2006-07: Hellstrom was one of Bjorkloven’s most rugged defenders, totaling 104 PIM to tie for the team lead. He was far from an offensive catalyst, with just five assists in 39 games, but his team had several other high-scoring defensemen to shoulder the playmaking load. Hellstrom also played eight games for the Bjorkloven junior team, where he recorded two goals and two assists, in addition to 26 PIM. He was a member of Sweden’s World Junior squad.
2007-08: This marked Hellstrom’s first season of North American hockey, as the D-man suited up for the Peoria Rivermen (AHL). In 35 games, he recorded three goals and two assists, along with 38 PIM.
Hellstrom has a solid frame that helps him in his own zone. He generally keeps it simple, and focuses on the defensive side of the game. He is a decent skater, and is capable of carrying the puck when necessary.