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Dwight Helminen

Dwight Helminen  #36

Center
NUMBER: 36 BIRTHDATE: June 22, 1983
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Hancock, MI, United States
WEIGHT: 191 DRAFTED: EDM / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 8th   (244th overall)

POSTSEASON NOTES:

  • Second postseason experience (2009 with Carolina)
  • Scored first career postseason goal in Game 5 of the WCQF on April 22
  • Made Sharks postseason debut on April 18 in Game 3 of the WCQF
  • Appeared in two postseason games with Worcester (AHL)

2009-10 REGULAR SEASON NOTES:

  • Registered his first point as a Shark with a goal on Feb. 11 vs. Detroit
  • Made his San Jose Sharks debut on Feb. 8 vs. Toronto
  • Recalled from Worcester on Feb. 8
  • Posted 22 points (12-10=22) and 16 penalty minutes in 74 games with Worcester this season.
Traded to NY Rangers by Edmonton with Steve Valiquette and Edmonton's 2nd round compensatory choice (Dane Byers) in 2004 Entry Draft for Petr Nedved and Jussi Markkanen, March 3, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Jyvaskyla (Finland), July 7, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 3, 2008. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, July 16, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Lahti (Finland), June 21, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Chomutov (CzRep-2), July 20, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Kalamazoo (ECHL), February 9, 2012.
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Just the feel for the direction they were headed and what they're trying to do, it just felt that this is a really good thing for this organization. They've got the pieces. We can put something together and go on a run or two and be together for a while, and I'm really excited about that opportunity. The team we have here has an opportunity to win, and that's the most attractive thing.

— Washington defenseman Matt Niskanen on why he decided to sign with the Capitals