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Five Quick Facts: Riku Helenius

by Peter Pupello / Tampa Bay Lightning

Recently signed goaltender Riku Helenius...

Led JYP to a Finnish league championship this past season.


Posted a 1.64 goals-against average and a .936 save percentage in the regular season.

Made his NHL debut with the Lightning in a relief effort during the 2008-09 season.

Given the Urpo Ylonen Award as the top goaltender in Finland’s SM-liiga during the regular campaign this past season.

Is the most recent goaltender to be selected by the Lightning in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft.
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