Adam Helewka

Arizona Coyotes

Fantasy Summary

Helewka will begin his pro career and projects as an above average third line option.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country CAN
Position LW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth July 21, 1995
Height 6‘01”
Weight 190 lbs
Drafted 2015 Round 4; Overall: 106

Observations

June 2018- Helewka has been dealt to the Arizona Coyotes for defenseman Kyle Wood. He put up similar numbers to his rookie pro season with nine goals and 38 points in 63 games. Helewka’s game continues to grow but he is considered more of a third/fourth line forward if he makes it to the NHL. Keith Duggan

 

October 2017 – Adam Helewka took steps forward this past summer, and it is paying off for the San Jose Barracuda. Noticeable more filled out, the winger is skating in the Barracuda’s top six, and he has shown increased confidence with the puck on his stick to go with his excellent shot (especially in close of the goal) and ability to drive possession. Helewka can switch his style of play depending on the situation and increased responsibility with the Barracuda this season will help the Sharks figure out what they have in the 6’2, 205-pound winger. One area that does need more consistency is Helewka using his body more. Helewka has a pro-ready frame that is mostly missing from the Barracuda line-up and one of the few prospects in the organization with size added to a suitable skill set. Zachary DeVine

 

December 2016 – Adam Helewka has returned to form after a preseason ankle procedure kept him out of the early part of the San Jose Barracuda season. Helewka provides good size mixed with excellent hands in close of the net, allowing the Barracuda’s skilled forwards to make plays while he cleans up the rebounds. He has 10 points in 12 contests and is currently on a three-game goal streak, lighting the lamp four times in that stretch. He’s getting time on the power play as well as playing in the top-six with other prospects called up to the San Jose Sharks, giving the big winger more skilled line mates to skate with and he’s making the most of the opportunity. Zachary DeVine

October 2016 – The big power forward had surgery on his ankle to remove a cyst but will be back in just a few weeks. Helewka has all the hallmarks of a classic power forward, and those forwards usually take a bit of extra time. He does have a terrific shot, natural leadership abilities, and can play up and down a lineup. He’s been matched with skilled centers and grinding wingers and blends into his role and gets the job done. A middle-six scoring position should be waiting for him when he returns to the Barracuda lineup.  Zachary DeVine

June 2016 – Helewka finished up his junior career with an appearance in the Memorial Cup as part of the host Red Deer Rebels. The 20-year-old forward performed well for his squad, scoring three goals and one assist in four games en route to a third place finish. The fourth round pick will transition to the professional ranks next season – most likely with the Barracuda of the AHL and continue working on his foot speed as well as maintaining the offensive game that helped produce 42 goals in 53 regular season games in 2015-16. – Cam Robinson

January 2016 – After starting the year in the AHL and getting sent back to junior early on, Helewka has managed to have a fantastic first half of the 2015-16 season. The Sharks’ fourth-round pick was recently traded from Spokane to the Red Deer Rebels in an attempt to bolster the first-place club’s chances at a lengthy playoff run. The 20-year-old winger has recorded 17 goals and 33 points in just 20 games. Cam Robinson

July 2015 – Adam Helewka was twice undrafted in the NHL but spent part of his summer in 2014 at the St. Louis Blues development camp. Helewka is a very safe player that rarely makes mistakes when he’s off, which does happen as his biggest issue is inconsistency. He’s got a good two hundred foot game and has shown the ability to put the puck in the back of the net and has improved on many things in the two years he was passed over including skating, physicality and bringing a consistent effort night in night out. He carries the puck well and can contribute on both the powerplay and the penalty kill, where his ability to get in the shooting lane and powerful stride can lead to creating many shorthanded breakaways. – Benjamin Gallant


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Notre Dame Argos Midget AA SS SSMHL 38 32 19 51 32 | Playoffs 11 5 10 15
  Notre Dame Argos Midget AAA SMHL 1 0 0 0 0 |          
 2011-2012 Vancouver NW Giants BCMML 40 24 29 53 74 | Playoffs 5 5 4 9
 2012-2013 Spokane Chiefs WHL 60 10 17 27 12 | Playoffs 9 1 2 3
 2013-2014 Spokane Chiefs WHL 62 23 27 50 32 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0
 2014-2015 Spokane Chiefs WHL 69 44 43 87 59 | Playoffs 6 3 2 5 12 
 2015-2016 Red Deer Rebels M-Cup 4 3 1 4 0 |          
  San Jose Barracuda AHL 3 0 1 1 0 |          
  Spokane Chiefs WHL 19 16 13 29 23 |          
  Red Deer Rebels WHL 34 26 19 45 34 | Playoffs 17 9 9 18 18 
 2016-2017 San Jose Barracuda AHL 58 14 15 29 28 | Playoffs 12 3 0 3
  Allen Americans ECHL 2 0 0 0 0 |          
 2017-2018 San Jose Barracuda AHL 63 9 29 38 29 | Playoffs 4 1 2 3
 2018-2019 Tucson Roadrunners AHL - - - - - |          

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