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Islanders Sign Helgeson

US-born defenseman joins Islanders after playing the last three years with New Jersey

by New York Islanders PR NYIslanders / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders have agreed to terms with defenseman Seth Helgeson on a one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) deal.
Helgeson, 26, scored one goal and posted 15 penalty minutes in nine games with the New Jersey Devils last season. The Faribault, MN, native added nine points (two goals, seven assists) in 48 American Hockey League games with the Albany Devils.

New Jersey selected Helgeson in the fourth round (114th overall) of the 2009 National Hockey League Draft. He's scored four points (one goal, three assists) with a plus-1 rating in 50 career NHL games with the Devils and added 38 points (seven goals, 31 assists) with a plus-43 rating in 218 AHL games with Albany.

Prior to his professional career, Helgeson played four seasons of college hockey at the University of Minnesota after two seasons with the Sioux City Muskateers of the United States Hockey League.

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