They see me rollin'. They hatin'.
- Jul 28, 2004
Selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the second round (No. 59) of the 2021 NHL Draft, the 20-year-old center prospect is not lacking for height at 6-foot-6. Mike Donnelly of the Kings' player development department said the grinding nature of the AHL can serve as an effective teaching environment for young players like Helenius, who had 14 points (two goals, 12 assists) in 61 games last season, his second in North America after arriving from his native Finland in 2021.