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Dwight Helminen

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Playing career  2004–present
Weight  87 kg
Shoots  Left-handed
Height  1.78 m
Position  Centerman
Role  Ice hockey player
Education  University of Michigan
Name  Dwight Helminen
Career start  2004

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Born  June 22, 1983 (age 32) Hancock, MI, USA (1983-06-22)
ECHL team Former teams  Kalamazoo Wings JYP Carolina Hurricanes San Jose Sharks Pelicans
NHL Draft  244th overall, 2002 Edmonton Oilers

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Dwight Edward Helminen (born June 22, 1983 in Hancock, Michigan and raised in Brighton, Michigan) is an American professional ice hockey center currently playing with the Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL. His brother Lars plays with Linz EHC of the EBEL.


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Playing career

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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 season's 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. In the 2009–10 season, on February 11, 2010, Helminen scored his first goal with the 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.

Midway through the 2011–12 season, Helminen left KLH Chomutov of the Czech first division league to return to North America, signing with the Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL on February 6, 2012.


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