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Timo Helbling

Timo Helbling  #51

Defenseman
NUMBER: 51 BIRTHDATE: July 21, 1981
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Basel, Switzerland
WEIGHT: 224 DRAFTED: NSH / 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 6th   (162nd overall)
Traded to Tampa Bay by Nashville for Tampa Bay's 8th round choice (Pekka Rinne) in 2004 Entry Draft, February 25, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Kloten (Swiss), June 17, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Washington, August 9, 2006. Traded to Buffalo by Washington with Dainius Zubrus for Jiri Novotny and Buffalo's 1st round choice (later traded to San Jose - San Jose selected Nicholas Petrecki) in 2007 Entry Draft, February 27, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Lugano (Swiss), June 4, 2007.
Quote of the Day

For us it's a little bit different. I've never been in front of this much media. This is more than we've ever had to deal with in Tampa. I guess we're on a little bit bigger stage now. It's nice, you have to enjoy it. This doesn't happen too often.

— Lightning forward J.T. Brown after his first Media Day experience on Tuesday in preparation of Game 1 on Wednesday