Breaking: Young first rounder and NHL'er quits the league and signs in Europe

Don't think we'll be seeing him back here anytime soon.

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What appeared to be a promising career turned out to be anything but for a former Anaheim Ducks first round pick.

After being moved around from Anaheim to the New York Rangers, Vancouver Canucks, back to Anaheim, and finally to the Arizona CoyotesEmerson Etem has officially quit the NHL seemingly for good, as he has signed a contract with HC Lugano in the National League in Europe.

Etem was placed on unconditional waivers on New Year's Eve, as reported by TVA's Renaud Lavoie, and he passed through unclaimedm and had his contract terminated.

With only 46 points in 173 career regular season games, Etem failed to cement himself as a valuable player on any of the rosters he was apart of, unable to even crack the Coyotes lineup at all this season.

That's when you know you've hit rock bottom.

At only age 25, he has a lot of hockey ahead of him, it just doesn't look like any of it will transpire in North America - at the NHL level anyway.

He'll probably only be remembered for this gorgeous playoff goal back in 2015.


Sean Monahan of the Calgary Flames will sit out this afternoon's game, as he has an undisclosed injury.

Kevin Hayes is also out for the New York Rangers, while Ryan McDonagh is uncertain.

Derek Ryan is out for the Carolina Hurricanes.

Andrew Ladd was placed on IR, forcing the New York Islanders to make an emergency recall.

Jaromir Jagr was placed on IR by the Calgary Flames, making his chances of joining another NHL lineup even slimmer this year.