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Darren Helm

29-Year-Old Center – Detroit Red Wings

2016-17 NHL Stats

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2016-17 NHL Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

An undersized but gritty two-way veteran with wheels, Helm is the prototypical Red Wing. Hes spent at least parts of nine seasons exclusively with Detroit, highlighted by a Stanley Cup win in 2008. Helm secured a five-year, $19.25 million contract extension in July while ma...

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STATUS:  Injured Reserve    INJURY:  Upper Body    EST. RETURN:  12/29/2016
SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 196   DOB: 1/21/1987
BORN: St. Andrews, Manitoba   DRAFTED: 5th Rd, #132 Overall in 2005   Show ContractHide Contract

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Darren Helm Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $19.25 million contract extension with the Red Wings in July of 2016.

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Helm (upper body) was placed on long-term injured reserve Wednesday, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Darren Helm NHL Stats
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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 75 15 18 33 7 12 160 9.4 1 2 15:50 3 4 7 1:43 132 25
2015-16 28 NHL DET 77 13 13 26 -2 32 165 7.9 3 0 15:04 0 0 0 0:46 115 26
2016-17 29 NHL DET 17 4 3 7 6 8 28 14.3 1 0 15:14 2 0 2 0:47 21 6
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Darren Helm – Playing Time Overview

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2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

15:14

Average Time On Ice

On average, Darren Helm was on the ice for 15:14.

0:47

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Darren Helm was on the ice for 0:47 during power plays.

1:39

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Darren Helm was on the ice for 1:39 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2014-15 15:50 1:43 1:45
2015-16 15:04 0:46 1:59
2016-17 15:14 0:47 1:39

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2016-17 NHL Game Log   Darren Helm
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Dec 6 @WPG Did Not Play
Dec 4 @NYI Did Not Play
Dec 3 @PIT Did Not Play
Dec 1 FLA Did Not Play
Nov 29 DAL Did Not Play
Nov 26 MON Did Not Play
Nov 25 @NJD Did Not Play
Nov 23 @BUF Did Not Play
Nov 20 CGY Did Not Play
Nov 18 @WAS Did Not Play
Nov 15 TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 12:55 0:01
Nov 12 @MON 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 14:25 0:06
Nov 10 VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 14:15 0:05
Nov 8 @PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 6 1 17:03 0:00
Nov 6 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 16:20 0:00
Nov 4 WPG 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 14:26 0:00
Nov 2 @PHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 14:59 0:00
Oct 30 FLA 0 0 0 -1 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 13:49 1:25
Oct 29 BOS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 16:06 1:42
Oct 27 @STL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:27 1:59
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Oct 25 CAR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 16:32 2:02
Oct 22 SAN 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 16:36 4:54
Oct 21 NAS 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 14:12 0:53
Oct 19 @NYR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 14:21 0:00
Oct 17 OTT 2 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 3 66.7 1 0 14:55 0:05
Oct 15 @FLA 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 14:29 0:00
Oct 13 @TAM 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 17:05 0:00

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

Helm (upper body) will be out for at least six weeks with a dislocated shoulder, according to Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill.

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Helm (upper body) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Wednesday afternoon, but the early prognosis from GM Ken Holland is that the forward's going to be out "quite a while," Chuck Pleiness of The Macomb Daily reports.

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Helm left Tuesday's game against the Lightning with a seemingly serious upper-body injury, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Helm sealed the win Friday with an empty-net, power-play tally against the Predators.

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Helm added two goals -- including a tally on the man advantage -- in Monday's 5-1 win over Ottawa.

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Helm expects to start the 2016-17 season as a third-line center, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

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Helm signed a five-year contract with Detroit at an annual cap hit of $3.85 million on Friday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

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Helm likely would command more than $3 million per season from another club if he walks away from the Red Wings as an unrestricted free agent this summer, the Detroit Free Press reports.

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The Red Wings have offered Helm a new contract, though a decision is not likely to be made for a few weeks, MLive.com reports.

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Helm, a pending unrestricted free agent, would like to sign a contract extension with the Red Wings, but under the condition that he receives an increase in pay, MLive.com reports.

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Helm notched his first postseason point with a goal in Wednesday's 3-2 Game 4 loss to the Lightning.

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Helm opened the scoring in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Flyers with his 13th goal of the season.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2014-15

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 could score 45-50 points, but that hasn't happened in a few years.

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.