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Ducks Recall Vatanen from Norfolk, Reassign Etem

Thursday, 05.08.2014 / 2:24 PM / News
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Ducks Recall Vatanen from Norfolk, Reassign Etem
The Ducks have recalled defenseman Sami Vatanen from the Norfolk Admirals and have reassigned left wing Emerson Etem to Norfolk.
The Ducks have recalled defenseman Sami Vatanen from the Norfolk Admirals, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). In addition, the Ducks have reassigned left wing Emerson Etem to Norfolk.

Vatanen, 22 (6/3/91), earned 6-15=21 points with a +9 rating and 22 PIM in 48 regular-season games for the Ducks in 2013-14. He finished the regular season tied for fifth among rookie NHL defensemen and co-led Anaheim blueliners in goals. In 56 career NHL games, Vatanen has collected 8-15=23 points with a +12 rating and 22 penalty minutes (PIM).

Selected by Anaheim in the fourth round (106th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Vatanen appeared in five of Norfolk’s postseason contests, recording 0-3=3 points with a +2 rating and four PIM. Among team leaders, he co-led in assists and ranked tied for second in points. The 5-10, 183-pound defenseman scored 2-5=7 points with four PIM in eight regular-season games with Norfolk in 2013-14. In 70 career AHL games, the Jyvaskyla, Finland native has collected 11-41=52 points with 48 PIM.

Etem, 21 (6/16/92), went scoreless in four postseason games with the Ducks. The Long Beach, California native appeared in 29 regular-season games with Anaheim in 2013-14, earning 7-4=11 points with a +3 rating and four PIM. Selected in the first round (29th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Etem has appeared in 67 career contests with the Ducks, collecting 10-11=21 points with a +10 rating and 13 PIM. In 11 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, he has 3-2=5 points with a +4 rating and 14 PIM.

The 6-1, 206-pound winger played 50 regular-season contests with the Admirals in 2013-14, scoring 24-30=54 points with a +14 rating and 10 PIM. He led the team in scoring and assists, co-led in plus/minus, ranked second in goals and third in PPG (7). In 97 career AHL contests, he has 38-33=71 points with a +14 rating and 24 PIM.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NSH 65 41 17 7 193 158 89
2 ANA 65 41 17 7 193 178 89
3 STL 63 40 18 5 197 159 85
4 CHI 64 38 21 5 188 152 81
5 WPG 64 32 20 12 179 172 76
6 VAN 63 36 24 3 182 173 75
7 MIN 63 34 22 7 179 163 75
8 CGY 63 34 25 4 178 162 72
9 LAK 63 30 21 12 171 164 72
10 SJS 65 32 25 8 185 183 72
11 DAL 64 28 26 10 199 212 66
12 COL 63 27 25 11 167 182 65
13 ARI 64 20 37 7 139 218 47
14 EDM 64 18 36 10 145 213 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 62 20 41 12 61
C. Perry 50 27 18 15 45
R. Kesler 65 17 23 0 40
S. Vatanen 57 12 22 6 34
M. Beleskey 56 21 9 13 30
J. Silfverberg 64 10 20 11 30
P. Maroon 57 7 21 -4 28
H. Lindholm 62 6 22 18 28
C. Fowler 64 5 22 2 27
R. Rakell 54 5 19 4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 30 8 5 .917 2.34
J. Gibson 8 5 0 .920 2.51

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