• A Faribault, Minnesota native, Helgeson will fulfill one childhood dream by playing for the University of Minnesota Gophers in the fall of 2009.
• He patterns his game after Minnesota Wild defenseman Brent Burns and Anaheim defenseman Chris Pronger. His childhood hockey hero was Wayne Gretzky – “I always wanted to be like him”.
• Helgeson won a gold medal playing for Team USA at the 2008 World Junior ‘A’ Challenge.
• If he could invite any three people to dinner he would choose Tiger Woods, Lil Wayne and Wayne Gretzky.
NHL Team: Minnesota Wild NHL Player: Chris Pronger Shootout move: “Fake shot and then backhand” Goal celebration: Fist pump Video game: NHL ‘09 Movie: Lucky Number Slevin Reality Show: The Real World Actor: Vince Vaughn Cartoon: Road Runner Website: USHL.com Book: Ice Man Pump-up song: “A Millie” by Lil Wayne Sport (other than hockey): Baseball Place to visit: Australia Snack: Granola Bars Superhero: Batman
NHL GameCenter LIVE™ is now NHL.TV™.
Watch out-of-market games and replays with an all new redesigned media player, mobile and connected device apps.
Introducing the new official NHL App, available for iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones and tablets. A host of new features and improved functionality are available across all platforms, including a redesigned league-wide scoreboard, expanded news coverage, searchable video highlights, individual team experiences* and more. The new NHL App on your tablet also introduces new offerings such as 60fps video, Multitasking** and Picture-in-Picture.
*Available only for smartphones
** Available only for suported iPads