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Darren Helm

27-Year-Old Left Wing – Detroit Redwings

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Helm was finally able to return to hockey in 2013-14, scoring 20 points in 42 games. He once again struggled with injuries - both groin and concussion - but at least was able to show flashes of the speed and skill he possesses. If he could stay healthy for a full season, he ...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 192   DOB: 1/21/1987   BORN: St. Andrews, Manitoba   DRAFTED: 5th Rd, #132 Overall in 2005   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a four-year deal with the Red Wings in June of 2012.

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Helm spent a decent amount of time on the power play in Thursday's win and appears 100 percent healthy, the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Darren Helm NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2007-08 20 7 0 0 0 -2 2 7 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2008-09 21 16 0 1 1 -7 4 29 0.0 0 0 12:26 0 0 0 0:11 37 4
2009-10 22 75 11 13 24 -2 18 165 6.7 3 3 14:30 0 0 0 0:09 188 48
2010-11 23 NHL DET 82 12 20 32 9 16 177 6.8 2 2 13:18 0 0 0 0:04 128 30
2011-12 24 NHL DET 68 9 17 26 5 12 124 7.3 2 0 14:31 0 0 0 0:11 97 27
2012-13 25 NHL DET 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0.0 0 0 12:27 0 0 0 0:00 4 0
2013-14 26 NHL DET 42 12 8 20 2 14 83 14.5 3 2 15:10 1 0 1 0:41 73 16
2013-14 26 AHL GRA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014-15 27 NHL DET 7 0 3 3 -1 0 8 0.0 0 0 13:45 0 2 2 2:38 13 1
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Time On Ice Stats

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Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Darren Helm was on the ice for 13:45.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Darren Helm was on the ice for 2:38 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2013-14 15:10 0:41
2014-15 13:45 2:38

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Darren Helm 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 23 PIT 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 13:12 2:11
Oct 21 at MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 0 15:27 2:54
Oct 18 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 14:49 2:30
Oct 17 at TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 15:47 3:13
Oct 15 BOS 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 2 0 13:24 3:30
Oct 11 ANH 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 10:43 1:57
Oct 9 BOS 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 1 1 12:51 2:12

Darren Helm: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Helm (groin) is planning to play in one of the Red Wings' two remaining preseason games, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

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Helm (groin) hopes to play in Wednesday’s preseason game, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

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Helm (broken nose) didn't make it through the Red Wings' full practice Thursday, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

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Helm took a stick to the face and suffered a broken nose in Monday's preseason tilt, the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Helm has been moved from center to wing in an effort to ease the Red Wings' logjam down the middle, Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News reports.

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Helm registered his first playoff point in three years Sunday with an assist in a 4-1 Game 2 loss to Boston.

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Helm dished out an assist in a 4-3 shootout loss to Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

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Helm notched a hat trick in Detroit's 4-2 win over Toronto on Saturday night. He has four points in his last two games.

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Helm will likely play for the second straight night in Sunday's contest, MLive.com's Brendan Savage reports. "Everything felt good last night and this morning," Helm said. "I had a good warmup and I feel good. I was happy yesterday and how everything went, especially with this back-to-back today."

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Helm (concussion) had two shots in Saturday's 3-2 win over Minnesota, but may get the day off Sunday, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Helm (concussion) will be back in the lineup Saturday vs. the Wild, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

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Updating a previous report, Helm will be a game-time decision for Saturday's contest against the Wild, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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2013-14

Helm is a complete mystery heading into 2013-14, as the back injury that kept him out all last season still hasn't been officially diagnosed. Although he is practicing again, this led to setbacks in 2012-13, so it can't be trusted. He's a speedster and a quality third-line center when healthy, but Detroit doesn't know if they'll have Helm back in time for the season to start. It's best to avoid him now and perhaps grab him on the waiver wire later.

2012-13

A lacerated tendon in Helm's forearm ended his season after 68 games last year, while he was on track to approach the 32 points he posted in 2010-11. Much like teammate Justin Abdelkader, Helm's fantasy value is likely limited by his even strength role. As a speedy checker, he matches up well against opposing teams' top line, while his wheels make him an asset capable of scoring goals on the penalty-killing unit as well. Helm had surgery for the injury in April, and is expected to be fully recovered for the start of training camp.

2011-12

Helm delivered a career-high 32 points, including 12 goals, while playing in all 82 games for the Wings last season. His value to the club is derived primarily from his contributions to the penalty-killing unit, but Helm has game-breaking speed that makes him a dangerous player in open-ice situations. If he centers the Wings' third line, Helm could make a run at 40-45 points this season while providing a pesky forechecking presence, but it's unlikely that he'll ever be utilized as a top-six forward in Detroit.

2010-11

Arguably the fastest player on the pond donning a wing-wheeled sweater, Helm has turned into a very well-rounded checking-line player while earning the trust of head coach Mike Babcock. Although his time at even strength could be limited while he centers the fourth line, Helm is a valuable penalty-killer for the Wings. Last season, he chipped in 24 points in 75 games including 11 goals, with three tallies coming short-handed. For now, he remains more valuable to the Red Wings than to fantasy owners because of the nature of his role.

2009-10

For the second straight season, Helm provided a late-season boost to the energy line in Detroit, eventually leading the league with 118 hits in the postseason. He's not in a position to provide much offense now, but he could eventually develop into a 30-35 point player with more playing time. The speedy Helm was ticketed to start the year as the Red Wings' fourth-line center, but a sprained AC joint in his shoulder will likely put him on the shelf until the middle of October.

2008-09

Helm seems destined for at least a third-line spot in Detroit for the long term, but he may be showcasing his excellent speed and penalty-killing ability in Grand Rapids (AHL) to begin the season. In the early years of his career with the Wings, Helm is going to provide energy as a part-time contributor, but they trusted him enough to use him as the fourth-line center during the playoffs last season.