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Bears’ Helmer to enter AHL Chat Room on Thursday

Hershey Bears defenseman Bryan Helmer is scheduled to enter the AHL Chat Room to answer fans’ questions on Thursday, January 15th.

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Helmer is in his 15th AHL season and his first in Hershey, and he will serve as captain for the Canadian team at the 2009 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Charter Communications later this month in Worcester, Mass.

Helmer, 36, ranks 15th in AHL history with 881 career games played for seven teams, including a stint in Worcester with the IceCats in 1998-99 and 1999-2000.

This season, Helmer has registered 19 assists and a plus-15 rating in 33 games with Hershey and has also chipped in three helpers in eight National Hockey League games with the parent Washington Capitals.

Helmer, 36, won a Calder Cup championship with Albany in 1995 and has been named both a First Team AHL All-Star (1998) and a Second Team All-Star (2006).