|International Played in the 1982 European Junior and 1983 World Junior Championships ... Led all scorers at the 1984 World Junior Championships with 11 goals and 13 assists for 24 points in seven games ... This single-tournament record stood until it was surpassed in 1993 by Sweden's Peter Forsberg ... Along with winning a silver medal, he was named Best Forward at the 1984 World Juniors and was selected to the tournament All-Star Team ... Saw action at four Olympics: 1984, 1988, 1992 and 1994, equaling the mark for most Olympic appearances by a Finnish hockey player ... Won a Olympic silver medal at Calgary in 1988 and a bronze at Lillehammer in 1994 ... Won silver medal at the 1994 World Championships ... Played in the 1987 Canada Cup and at five World Championships ... Helped Finland win its first gold medal at the World Championships in 1995 ... In 1997, he played in his fourth consecutive World Championships with the Finnish National Team ... Saw action in three games in 1996 World Cup of Hockey, recording two assists ... Helped Finnish National Team capture a bronze medal at the 1998 Nagano Olympics ... Won a silver medal at the 1998 World Championship leading Team Finland in points with 11 in 10 games ? Won a bronze medal at the 1999 World Championship ? Won a bronze medal at the 2000 World Championship ? Won a silver medal at the 2001 World Championship ? Member of both the Olympic and World Championship teams in 2002 ... Became the only player in history to play in six Olympic hockey tournaments after his participation in 2002.Career New York Rangers second choice, 35th overall, in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft ... Jumped to the NHL at the age of 21 and played with the Rangers, North Stars and Islanders ... Scored 40 points in 66 games as an NHL rookie with the Rangers ... Started his hockey career in Finland with Ilves Tampere ... Won the national Finnish title with Ilves in 1984-85 ... He finished the 1984-85 season as the league's third-leading scorer (21 goals and 36 assists in 36 games) ... Named to the Finnish All-Star Team in 1987-88 ... After returning from the NHL, Helminen spent seven seasons in Sweden playing for Malmo, helping the club to Swedish national championships in 1992 and 1994 ... In 1995-96, was second in team scoring with Malmo (8goals, 19A in 40 games played) ... Returned to his original club, Ilves , in 1996-97 and had a great season, collecting 11 goals and 39 assists for 50 points in 49 games ? Named to Finnish First All-Star Team in 1997.