Etem Passes 50th-Goal Plateau at Medicine Hat
Monday, 02.13.2012 / 9:52 AM PT / News
Watch video of the 50th and 51st
A native of Long Beach, California, Etem is the first WHL player since the 1998-99 season to score 50 goals in his first 50 games-or-less. The Calgary Hitmen’s Pavel Brendl was the last to do it, scoring 50 goals in his first 43 games that season.
Etem leads the Canadian Hockey League (WHL, OHL, QMJHL) in goals, with no other player in the CHL currently with more than 45 (Zach O’Brien, Acadie-Bathurst of the QMJHL). Etem currently has an 18-game point streak, scoring 22 goals in that stretch (22-8=30). He also had an 11-game goal streak from Dec. 10 – Jan. 27, the WHL’s longest since the 2003-04 season.
Etem has 51-38=89 points with a +21 rating in his 50 games this season.