FC Rank 4
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Right Wing
168 lbs
Place of Birth
Ylöjärvi, FIN  

Helenius is an intelligent playmaker with sublime play-driving assets and superior skating mechanics. He engages in transition instantly, offering middle-lane presence in all three zones and keeps himself available for pucks, supported by great transition speed through his first steps. His stride is elegant, allowing him to move smoothly in all directions and his edges are crisp as he can spin of stop on a dime with ease, avoiding opponents at will. I though the only setback in his footwork is his top speed acceleration as he could add some power in his strides, but that’ll come with time and development. He plays a solid north-south game and supports defenders well down low, resulting in him gaining his coaches’ trust for defensive faceoffs in the most crucial situations. Helenius displays a calm demeanor and shows patience with the puck, waiting out for lanes to open and not letting pressure affect him. He owns incredible vision and outlet deception, completing precise feeds regularly. He also shows a willingness for physical play at times, but will need to bulk up to win more puck battles. With his performance in the tournament, it’s clear Helenius has top-10 upside in the 2024 draft and could blossom into a top-six center in the NHL.

Joey Fortin Boulay
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Game Results

January 4, 2024
Team USA

Player Report

Skating 7
Shooting 6
Puckhandling 7
Playmaking 8
Offensive Awareness 7
Defensive Awareness 6
Compete 6

Konsta Helenius's Reports

Jan 5/24 Konsta Helenius 25398 – Team USA vs. Finland WJC-20 by Joey Fortin Boulay View Summary
Dec 28/23 Konsta Helenius 25333 – Finland vs. Germany WJC-20 by Blake McGuire View Summary
Oct 16/23 Konsta Helenius 25207 – Assat vs. Jukurit LIIGA by Ty Brooks View Summary
Aug 19/23 Konsta Helenius 25038 – Finland vs. USA White WJSS by Arttu Myllymaki View Summary