Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that for the second time this season Medicine Hat Tigers forward Emerson Etem is the CHL Player of the Week. For the week ending March 11 he scored five goals in three games with a plus-minus rating of plus-3.
Etem became the first WHL player to score 60 goals in a season since Layne Ulmer in 2001, picking up his 59th and 60th goals of the season on Saturday night as third star of a 3-1 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Earlier in the week he netted a single goal despite a 2-1 loss to the Kootenay Ice on Wednesday, and then picked up a pair of goals Friday including the game-winner as third star of a 3-1 win over the Ice.
Etem, a 19-year-old from Long Beach, CA, is playing in his third full WHL season with the Tigers. Selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Etem ranks sixth among all WHL scorers with 105 points in 62 games.
Also considered for the award this week was Anton Zlobin of the Shawinigan Cataractes who scored three goals and three assists for six points in three games, while Tobias Rieder of the Kitchener Rangers scored four goals and five assists for nine points in four games.
2011-12 CHL Players of the Week:
Mar. 5 – Mar. 11: Emerson Etem, Medicine Hat Tigers
Feb. 27 – Mar. 4: Michael Sgarbossa, Sudbury Wolves
Feb. 20 – Feb. 26: Brendan Shinnimin, Tri-City Americans
Feb. 13 – Feb. 19: Michael Ferland, Brandon Wheat Kings
Feb. 6 – Feb. 12: Cameron Brace, Owen Sound Attack
Jan. 30 – Feb. 5: Yanni Gourde, Victoriaville Tigres
Jan. 23 – Jan. 29: Mark McNeill, Prince Albert Raiders
Jan. 16 – Jan. 22: Michael St. Croix, Edmonton Oil Kings
Jan. 9 – Jan. 15: Guillaume Asselin, Chicoutimi Sagueneens
Jan. 2 – Jan. 8: Tyler Toffoli, Ottawa 67’s
Dec. 26 – Jan. 1: Dalton Thrower, Saskatoon Blades
Dec. 12 – Dec. 18: Alexandre Mallet, Rimouski Oceanic
Dec, 5 – Dec. 11: Yanni Gourde, Victoriaville Tigres
Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Christian Thomas, Oshawa Generals
Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Ty Rattie, Portland Winterhawks
Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Alex Saulnier, Moncton Wildcats
Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Ryan Spooner, Kingston Frontenacs
Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Hunter Shinkaruk, Medicine Hat Tigers
Oct. 24 – Oct. 30: Jonathan Huberdeau, Saint John Sea Dogs
Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Brandon Saad, Saginaw Spirit
Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Nail Yakupov, Sarnia Sting
Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: Emerson Etem, Medicine Hat Tigers
Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Mark Stone, Brandon Wheat Kings
Sept. 21 – Sept. 25: Tanner Pearson, Barrie Colts