News
 
  • PRINT
  • RSS

Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Dwight Helminen

Forward scored 20 goals in Finnish league in 2007-08

Thursday, 07.3.2008 / 1:24 PM ET / News
By Ken Preston
X
Share with your Friends


Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Dwight Helminen

RALEIGH, NC—Ron Francis, Assistant General Manager and Director of Player Development for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that the team has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with forward Dwight Helminen. The deal will pay Helminen $475,000 at the NHL level and $100,000 at the minor-league level in 2008-09.

“Dwight had two good seasons with Hartford in the American Hockey League before scoring 20 goals in Finland last year,” said Francis. “He adds depth to our organization at the forward position.”

Helminen, 25, scored 20 goals and earned 25 assists (45 points) in 52 games with JYP Jyvaskyla of Finland’s SM-Liiga in 2007-08. Prior to playing in Finland, the Hancock, MI, native totaled 47 goals and 47 assists (94 points) in 157 regular-season games over two seasons with the Hartford Wolfpack of the AHL. Helminen (5’10”, 191 lbs.) played three seasons at the University of Michigan prior to turning professional in 2004-05, splitting that season between Hartford and the Charlotte Checkers of the ECHL. The Edmonton Oilers drafted Helminen in the eighth round, 244th overall, in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Skinner 82 28 23 -2 51
V. Rask 80 21 27 -6 48
J. Staal 82 20 28 6 48
E. Lindholm 82 11 28 -23 39
J. Faulk 64 16 21 -22 37
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
N. Hanifin 79 4 18 -14 22
J. Slavin 63 2 18 1 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81