Darren Helm heads to Colorado


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 can confirm the reports that Darren Helm is coming to the #Avs on a one-year deal worth $1 million.— Peter Baugh (@Peter_Baugh) July 29, 2021

Darren Helm, signed 1x$1M by COL, is a bottom six defensive forward. #GoAvsGo pic.twitter.com/fTkyKS5D8p— JFresh (@JFreshHockey) July 29, 2021

I really thought Darren Helm would be a Red Wing for eternity— Joe Yerdon (@JoeYerdon) July 29, 2021

Longest-tenured #RedWing moving on. https://t.co/F2OMYSfMcu— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) 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).

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3 thoughts on “Darren Helm heads to Colorado”

  1. Good for Helmer, watched him in Junior and his speed was evident there. He just never had the shot or something in the NHL. Colorado is a fast team, good fit!

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