October 13, 2016

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Forward Emerson Etem is returning to the Anaheim Ducks.

The Ducks claimed their former first-round pick off waivers from Vancouver on Thursday.

Etem also is a Long Beach, California, native.

He was drafted by Anaheim in 2010, and he debuted for the Ducks during the 2012-13 season. He scored 31 points in 112 regular-season games for Anaheim, adding eight points in 23 playoff games.

But after three seasons of inconsistent play, Etem was traded to the Rangers in a deal for Carl Hagelin in June 2015. New York then traded Etem to Vancouver in January, and he scored 12 points in 39 games for the Canucks.

Etem agreed to a one-year contract worth $775,000 in June.

The Ducks also placed center Joseph Cramarossa on non-roster waivers.

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