The Sharks picked skilled winger Adam Helewka with #106 overall. Helewka is a double overager. Helewka is a solid all around player with limited upside.
Second year eligible is a highly-skilled wing who is getting bigger and stronger. Had a 5 point four goal game last Novermber. Displays sound hockey sense and must continue to move to the next level of development. Longer term prospect.
Jumping straight from minor midget to the WHL in 2012-13, itâs no wonder Spokaneâs Adam Helewka was not selected in the 2013 NHL Draft. Sure, scouts would have noticed him the year prior playing for the Vancouver Northwest Giants, but he received very little attention last season, despite being named the Chiefs' Rookie of the Year by compiling 27 points in 60 regular season games.
It has been a different story this season for Helewka. The Burnaby native, who was not selected in the WHL Bantam Draft, finished fifth in Chiefsâ scoring with 50 points, while his 23 goals placed him third on the team behind only Mitch Holmberg and Mike Aviani. And Central Scouting has taken notice as Helewka was ranked 72nd among North American skaters in the scouting agencyâs final rankings.
Itâs not just his offensive skill that should make him attractive to NHL teams in June, however. He has incredible hockey sense, plays a fairly mistake-free game, and has done what was asked of him by bulking up his 6â1" frame last off-season. The highlight of his season came on November 23, when, in front of his parents in Vancouver, he scored four goals and led Spokane to a 6-4 win.