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.