Emerson Etem Named CHL Player of the Week

By League Press Release

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