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Five Quick Facts: Riku Helenius

Thursday, 06.14.2012 / 1:08 PM ET / Best of the Web
By Peter Pupello  - Lightning Beat Reporter
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Five Quick Facts: Riku Helenius

Recently signed goaltender Riku Helenius...

Led JYP to a Finnish league championship this past season.

Posted a 1.64 goals-against average and a .936 save percentage in the regular season.

Made his NHL debut with the Lightning in a relief effort during the 2008-09 season.

Given the Urpo Ylonen Award as the top goaltender in Finland’s SM-liiga during the regular campaign this past season.

Is the most recent goaltender to be selected by the Lightning in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft.