The beginning of Darren Helm's career in Hockeytown would have been satisfactory for most up and coming players.
Helm has already won a Stanley Cup with Detroit (2008) and got to within a game of winning his second in 2009. In fact, he scored an overtime goal in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals against Chicago that forever made him a hometown hero in Hockeytown.
Not to mention that Helm also has a Gold Medal from the 2007 World Junior Championships and an appearance in the CHL Memorial Cup as a member of the Medicine Hat Tigers.
Back in those days, Helm was a point per game threat to the opposing attack every night in Junior Hockey. His last two seasons in Medicine Hat saw him put up 79 and 64 points, respectively (nhl.com).
Helm was expected to become a high impact player after landing in Grand Rapids in the 2007-08 season. Yet, Helm utilized his best gifts—his speed and grit—to become a third line checker who uses blazing speed to compensate for his smaller frame.
Since he has embraced this new role, his production in the general offensive stat sheets has taken a dip. But playing as a thir ...
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