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Arizona Coyotes sign forward Emerson Etem to one-year deal

Anaheim Ducks' Emerson Etem, left, and Vancouver Canucks' Chris Tanev compete for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

The Arizona Coyotes announced Wednesday the signing of former Anaheim Ducks forward Emerson Etem to a one-year deal.

The contract is a two-way deal, according to the team.

Etem has experience playing right wing, a position that Coyotes GM John Chayka said he’d like bolster. Not to mention, the Coyotes just lost right wing Radim Vrbata in free agency.

The 25-year-old Etem has played parts of five NHL seasons with the Ducks, New York Rangers and Vancouver Canucks.

Last season with Anaheim, the former first-round draft pick played just three games at the NHL level and one more in the AHL, but scored 7-8-15 in 58 games with 13:09 in average ice time in 2015-16.

He has 15 goals and 16 assists in 115 career NHL games.


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