|Дата рождения: 01.03.1988|
Место рождения: Palkane, Finland
Рост: 190 см;
Вес: 91 кг;
Задрафтован клубом Tampa Bay Lightning в 1 раунде,
под общим 15 номером на драфте 2006 года.
|За одну игру|
Пропущенные шайбы: 0
Броски по воротам: 2
Отбитые броски: 2
Helenius is a product of the Ilves Tampere organization in Finland. In 2002-2003 Helenius made his debut for Ilves' Junior C team where he played parts of two seasons. He split 2004-2005 between Ilves' Junior B and Junior A teams before making the full time jump to Junior A in 2005-2006 where he posted a 2.68 GAA with 4 shutouts and a .920 save percentage in 26 games. Helenius also dressed for 5 games at the SM-liiga level but did not play. In the summer, Helenius started for Finland in the U18 World Junior Championships where he caught the scouting world's attention going 4-1-1 with a 1.83 GAA, 1 shutout and .942 save percentage leading Finland to a silver medal. For his efforts, Helenius was named Best Goaltender in the tournament. At year's end Helenius was the 5th best goaltender by NHL Central Scouting and the 86th best prospect overall by Redline Report, but the Lightning selected Helenius in the 1st round, 15th overall of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. In the Fall, Helenius appeared for the Lightning's Traverse City prospect team where he went 0-1-1 with a 3.84 GAA and .867 save percentage. Due to contractual and military service obligations, Helenius returned to Finland this season where he is expected to split time between the SM-liiga and Junior A.