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Sami Helenius

Sami Helenius  #4

Defenseman
NUMBER: 4 BIRTHDATE: January 22, 1974
HEIGHT: 6' 6" BIRTHPLACE: Helsinki, Finland
WEIGHT: 230 DRAFTED: CGY / 1992 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 5th   (102nd overall)
Traded to Tampa Bay by Calgary for future considerations, January 29, 1999. Traded to Colorado by Tampa Bay for future considerations, March 23, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 12, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Jokerit Helsinki (Finland) with Dallas retaining NHL rights, May 15, 2002. Traded to Chicago by Dallas with Dallas's 7th round choice (Troy Brouwer) in 2004 Entry Draft for Lyle Odelein, March 10, 2003. Missed majority of 2002-03 due to knee injury vs. Chicago (AHL), January 11, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Jokerit Helsinki (Finland), August 1, 2003.
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A piece of scar tissue breaks off, pinches the nerve, and every time you move your leg it's almost like having a root canal in your stomach and groin.

— Detroit Red Wings center Stephen Weiss on his sports hernia surgery