On July 22nd the Peterborough Petes announced the hiring of Bryan Helmer as their assistant coach. After 20 years of professional hockey — 1,117 AHL regular season games, 50 IHL games and 146 NHL games — Helmer has finally decided to retire, however, he will remain at least for now the AHL’s all-time leading scorer amongst defencemen with 564 points. Bryan Helmer will forever be remembered here in OKC as the consummate professional, and the ultimate Captain. And it came as no surprise when Helmer was deservedly recognized for his sportsmanship, determination and dedication to hockey as the winner of the 2010-11 Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award.
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