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By the Numbers: Darren Helm

Forward was one of four players who recorded two shorthanded goals this past season

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

By the Numbers will highlight the Red Wings' on-ice accomplishments in the 2017-18 season. Each week during the offseason, By the Numbers will profile a different player on the team, focusing on their statistical highs. This week we focus on forward Darren Helm.

It's hard to believe that the speedy forward who appeared as an 21-year-old in the 2008 Stanley Cup Finals is now a 31-year-old father of three.

Still speedy, Helm has proven to be a versatile player who can kill penalties and play either wing or center.

Late in the season, coach Jeff Blashill put him on a line with Dylan Larkin and Anthony Mantha, where he provided additional speed and tough forechecking.

Helm just finished the second year of his five-year, $19.25 million contract, which runs through the 2020-21 season.

500 -- Helm played in his 500th career NHL game on Oct. 18 at Toronto, a 6-3 setback. Helm played 15 minutes had one shot and finished the game plus-1. He finished the season with 568 career games.

2 -- Helm was one of four players who recorded two shorthanded goals this past season, joining Larkin, Frans Nielsen and Luke Glendening. The Wings were the only team with four players who scored multiple shorthanded goals. Helm's first shorthanded goal of the season came Oct. 20 in a 4-3 overtime home loss to the Washington Capitals. His second was scored on March 29 in a 6-3 victory at Buffalo.

13 -- With that shorthanded goal on Oct. 20, Helm became the 13th player in franchise history to score double-digit shorthanded goals. Helm is now Detroit's active leader in shorthanded goals with 11. Red Kelly and Nick Libett also have 11. Steve Yzerman leads with 50 career shorties. Sergei Fedorov is second with 31 and Gordie Howe is third with 24.

4 -- In addition to his two shorthanded goals, Helm also had two shorthanded assists, giving him four shorthanded points, which ranked first on the team. Trevor Daley, Larkin, Nielsen and Glendening each had three.

100 -- Helm recorded his 100th career assist on Oct. 12 at Arizona, a 4-2 victory. It was the first assist on Nielsen's empty-net goal at 18:26 of the third period.

200 -- On Feb. 17 at Nashville, Helm scored an empty-net goal at 18:41 of the third period in a 3-1 victory over the Predators. That goal marked the 200th point of his career.

10 -- Not much went right for the Wings on Dec. 2 at Montreal, which was a 10-1 loss to the Canadiens at Bell Centre. But in that game, Helm recorded 10 hits, which was the most for any Detroit player in a single game this season.

3 -- On Feb. 2 in a 4-1 win at Carolina, Helm had a goal and two assists, tying his career high with three points in a game. Helm got the primary assists on both Danny DeKeyser's goal at 16:21 of the first period and Daley's goal at 5:06 of the second. He recorded his goal at 13:48 of the third, assisted by Glendening.

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