He does it quietly — just his style, there’s not a lot of pizazz, not a lot of notoriety,” Michigan coach Red Berenson said. “He doesn’t draw attention to himself — he kind of deflects attention. But, when it’s all said and done, whether you’re looking at him on the ice, or you’re looking at him on paper, he’s a great player.”
“So you’re looking at him as the best defensive forward and then you’re looking at him as our leading goal scorer — that’s a pretty good hockey player,” Berenson said. “I compare him to (former Wolverine and current New Jersey Devils center) Johnny Madden.
“(Helminen’s) a great two-way player.”
i've heard the comparision to madden be made by michigan fans, but to hear berenson make the comparision is great
there is one bit of frustrating news in this article though
Although Michigan’s lines have changed throughout the year, Helminen and Nystrom have been almost inseparable because of a chemistry they’ve enjoyed since first playing in Ann Arbor on the U.S. Under-18 team in high school.
“It’s unbelievable,” Helminen said. “We’ve been playing together since the U.S. program. We know each other like the back of our hands. It’s huge playing with a guy like that you know so much about and played with so much.”
nystrom was picked with our #1 that we traded for bure...