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Bryan Helmer

Bryan Helmer  #3

Defenseman
NUMBER: 3 BIRTHDATE: July 15, 1972
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 208
Shoots: Right
AHL First All-Star Team (1998) AHL Second All-Star Team (2006) Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award (AHL Sportsmanship) (2011) Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 10, 1994. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 17, 1998. Claimed on waivers by St. Louis from Phoenix, December 19, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, August 21, 2000. Traded to Phoenix by Vancouver for Martin Grenier, July 25, 2003. Missed majority of 2003-04 due to shoulder injury in training camp, September 29, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 21, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 19, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Washington, November 28, 2008. Signed to a professional tryout (PTO) contract by Oklahoma City (AHL), January 7, 2011. Officially announced his retirement, July 22, 2013.
Quote of the Day

It's pretty crazy, but believe me when I say we didn't draft these players with the mindset we had to because they had good hockey-playing dads. It just turned out that way. But we're certainly glad they're a part of our organization.

— Arizona Coyotes director of amateur scouting Tim Bernhardt regarding the coincidence that six of the organization's top prospects are sons of former NHL players