Position: Center | Height: 6-foot-0 | Weight 194 lbs
FanHouse Ranking: No. 14 | Age: 17 | Hometown: Long Beach, California
Etem's road is a winding one. At 14, he left home to play for the Shattuck-St. Mary's program, based in Faribault, Minn. From there, he moved to Ann Arbor, Mich., and the U.S. National Team Development Program, and then the CHL's Western Hockey League.
He had a great rookie season for the Tigers, scoring 37 goals and adding seven more during Medicine Hat's playoff run. Etem's ability to fill the net with pucks has been there since he was a teenager, and as he gets older, he will only get better at scoring goals.
It might sound like a back-handed compliment, but remember that Brett Hull wasn't considered a very good skater when he played juniors. He turned into a pretty decent player.
Etem might not be half that good in the NHL, but remember that you can learn how to skate. You can't teach the kind of knack around the net Etem has.