wing Shoots: Left
Height: 6'0 Weight: 190
Born: 6/16/92 Born In: Long Beach, CA
   
THE SHINNY:
It didn't take long for Emerson Etem to make his mark in the WHL. Playing in his first year with Medicine Hat, Etem tallied 65 points (37 goals) in 72 games on his way to being named Medicine Hat's Rookie Of The Year.

Etem who left home at 14, attended the famous Shattuck-St. Mary's School in Minnesota, The school has produced NHL stars such as Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews, Zach Parise and Jack Johnson.

Director of Central Scouting E.J. McGuire: “A 37-goal scorer with a good Medicine Hat team. He handles the puck so well at full speed. His crouch style belies his 6-foot stature. He looks smaller out there on the ice, but he's not small in productiveness. How about this -- he moved from Long Beach to Minnesota's Shattuck-St. Mary's to Medicine Hat, Alberta, all in the space of three developmental junior years.”

Etem On Etem: "I think I'm definitely a speed guy. I like to utilize my speed in all situations. I think I'm a great transition player. Through the neutral zone, I try to look for options, whether it's to go wide or drive hard at the net. I like also to just be around the net and bear down on chances that my linemates create. That's where I'm best is trying to put the puck in the back of the net and find places where I can do that."
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NHL Player: Ilya Kovalchuk
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STATS:
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2008-09 USA U-17 NTDP 50 23 22 45 18
2009-10 Medicine Hat WHL 72 37 28 65 26

NEWS:
Etem's Overtime Winner Leads Medicine Hat To Victory
(4.07.10) Emerson Etem scored his second goal of the game 8:26 into overtime to lead the Medicine Hat Tigers to a 4-3 victory over the Calgary Hitmen in Game 3 of their Western Hockey League second-round playoff series Tuesday night.

With the win, the Tigers cut Calgary's lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series to 2-1. Game 4 in the best-of-seven is set for Wednesday in Medicine Hat.

California Kid Etem Could Hear Name Early
(12.09.09) Emerson Etem is used to traveling around North America to find places to play hockey. In June, the NHL is going to come to his backyard.

The 2010 Entry Draft will be at Staples Center in Los Angeles, and Etem, a rookie with the WHL's Medicine Hat Tigers by way of Long Beach, Calif., should be able to draw a big crowd for the event.

No, for Erik and his family, their big day this summer is Aug. 18. That's the day Erik's youngest brother, Dennis, will celebrate being cancer-free for five years.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 79 27 39 23 66
J. Jokinen 81 18 42 25 60
A. Barkov 66 28 31 18 59
J. Huberdeau 76 20 39 17 59
V. Trocheck 76 25 28 15 53
R. Smith 82 25 25 19 50
A. Ekblad 78 15 21 18 36
N. Bjugstad 67 15 19 -8 34
B. Campbell 82 6 25 31 31
B. Pirri 52 11 13 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 35 19 6 .922 2.35
A. Montoya 12 7 3 .919 2.18

 
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