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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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The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres