Anaheim Ducks forward Emerson Etem (top) slides over Colorado’s Greg Zanon as they go after the puck during the second period of a game in Anaheim, Calif., on April 10. Etem, who played two seasons at Shattuck-St. Mary’s, made his NHL debut last season and helped the Ducks claim the division crown. (AP)
Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard blocks a shot from Ducks wing Emerson Etem during the second period of Game 1 of their first-round playoff series in Anaheim, Calif., on April 30. Etem scored three goals in the series. (AP)
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Emerson Etem celebrates his goal during the first period of Game 7 of the Ducks’ first-round playoff matchup with the Detroit Red Wings on May 12 in Anaheim, Calif. (AP)
Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2013 6:00 pm
Updated: 10:50 pm, Fri Jul 19, 2013.
Posted on Jul 18, 2013
Two disappointments went a long way in molding Emerson Etem.
The first came when the Anaheim Ducks named their final roster coming out of last year’s training camp, and Etem was one of the last players cut. The second instance came later. Four games into the season Etem was called up and made his NHL debut, but that high was followed by a low, as he was sent back to the team’s AHL affiliate in Norfolk, Vir., after eight games.
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Thursday, July 18, 2013 6:00 pm.
Updated: 10:50 pm.