Etem signed a one-year contract extension with the Canucks on Monday. Etem saw an increase in production after the Rangers traded him to the Canucks in January. He scored seven goals and had five assists in 39 games with Vancouver. The former first round pick will look to continue to improve as a Canuck, but the 24-year-old winger will have minimal fantasy value until he finds more consistency.
Etem scored the game-winning goal late in the third period Friday against Anaheim. A clutch goal for Etem against his former team, giving him four tallies on the season. The 25-year-old has managed just eight points in 35 games with Vancouver this season, so don't expect a huge finish to the year. The third-liner has been too inconsistent to be trusted in anything but the deepest of leagues.
Etem collected two assists in Sunday's loss to the Blackhawks. Etem only logged 12:54 of ice time, but he made the most of it, hitting the 10-point barrier in the process. The Canucks have lost eight straight games and Etem only has three goals and seven points in 32 outings since arriving in Vancouver, so he doesn't really hold much fantasy value down this final stretch of the season.
Etem notched two goals on four shots and went plus-2 in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Senators. That's three points in two games for Etem, who is still trying to find a place with his new team up in Vancouver. In 17 games played with the Canucks, he's recorded three goals and two assists, as compared to the just three assists tallied in 19 games with the Rangers earlier this season. Those with a spot to fill in the deepest of leagues can keep an eye on the 23-year-old in case this was the game that allowed him to turn the corner and start producing on a semi-regular basis.
Etem scored an assist, his first as a Canuck, in a 3-2 overtime loss Tuesday. The assist came against Etem's former team, the Rangers, which caps off a night in which he played 15:51, the most in five games with Vancouver. United with former WHL Medicine Hat team mate Linden Vey, Etem seems to have found a comfort zone in Vancouver, something that eluded him in New York. Given Vancouver's injuries and the team's mandate to get younger, Etem should remain a fixture in the Canucks lineup. He's a medium-upside player who's worth picking up if he gets hot, but his potential may not come to fruition this season.
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