Darren Helm signs 1 year, $1 million in Colorado.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 29, 2021
Helm has been in Detroit for 14 years and won a Stanley Cup with the Red Wings. He can play center or wing and had eight points in 47 games last year. https://t.co/VWPoBmS9JV— Peter Baugh (@Peter_Baugh) July 29, 2021
I really thought Darren Helm would be a Red Wing for eternity— Joe Yerdon (@JoeYerdon) July 29, 2021
Update: Here’s Khan in text form:
Helm, 34, was the longest-tenured Red Wing. He was promoted from the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins late in the 2007-08 season and played seven regular season games before earning a roster spot on the checking line during a playoff run culminated with a Finals victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Helm appeared in 47 games last season (three goals, five assists), forming an effective energy line with Adam Erne and Luke Glendening, another long-time Red Wing who signed a two-year deal with the Dallas Stars on Wednesday.
The Red Wings took Helm in the fifth round in 2005 (132nd overall). He created a lots of chances with his speed but didn’t possess a finishing touch. In 744 games, he tallied 112 goals and 251 points. He appeared in 82 playoff games (11 goals, 10 assists).