|6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
202 lb (92 kg)
|NHL Team||Tampa Bay Lightning|
|Born||March 3 1988
|NHL Draft||15th overall, 2006
Tampa Bay Lightning
|Pro Career||2008 â€“ present|
Helenius was drafted 15th overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning, partly on the strength of his silver-medal-winning performance for the Finnish national men's hockey team in the 2006 under-18 World Junior Championships. He played for Ilves during the 2006â€“2007 season but due to a shoulder injury only played four games.
The Seattle Thunderbirds selected Helenius with the 46th overall selection in the 2007 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft. Helenius joined the Thunderbirds roster at the start of the 2007â€“2008 season. In December 2007, Helenius was selected as goalie for the Finish World Junior Team in the 2008 IIHF World Junior Championships.
He appeared in his first NHL game on January 30, 2009 against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Played for Finland in:
|Senior Int'l Totals||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Tampa Bay Lightning first-round draft picks|
|Hamrlik â€¢ Gratton â€¢ Wiemer â€¢ Langkow â€¢ Larocque â€¢ Mara â€¢ Lecavalier â€¢ Alexeev â€¢ Svitov â€¢ Rogers â€¢ Mihalik â€¢ Helenius|