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Vancouver, B.C. –Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed right wing Emerson Etem to a one-year, one-way contract that will carry a value of $775,000.

 

“Emerson is a hardworking 24-year-old who supports our plan to build a young, fast, high-character team,” said Canucks General Manager Jim Benning. “His speed will help us compete next year and he is a good role model for our first and second year players because of the work ethic and professionalism he brings every single day." Etem, 24, split the 2015.16 season between the Vancouver Canucks (7-5-12 in 39 games played) and New York Rangers (0-3-3 in 19 games played). The Long Beach, California native set career highs in points (15) and tied a career high for goals (7) this season and also finished the 2015.16 campaign on a career high five game point streak (4-1-5). He was acquired by Vancouver from the Rangers in exchange for Nicklas Jensen and a sixth round pick in 2017 on January 8th, 2016.

 

Etem has played 170 career NHL games, accumulating 26 points (22-24-46) and 28 penalty minutes with the Canucks, Rangers and Anaheim Ducks. He played junior in Medicine Hat (WHL), where he led all WHL rookies in goals in the 2009.10 season.

 

On the international stage, Etem represented the United States twice at the World Junior Championships (2011 and 2012). He earned a bronze medal in 2011 with Team USA at the WJC.

The 6’1”, 212-pound forward was originally drafted by Anaheim 29th overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

http://canucks.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=887601

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Great news! Etem has a lot of potential.

 

He really seems like a good fit in terms of what the management is looking for in a player. Now it's up to him to make it work. He's got the tools to make it.

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Nice contract to show em what he can do next year. I really like his game around the boards and net areas for the greasy goals. Could turn into a Hansen type of player if he continues this route which I'm more than happy about it. 

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For that contract I thought it would have been done last week with the other qualifying offers.  I was thinking the way Benning didn't make an offer with the others, and wanted Etem to talk after draft, meant they were either moving him....or a longer deal.

Cause I couldn't see him being let go, he played decent and we gave up a lot to get him/

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Just now, Ossi Vaananen said:

Nice. He gets the one-way, Canucks get him cheap. Would have liked a longer deal, but solid nonetheless. 

 

I think he breaks out this year, he showed a lot of promise at the end of this past season. He fits our style perfectly.

He was already on a one-way.  

 

He took a pay-cut on his qualifying offer - would have been a one-way at 890K.

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3 minutes ago, BCNeil said:

For that contract I thought it would have been done last week with the other qualifying offers.  I was thinking the way Benning didn't make an offer with the others, and wanted Etem to talk after draft, meant they were either moving him....or a longer deal.

Cause I couldn't see him being let go, he played decent and we gave up a lot to get him/

Perhaps he was one of the pieces in those CBJ moving down the draft trade rumours...?

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