With forward Brendan Perlini being placed on injured reserve with an upper body injury, the Arizona Coyotes have added another forward to the roster by recalling right wing Emerson Etem from the team’s AHL affiliate in Tucson.
Etem appeared in one game for the Roadrunners before being recalled, tallying two points (one goal, one assist) and a plus-minus rating of plus-2. Selected with the 29th overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Anaheim Ducks, Etem has appeared in a total of 173 games in his NHL career. In those games Etem has tallied 46 points (22 goals, 24 assists), 30 penalty minutes and a plus-minus of minus-7.
Etem played the first three seasons of his career in Anaheim before playing in 58 total games for the New York Rangers (19) and Vancouver Canucks (39) in 2015-16. From a points perspective, that season was the best of Etem’s career, as he tallied 15 points (seven goals, eight assists). Etem returned to Anaheim last season, where he appeared in three games.
Brendan Perlini appeared in three games before being placed on injured reserve. The second-year left winger, who was selected by the Coyotes with the 14th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, appeared in 57 games last season and finished with 14 goals, seven assists and 20 penalty minutes. Perlini scored eight of his 21 points, three goals and five assists on the power play.
In addition to Perlini’s injury, as of Oct. 9 left winger Jordan Martinook was listed as day-to-day with a lower body injury. Martinook, who has one assist in two games played this season, finished the 2016-17 campaign with 25 points and 40 penalty minutes.