Bryan Helmer (D)
||Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Signed to one-year AHL contract by Springfield, 1/10
Became third player in league history to skate in 19 AHL seasons...Became first 40-year old to play in a game in Falcons history
Entered 2012-2013 season as the all-time AHL leader among defensemen with 562 points and 433 assists...Entered 2012-2013 season as the all-time AHL leader with 158 Calder Cup Playoff games played...Entered 2012-2013 season third all-time in AHL history with 1,093 games played...Tied for first among Oklahoma City defensemen with 24 points and led defensemen with 21 assists in 2011-2012...Named Oklahoma City's winner of IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the YEar Award in 2011-2012...Served as captain of Oklahoma City in 2011-2012...Named recipient of AHL's Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award in 2010-2011...Served as captain and member of Calder Cup champion Hershey in 2009-2010...Served as captain and member of Calder Cup champion Hershey in 2008-2009...Served as captain of San Antonio in 2007-2008...Tied for first among San Antonio defensemen with six goals in 2006-2007...Led Grand Rapids defensemen with 56 points, 12 goals, and 44 assists in 2005-2006...Led Grand Rapids skaters at +11 in 2004-2005...Scored first NHL goal with Vancouver in 2000-2001...Led Worcester defensemen with 35 points and 25 assists in 1999-2000...Made NHL debut with Phoenix in 1998-1999...Led Albany defensemen with 63 points and 14 goals, tied for first among all skaters with 49 assists in 1997-1998...Led Albany defensemen with 39 points and 12 goals, tied for first among defensemen with 27 assists in 1996-1997...Led Albany defensemen with 43 points and seven goals in 1994-1995...Member of Calder Cup champion Albany in 1994-1995...Scored first professional goal with Albany in 1993-1994.
Skated majority of junior career with Wellington Dukes of OJHL from 1989-1993.