Helm has spent his entire nine year career with the Red Wings after being a 5th round pick (132nd overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Last season, he picked up 13 goals and 13 assists in 77 games while adding a goal in five postseason contests. The speedy forward was also a cornerstone of Detroit’s penalty kill.
For his career, Helm has played in 443 games, scoring 72 goals and adding 90 assists. We had him ranked 28th on our Top 50 UFA list, projecting a 3 year, $9.75MM contract.
Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press was the first to report a deal was close earlier this morning.