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Bryan Helmer | Defenseman

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (45) / 7/15/1972
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 208
Drafted: 1994 / UDFA / NJ

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Bryan Helmer has officially ended his playing career.
Helmer had 26 points and 135 penalty minutes in 146 NHL games, but where he really made his mark was in the AHL. Helmer is the AHL's all-time career assists and points leader among defensemen. He also won the Calder Cup three times and is the AHL's all-time leader in playoff games with 159. Although he's closing a chapter in his hockey career, he doesn't plan on slowing down. Helmer has accepted an assistant coaching job with the OHL Peterborough Petes. Mon, Jul 22, 2013 07:54:00 PM

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Bryan Helmer has signed with the AHL Springfield Falcons.

Helmer had difficulty finding work in the AHL during the lockout, but now that it's coming to an end, it looks like he'll be able to extend his playing career. Helmer is 40 years old and the veteran of 146 NHL games. He'll be a nice addition to the Falcons, but their NHL affiliate, the Columbus Blue Jackets, aren't likely to call him up at any point during the shortened season.
Thu, Jan 10, 2013 12:49:00 PM

Bryan Helmer is still an unrestricted free agent and looking for a team.

Helmer is 40 years old and played with the AHL Oklahoma City Barons last season. With the NHL locked out, dozens of the league's best players have signed with European clubs and about a hundred NHL-caliber youngsters have taken refuge in the AHL. That makes it hard for a guy like Helmer to find an opportunity to extend his career.
Fri, Oct 19, 2012 10:55:00 AM

The Washington Capitals have recalled Bryan Helmer.

That was an awfully short stint in the minors. The Capitals sent him down because they thought Shaone Morrisonn might be able to play on Saturday. However, Morrisonn left Friday's practice early, so Helmer will stay in the NHL for a little bit longer.
Fri, Jan 16, 2009 01:11:00 PM

Bryan Helmer has been sent down to the minors.

Helmer has three assists in nine games this season. He'll probably get called up again if one of the Capitals blueliners go down with an injury.
Fri, Jan 16, 2009 12:38:00 PM

Bryan Helmer was sent back down to the minors.

"It's not everyday that you send down a No. 1 star," said coach Bruce Boudreau. Helmer was the first star in the Caps 3-2 win over Buffalo on Friday. Coach Boudreau won't show his cards, but this move likey means the return of Mike Green and/or Jeff Schultz.
Sun, Dec 28, 2008 09:50:00 AM

Bryan Helmer was called up from the minors on Friday November 28.

Sat, Nov 29, 2008 02:12:00 AM

Coyotes signed Bryan Helmer to a two-year contract on Wednesday.

The 34-year-old has not appeared in the NHL since 2003/04, when he suited up for 17 games with Phoenix, registering one point during that time. He is likely to play in the AHL again this season, so don't worry about him come draft day, even if he somehow makes the big club.
Wed, Jul 19, 2006 10:20:00 PM

Bryan Helmer registered two assists in Grand Rapids 4-1 win over Philadelphia in AHL action last night.

Jiri Hudler scored an empty-net goal in the contest, while Griffins' goaltender Joey McDonald stopped 36 of 37 shots to post the victory.
Sat, Feb 5, 2005 09:28:00 AM

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