Nashville, Tenn. (February 27, 2019) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Wednesday that the team has signed forward Adam Helewka to a one-year contract worth $700,000 at the NHL level and $70,000 at the AHL level that will begin in 2019-20.
Helewka, 23 (7/21/95), has seven points (3g-4a) in seven games with the Admirals since being acquired from the Arizona Coyotes on Feb. 8. He's matched his AHL career high in points with 38 (16g-22a) and set a career high in goals with 16 in 48 combined games with Milwaukee and the Tucson Roadrunners. Helewka posted points in four of his first five games with the Admirals, including a three-point effort (2g-1a) against Manitoba on Feb. 17. Now in his third professional season, the 6-foot-2, 205-pound forward has played in 172 career AHL contests with Milwaukee, Tucson and San Jose, recording 39 goals and 106 points.
Originally drafted in the fourth round (106th overall) by the San Jose Sharks in the 2015 NHL Draft, the Burnaby, B.C., native spent four seasons in the Western Hockey League with the Spokane Chiefs and Red Deer Rebels before turning pro, amassing 238 points (119g-119g) in 244 games from 2012-15.
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