- 2019-01-05 at JYP - Tappara, U16 by Lassi Alanen
Helander scored a goal and added an assist in JYP’s decisive 5-2 win over Tappara in the Finnish U16 league. Helander was playing as a left winger in JYP’s top line and also received ice time on the power play.
At a generous 5’7”, Helander is a tiny forward with excellent playmaking and puck skills. He used impressive dekes to make space for himself in the offensive zone and created two amazing chances for his linemates by making a couple of moves and passing to the back post. He could have easily ended the game with four or more points. The Finn is also a very agile skater with very good edgework and enough speed to cause trouble to the opposing defenders.
In my viewings, Helander’s lack of size and physicality has prevented him from producing at the U18 level, but at the U16 level, he looks dominant. His impressive vision and overall talent level make him an interesting player to keep an eye on.
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|2015-2016||APV U16||Jr. C Suomi-sarja||1||0||0||0||0||||
|2016-2017||S-Kiekko U16||Jr. C Mestis Q||3||5||5||10||2||||
|S-Kiekko U16||Jr. C Mestis||14||6||16||22||14||||
|2017-2018||JYP U16||Jr. C SM-sarja Q||24||11||22||33||2||||
|JYP U16||Jr. C SM-sarja||11||4||9||13||4|||||Playoffs||3||0||1||1||0|
|2018-2019||JYP U16||Jr. C SM-sarja Q||11||10||13||23||4||||
|JYP U16||Jr. C SM-sarja||18||16||20||36||6||||
|JYP U18||Jr. B SM-sarja||17||1||5||6||2||||
|Finland U16 (all)||International-Jr||1||1||1||2||2||||
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