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Darren Helm | Center

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 196
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Darren Helm scored a shorthanded goal in Tuesday's 3-1 win over Buffalo.
It was Detroit's first marker of the season while killing a penalty. That leaves the Florida Panthers as the only team to not have a shorthanded goal so far this year. Helm has 20 points in 43 contests. Jan 15 - 10:34 AM

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Darren Helm says he's "stronger, smarter" after dealing with injury-plagued seasons in his previous two years.

"It takes a lot more than just coming in and going on the ice. For me personally, I have to lot to do while preparing," he said. "I'm not going to get too excited if something doesn't feel right. I stay patient and do what I need to do to make sure I'm ready to play for that night and the next couple of games after that." Needless to say, Helm is glad he's been healthy in 2014-15 and he's happier that he's been contributing. He has registered seven goals and 18 points in 38 games this season.
Jan 2 - 8:57 AM

Darren Helm scored two goals to lead the Red Wings to a 3-1 win against the New Jersey Devils in Detroit Wednesday night.

Henrik Zetterberg scored the game-winning goal for the Wings, who are now 20-9-9. Zetterberg broke a 1-1 tie with 5:01 left when he tipped Niklas Kronwall's point shot out of midair in the bottom area of the left circle. It was Zetterberg's ninth goal; he leads the Red Wings with 33 points. Helm scored his second goal of the game, seventh of the season, 24 seconds later. He scored while fighting off the checking of Devils defenseman Eric Gelinas. Helm's first goal of the night was his first tally in 11 games and the 50th of his career.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 11:15:00 PM

Darren Helm scored the game-winning goal in Saturday's game against the Rangers.

"Helmer had as good a game maybe as he's had this year," coach Mike Babcock said. "For a guy like Helmer, if he can continue and improve and get back to the level he was at, we're a better hockey team." The 27-year-old has five goals and 14 points in 27 games this season, including three goals in his last two games. "It's definitely been nice to be in the lineup every night and feel healthy," Helm said. "The extra points on the scoresheet are an added bonus, but I'm just happy to be healthy and playing."
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 11:36:00 AM

Darren Helm is playing alongside Pavel Datsyuk and Stephen Weiss.

He's played there for parts of the past two games and he's picked up three assists. Helm's versatility to play center or the wing is a valuable one for coach Mike Babcock to use depending on the matchup. Helm has 10 points in 22 games this year.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 10:26:00 AM

Darren Helm will draw in for the injured Pavel Datsyuk Tuesday night as Detroit takes on Columbus.

"He's been injured for so long, now he's trying to find his game," Babcock said of Helm who has just six points in 17 games this season. He'll center Daniel Cleary and Tomas Jurco on the third line while Riley Sheahan bumps up to second line center.
Source: NHL.com
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 06:45:00 PM

Darren Helm potted his first goal of the season in Sunday's shootout loss to Tampa Bay.

He was limited to a season-low 9:26 of ice time in the contest. Helm has six points in 15 games this campaign.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 10:13:00 AM

Darren Helm saw plenty of power-play time in Detroit's 2-1 victory over Boston on Thursday and he helped set up the winning goal.

Helm picked up an assist on Gustav Nyquist's winning marker, with the man advantage, at the 14:46 mark of the second period. Detroit needs someone to fill in while Pavel Datsyuk is injured and Daniel Alfredsson remains in limbo. Helm could be the right man for the job if he can continue to produce.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Darren Helm (groin) thinks he'll be ready to play in at least one of Detroit's final two preseason games.

"I feel really good," he said. "Today was a good step and tomorrow I want to get better." Helm suffered a broken nose earlier in the preseason, but he's been dealing with a back issue which has put pressure on his groin.
Source: Mlive
Thu, Oct 2, 2014 04:08:00 PM

Darren Helm (broken nose) might be able to play on Wednesday.

"I was on the ice today and I was able to work out, do a few things during this time without being on the ice," Helm said on Monday. "I don't think I'll, it's not like I'll get back and be completely out. I'll take a couple days and I'll be back out." In addition to his broken nose, Helm has also be recovering from a groin injury. He had 12 goals and 20 points in 42 games in 2013-14.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 04:43:00 PM

Darren Helm (broken nose) has left the last two Red Wings' practices early.

Not surprising given that he sustained a broken nose this past week. Although the original prognosis for Helm was that he was not going to miss any regular season games as a result of the injury, if he doesn't start participating in full practices soon game action may be delayed.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 08:53:00 AM

Darren Helm's broken nose isn't expected to keep him out for any regular season games.

Detroit doesn't open the 2014-15 campaign until Oct. 9 against Boston. Helm also required stitches on his left cheek after taking a stick to the face on Monday, but he was able to finish the game.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 08:02:00 AM

Darren Helm suffered a broken nose during Monday's preseason contest.

Helm, and the Detroit Red Wings for that matter, just can't seem to catch a break. The preseason is barely begun and already Detroit's sickbay is filling up.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 12:11:00 PM

Darren Helm may be someone to watch over the next two weeks.

Helm, a center who will converting to wing this season, is going to get a shot playing alongside Pavel Datsyuk. For the speedy Helm, this is a tremendous opportunity. Of course, that is if he can stay healthy. Helm has been injured for large parts of the last few seasons. That said, Helm's wheels could open up the ice for the talented Datsyuk, something Detroit coach Mike Babcock has obviously thought about. Keep an eye on Helm. He could be a sleeper if he starts the season on the Wings' top line.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 10:14:00 AM

Darren Helm (groin) skated briefly on Monday.

"He had a bit of a tender groin last week and at this time of the year we encourage guys to not push it," GM Ken Holland said. "We expect everything is good going forward." Helm was limited to 42 games last season due to injuries and he missed seven contests with a groin ailment.
Source: Mlive.com
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 04:59:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Stephen Weiss
3Darren Helm
4Riley Sheahan
5Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Daniel Cleary
4Drew Miller
RW1Johan Franzen
2Gustav Nyquist
3Justin Abdelkader
4Tomas Jurco
5Joakim Andersson
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Danny DeKeyser
3Jonathan Ericsson
4Brendan Smith
5Kyle Quincey
6Jakub Kindl
7Brian Lashoff
8Xavier Ouellet
G1Jimmy Howard
2Jonas Gustavsson
3Petr Mrazek
4Thomas McCollum