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Seth Helgeson | Defenseman

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
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The Devils re-signed Seth Helgeson to a two-year deal.
The first year of the defenseman’s contract is two-way, and the second is one-way. The contract is worth $1.175 million, according to The Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti. Helgeson recorded two assists in 22 games last year. Jul 18 - 4:14 PM

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Seth Helgeson was the only RFA New Jersey Devil not to file for salary arbitration on Sunday.

No specific reasoning was given, but it appears safe to presume that both he and the Devils expect to work out a new deal. Last season the 24-year-old defenseman saw his first 22 games of NHL action, scoring just two assists with 18 PIMs and blocks, and 42 hits. He made just $595K with the Devils as well, so a modest raise is about all that can be expected.
Source: Tom Gulitti
Jul 5 - 5:29 PM

Seth Helgeson has been reassigned to AHL Albany.

Helgeson's latest stint with the Devils only lasted one game. That was likely by design though as Albany needs him back for its battle for a playoff spot. Helgeson has two assists in 22 games with New Jersey in 2014-15.
Apr 10 - 3:11 PM

The New Jersey Devils have called up Seth Helgeson.

The Devils needed reinforcements as Eric Gelinas and Jon Merrill might not play on Thursday. Helgeson has two assists and 16 penalty minutes in 21 games with New Jersey this season.
Apr 9 - 11:07 AM

Seth Helgeson has been sent to the minors.

Forwards Jaromir Jagr and Tuomo Ruutu will miss Wednesday's game due to an illness, so the Devils needed to recall Joe Whitney to compensate. To make room for Whitney, defenseman Helgeson was returned to the AHL. Helgeson has two assists in 21 games with New Jersey in 2014-15.
Jan 13 - 11:07 AM

Seth Helgeson will once again be a healthy scratch for the Devils Monday night against the Penguins.

Helgeson was a scratch Saturday night against the Rangers and the new Devils coaches will keep the same set of defense Monday night. The 24-year-old has only one assist in 17 games played over the course of the year.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 02:13:00 PM

Seth Helgeson expected to be a healthy scratch Saturday night against the New York Rangers.

With Peter Harrold finding himself back in the lineup on a regular basis, it appears Helgeson will be the odd man out on the blue line for the Devils for the time being. Helgeson has just one assist in 17 games played, so he was not helping any fantasy owners any way.
Source: NHL.com
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 05:42:00 PM

Seth Helgeson played on Wednesday despite initially being projected to serve as a healthy scratch.

Damon Severson, who was originally supposed to play, was held out of the contest due to a lower-body injury. It's not known how long Severson will be sidelined for due to the ailment, but apparently it's been bothering him for a while now. This could lead to more consistent opportunities for Helgeson in the short-term.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 09:24:00 AM

Seth Helgeson is a healthy scratch for the Devils on Saturday night.

The 24-year-old will take a seat in the press box again, the first time since Dec. 18, when he sat against the Hurricanes. Par the course for a young and inexperienced NHL player. Helgeson has an assist in in 12 games this season. Eric Gelinas is suiting up Saturday.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 08:07:00 PM

Seth Helgeson is back in the press box Monday night versus the Hurricanes.

The 24-year old defensemen will be a healthy scratch for the second game in a row for the Devils Monday night. He has just one assist in 10 games this year, so New Jersey's head coach, Peter DeBoer's decision is well justified. Peter Harrold will take Helgeson's spot in the lineup.
Source: NHL.com
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 05:33:00 PM

Seth Helgeson will suit up once again Saturday night versus the New York Islanders.

Eric Gelinas will be a healthy scratch for the Devils Saturday, giving way to the 24-year old rookie. Helgeson has posted one assist in seven games played this season and will pair up with Adam Larsson as the third pairing for the Devils.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 06:49:00 PM

Devils coach Pete DeBoer liked Seth Helgeson's performance in his NHL debut.

"I liked him in training camp," DeBoer said. "I said I thought he looked like an NHL defenseman in camp and I liked what I saw the first game. He's a physical guy, he's got a long stick, he’s hard to play against and we need some of that." Helgeson is projected to play in his second NHL game on Friday.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 10:51:00 AM

Seth Helgeson got an assist in his NHL debut on Tuesday.

Helgeson was only on the ice for 6:14 minutes in the Devils' 3-1 victory against the Minnesota Wild. "It's good that we got the win. I think that was the most important part," Helgeson said. "Overall, it was just a special experience for myself and it's nice to be a part of a win." The 24-year-old isn't an offensive defenseman, so don't get too excited over the fact that he got a point in his first game.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 08:59:00 AM

The New Jersey Devils have called up Seth Helgeson.

Helgeson has an assist and 11 penalty minutes in 12 AHL games in 2014-15. He was taken with the 114th overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 04:40:00 PM

Seth Helgeson has been sent back to AHL Albany.

Helgeson was brought up an emergency basis to fill in if Eric Gelinas (charley horse) wasn't available. It looks like Gelinas is good to go Wednesday, so Helgeson is no longer needed.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 04:44:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Travis Zajac
2Patrik Elias
3Jacob Josefson
4Pavel Zacha
LW1Adam Henrique
2Michael Cammalleri
3Tuomo Ruutu
4Reid Boucher
5Ryane Clowe
RW1Kyle Palmieri
2Stephen Gionta
3Sergey Kalinin
4Jordin Tootoo
5Mike Sislo
D1Andy Greene
2Damon Severson
3Adam Larsson
4John Moore
5Eric Gelinas
6Jonathon Merrill
7Seth Helgeson
G1Cory Schneider
2Keith Kinkaid