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Sami Helenius
Samihelenius
Position Defence
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
240 lb (109 kg)
Fin. 3 Team
F. Teams
HC Keski-Uusimaa
Jokerit
Ilves
Pelicans
NHL
Calgary Flames
Tampa Bay Lightning
Colorado Avalanche
Dallas Stars
Chicago Blackhawks
Born January 22 1974 (1974-01-22) (age 42),
Helsinki, FIN
NHL Draft 102nd overall, 1992
Calgary Flames
Pro Career 1992 – present


Sami "Helge" Helenius (born January 22, 1974) is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenceman currently in a dual player and coaching role with HC Keski Uusimaa of the Suomi-sarja.

Playing careerEdit

Helenius was drafted by the Calgary Flames as their fifth-round pick, 102nd overall, in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft. He started his professional career in Jokerit in the Finnish SM-liiga in 1992, and made his way to North America for the 1994-95 season, and after spending five years mostly in the minor leagues, Helenius took his place as an NHL defenceman, playing for several teams. Helenius is one of the few Europeans to play in an enforcer role in North-American hockey leagues.

In 2003 he returned to Finland to play in the SM-liiga again. After a year with Jokerit where he served as team captain, Helenius represented both Ilves and Pelicans before returning to Jokerit after the 2006–07 season.

After three seasons with Jokerit and during the 2009–10 season, Helenius rejoined previous club Pelicans on November 13, 2009.[1] After finishing the season out with Pelicans, Helenius agreed to join HC Keski-Uusimaa as a player-coach for the 2010–11 season on August 4, 2010.[2]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1992–93 Jokerit SM-l 1 0 0 0 0
1993–94 Reipas Lahti SM-l 37 2 3 5 46
1994–95 Saint John Flames AHL 69 2 5 7 217
1995–96 Saint John Flames AHL 68 0 3 3 231 10 0 0 0 9
1996–97 Saint John Flames AHL 72 5 10 15 218 2 0 0 0 0
1996–97 Calgary Flames NHL 3 0 1 1 0
1997–98 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 10 0 1 1 19 4 0 0 0 25
1997–98 Saint John Flames AHL 63 1 2 3 185
1998–99 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 42 2 3 5 193
1998–99 Calgary Flames NHL 4 0 0 0 8
1998–99 Chicago Wolves IHL 4 0 0 0 11
1998–99 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 4 1 0 1 15
1998–99 Hershey Bears AHL 8 0 0 0 29 5 0 0 0 16
1999–00 Hershey Bears AHL 12 0 1 1 31 9 0 0 0 40
1999–00 Colorado Avalanche NHL 33 0 0 0 46
2000–01 Dallas Stars NHL 57 1 2 3 99 1 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Dallas Stars NHL 39 0 0 0 58
2002–03 Dallas Stars NHL 5 0 0 0 6
2002–03 Utah Grizzlies AHL 4 0 0 0 14
2002–03 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 10 0 1 1 28
2003–04 Jokerit SM-l 55 0 1 1 103
2004–05 Ilves SM-l 53 0 0 0 162 7 0 2 2 4
2005–06 Pelicans SM-l 53 1 3 4 151
2006–07 Pelicans SM-l 53 1 0 1 126 6 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Jokerit SM-l 49 1 6 7 198 13 0 0 0 29
2008–09 Jokerit SM-l 45 0 0 0 76 2 0 0 0 2
2009–10 Jokerit SM-l 14 0 0 0 20
2009–10 Pelicans SM-l 34 0 2 2 170
NHL totals 155 2 4 6 260 1 0 0 0 0
SM-l totals 394 5 15 20 1052 28 0 2 2 37

InternationalEdit

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
1992 Finland EJC 6 0 0 0 22
1993 Finland WJC 7 0 1 1 6
2003 Finland WC 2 0 0 0 0
Junior int'l totals 13 0 1 1 28
Senior int'l totals 2 0 0 0 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. Helenius Pelicans, Brooks Jokerit (Finnish). Jokerit (2009-11-13). Retrieved on 2010-06-01.
  2. Helenuis, Sammit join HCK crew! (Finnish). hckjt.fe (2010-08-04). Retrieved on 2011-02-22.

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