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Helmut Balderis

Helmut Balderis

Right Wing
BIRTHDATE: July 31, 1952
BIRTHPLACE: Riga, Latvia
DRAFTED: MNS / 1989 NHL Entry Draft
ROUND: 12th   (238th overall)
USSR First All-Star Team (1977) Izvestia Trophy (USSR Top Scorer) (1977, 1983) USSR Player of the Year (1977) WEC-A All-Star Team (1977) Named Best Forward at WEC-A (1977) Only goals scored totals available for 1969-70 and 1970-71 seasons.
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He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.

— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers