Darren Helm
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Darren Helm

Hometown:

Winnipeg Manitoba

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1987-01-21

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2005

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2005

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

5th round (132nd overall), 2005

Weight:

185 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B

History

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.

 

Talent Analysis

Helm is a hard worker with some skill, but is undersized.  Good skater, with good hands, but not an exceptional shot.

 

Future

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