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Fantasy Summary

Big d-man with shutdown top-4 potential


Observations

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May 2020 – Helleson’s freshman year at Boston College was quiet. He wasn’t high on the depth chart of the defense corps, but he did just fine in the time he got as a defense-first rearguard. He isn’t a significant scorer, shooter, blocker, or penalty-taker, which is all fine when waiting on a minute-munching shutdown player but not great news for fantasy owners. Hold off drafting for the time being, and see if he evolves into a more well-rounded producer as his role increases in Boston. Expect at least two more years of NCAA play before turning pro. Hayden Soboleski

 

June 2019 – The Colorado Avalanche selected Helleson with the 47th-overall pick of the 2019 NHL Draft. This was roughly his projected draft location.

 

Paired with fellow second-rounder Alex Vlasic, Helleson helped form a towering shutdown unit. His size is an obvious advantage, especially at his age, but he is mobile enough to be versatile. He hasn’t demonstrated enough offense to be considered a good fantasy bet yet outside of multi-category leagues, but by no means is his future set in stone already. Lots of room to develop and potentially carve out a less traditional big-rearguard role while at Boston College this fall. Hayden Soboleski

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 6.5
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth March 26, 2001
Height 6‘3”
Weight 194 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 2; Overall: 47

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Los Angeles Jr. Kings QC Int PW4 1 12 8|        
 2014-2015 Los Angeles Jr. Kings 13U AAAT1EHL 13U1 0 00 0|        
 2015-2016 MN Kings 14U AAAMNBEL 14U6 0 22 -|        
  Shattuck St. Mary's 14U AAA14U AAA46 6 2834 14|        
 2016-2017 Shattuck St. Mary's 16U AAA16U AAA52 6 3137 30|        
  Team Royal USA-S153 0 00 -|        
 2017-2018 USNTDP JuniorsUSHL34 2 1618 14|Playoffs8 2 57
  U.S. National U17 TeamUSDP61 5 3540 28|        
  USA U17WHC-176 1 01 4|        
 2018-2019 USNTDP JuniorsUSHL28 4 711 18|        
  U.S. National U18 TeamUSDP64 5 1823 28|        
  USA U18WJC-187 0 33 0|        
 2019-2020 Boston CollegeNCAA28 1 56 12|        
 2020-2021 Boston CollegeNCAA- - -- -|        

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