2004-05: Darren Helm had a successful campaign in Medicine Hat and played in every game. Helm recorded 24 points and then added eight more points in the Tigers' 13 playoff appearances. The Manitoba-born Helm often matched up against the top two lines of the opposition but his +6 rating suggests that he won more of those battles than he lost. Although average in height, Helm will have to add muscle and strength to compete at a higher level. Under Head Coach Willie Desjardins, it can be expected that Helm will also improve his skating.
2007-08: This was Helm’s first season with the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL) and it gave the speedy center a chance to showcase his skills. He put up 31 points (16g+15a) in 67 games, but finished in the negatives with a -13 plus/minus rating.
Helm is a hard worker with some skill, but is undersized. Good skater, with good hands, but not an exceptional shot.