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Dwight Helminen
Helminen Dwight Pelicans 2011 1
Position Center
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
191 lb (87 kg)
SM-liiga Team
F. Teams
Pelicans Lahti
Carolina Hurricanes
San Jose Sharks
JYP
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Born June 22 1983 (1983-06-22) (age 33),
Hancock, MI, USA
NHL Draft 244th overall, 2002
Edmonton Oilers
Pro Career 2004 – present

Dwight Helminen (born June 22, 1983 in Hancock, Michigan) is an American professional ice hockey center currently playing with the Pelicans of the SM-liiga. His brother Lars played with Linz EHC of the EBEL.

Playing careerEdit

Helminen was drafted 244th overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers. Dwight played junior hockey for the U.S. Junior National Team in the USHL and college hockey at the University of Michigan for the Michigan Wolverines. On March 3, 2004, the New York Rangers acquired his rights from the Oilers along with a 2004 second round draft choice and Stephen Valiquette in exchange for Petr Nedved and Jussi Markkanen.

Since turning professional, he has played for the Charlotte Checkers in the ECHL and the Hartford Wolf Pack in the AHL, before signing with JYP Jyväskylä in the Finnish SM-liiga in 2007.

Dwight signed a one-year contract with the Carolina Hurricanes on July 3, 2008. He was then assigned to Hurricanes affiliate, the Albany River Rats of the AHL. Helminen made his NHL debut in the 2008-09 season after an injury to Brandon Sutter. He played in 23 regular season games by seasons end with the Hurricanes, as well as one playoff game.

On July 16, 2009, Helminen signed a one-year contract with the San Jose Sharks.[1]

On February 11, 2010, Helminen scored his first goal with the San Jose Sharks, against the Detroit Red Wings.

On April 22, 2010, Helminen scored a goal against the Colorado Avalanche, in the Sharks' first-round playoff series.

Awards and achievementsEdit

  • 2002–03 CCHA - All-Tournament Team
  • 2003–04 CCHA - Best Defensive Forward

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 University of Michigan CCHA 39 10 8 18 10
2002–03 University of Michigan CCHA 39 17 16 33 34
2003–04 University of Michigan CCHA 41 17 12 29 4
2004–05 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 41 2 7 9 10
2004–05 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 28 5 16 21 10 15 7 3 10 2
2005–06 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 77 32 23 55 40 13 3 5 8 10
2006–07 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 80 15 24 39 32 7 1 1 2 2
2007–08 JYP SM-l 52 20 25 45 10 6 3 3 6 0
2008–09 Albany River Rats AHL 54 15 15 30 26
2008–09 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 23 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Worcester Sharks AHL 74 12 10 22 16
2009–10 San Jose Sharks NHL 4 1 0 1 0 7 1 0 1 4
NHL totals 27 2 1 3 0 8 1 0 1 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. Sharks sign four players, re-sign Vesce. San Jose Sharks (2009-07-16). Retrieved on 2009-07-16.

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