Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Riku Helenius
Helenius was drafted 15th overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning. He played for Ilves during the 20062007 season but due to a shoulder injury only played four games.

Helenius joined the Seattle Thunderbirds of the WHL at the start of the 20072008 season. In December 2007, Helenius was selected for the Finish World Junior Team in the 2008 IIHF World Junior Championships.

He appeared in his first NHL game on January 30, 2009 against the Philadelphia Flyers.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
2004-05 Ilves Tampere U18 Fin-U18 16 3 1.99 5 0 3.05
2004-05 Ilves Tampere Jr. Fin-Jr. 2 0 2.77
2005-06 Suomi U20 Finland-2 1 0 3.00
2005-06 Ilves Tampere U18 Fin-U18 2 0 1.00 5 0 2.60
2005-06 Ilves Tampere Jr. Fin-Jr. 26 4 2.68 2 0 3.11
2006-07 Ilves Tampere Jr. Fin-Jr. 2 2 0 0 0 2.00
2007-08 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 41 22 12 6 3 2.42 9 4 5 0 2.70
2007-08 Finland WJC-A 4 1 3.36
2008-09 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
2008-09 Norfolk Admirals AHL 25 9 15 0 1 2.72
2008-09 Augusta Lynx ECHL 8 3 4 1 0 4.41
2008-09 Mississippi Sea Wolves ECHL 3 1 1 1 0 2.28
2008-09 Elmira Jackals ECHL 2 0 1 0 6.91
2009-10 Norfolk Admirals AHL 12 5 7 0 0 2.75
2009-10 Sodertalje SK Sweden 9 0 2.42
2009-10 Sodertalje SK Sweden-Q 9 1 2.74
2010-11 Sodertalje SK Sweden 18 0 3.03
2010-11 Sodertalje SK Sweden-Q 5 0 2.23
2011-12 JYP Jyvaskyla Finland 33 17 9 5 7 1.64 13 11 2 0 1.73
2012-13 Syracuse Crunch AHL 32 17 14 0 4 2.57
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0 0.00


Re-assigned to Sodertalje (Sweden) by Tampa Bay (Norfolk-AHL), January 24, 2010.