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December 11, 2013

Anaheim Reassigns Etem to Norfolk; Recalls Yonkman

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks have announced that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has reassigned left wing Emerson Etem to the Norfolk Admirals, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). In addition, the Ducks have recalled defenseman Nolan Yonkman from Norfolk as well.

Etem, 21, has posted five points (1g, 4a) in three contests played with Norfolk this season. The 6-1, 206-pound forward has appeared in 26 contests with Anaheim this season, registering 10 points (6g, 4a) with four penalty minutes and a +2 rating. The 2010 first round draft selection of Anaheim made his NHL debut with the Ducks in 2012-13, collecting10 points (3g, 7a) with nine PIM in 38 contests. The Long Beach, California native has appeared in 62 career contests with the Ducks, totaling 20 points ( 8g, 11a) with 13 PIM and a +9 rating. Etem posted 16 points (13g, 3a) in 45 contests with Norfolk last season.

Yonkman,33, has logged an assist in two games played with Anaheim this season. The 6-6, 253-pound blueliner has posted four assists, 33 penalty minuites, and a +1 rating in 20 games with the Admirals this season. The Punnichy, Saskatoon native has totaled ten points (1g, 9a) and a 140 penalty minutes in 76 career NHL games split between Anaheim, Florida, Phoenix, and Washington. Yonkman was selected by the Washington Capitals in the second round of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.

The Admirals return home for a pair of games against the Springfield Falcons on December 13 & 14. The Annual Toy Toss is set for Friday, December 13th. Fans are encouraged to bring a new stuffed animal or toy to the game and throw it onto the ice when the Admirals score their first goal. All of the stuffed toys will be rounded up by the Marine Corps for the Toys for Tots and distributed to local children for the holidays.

Game tickets are now on sale, and are available through the Norfolk Scope Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at

For 10-packs, or discounted group tickets stop by the Admirals’ Administrative Offices at Scope, or call (757) 640-1212 Office hours are Monday - Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fans can also visit us online at

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