Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dwight Helminen
Dwight Helminen was born on June 22, 1983 in Hancock, Michigan. He played his junior hockey with the United States Junior National Team in the USHL and played collegiately for the Michigan Wolverines. Helminen was drafted 244th overall by the New York Rangers, though he would not play a game for the club. His professional career has taken him to Charlotte of the ECHL, Hartford and Albany of the AHL and even a stop in the Finnish SM-liiga.

After signing a contract with Carolina in 2008, Helminen would make his NHL debut for the Hurricanes in 2008-09. In all he would appear in 23 regular season games and one playoff game.

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

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1998-99 Detroit Compuware MNHL 32 9 7 16
1999-00 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program USHL 30 5 7 12 10
1999-00 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program NAHL 30 7 10 17 8
2000-01 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program U-18 42 9 36 45 20
2000-01 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program USHL 24 12 7 19 8
2000-01 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program NAHL 1 0 1 1 2
2000-01 United States WJ18-A 8 3 5 8 0 +4
2001-02 University of Michigan CCHA 39 10 8 18 10
2001-02 United States WJC-A 7 1 0 1 2 -2
2002-03 University of Michigan CCHA 39 17 16 33 34
2002-03 United States WJC-A 7 1 3 4 2 +3
2003-04 University of Michigan CCHA 41 17 11 28 4
2004-05 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 28 5 16 21 10 +9 15 7 3 10 2
2004-05 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 41 2 7 9 10 -4
2005-06 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 77 32 24 56 40 +23 13 3 5 8 10
2006-07 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 80 15 24 39 32 +3 7 1 1 2 2
2007-08 JYP Jyvaskyla Finland 52 20 25 45 10 6 3 3 6 0
2008-09 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 23 1 1 2 0 -2 1 0 0 0 0
2008-09 Albany River Rats AHL 54 15 15 30 26 -7
2009-10 San Jose Sharks NHL 4 1 0 1 0 -1 7 1 0 1 4
2009-10 Worcester Sharks AHL 74 12 10 22 16 -20 2 0 0 0 0
2010-11 Pelicans Lahti Finland 60 12 16 28 40
2010-11 Pelicans Lahti Finland-Q 4 3 0 3 0
2011-12 Pirati Chomutov CzRep-2 24 4 14 18 6 +8
2011-12 Kalamazoo Wings ECHL 20 7 11 18 6 -4 14 5 7 12 2
2012-13 Kalamazoo Wings ECHL 3 0 1 1 2 0
NHL Totals 27 2 1 3 0 8 1 0 1 4


Traded to NY Rangers by Edmonton with Steve Valiquette and Edmonton's 2nd round compensatory pick (Dane Byers) in 2004 NHL Draft for Petr Nedved and Jussi Markkanen, March 3, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Jyvaskyla (Finland), July 7, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 3, 2008. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, July 16, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Lahti (Finland), June 21, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Chomutov (CzRep-2), July 20, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Kalamazoo (ECHL), February 9, 2012.
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