4 Seth Helgeson  
Seth Helgeson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Faribault, Minn.

High School:
Faribault

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 215

Position:
Defense

Birthdate:
10/08/1990

Club:
Sioux City - USHL


06/18/2013

Gophers Hand Out Team Awards, Schmidt Named MVP

Minnesota earned a share of its second-straight WCHA regular-season title and its fourth in the last eight years.

06/06/2013

2012-13 Gopher Hockey Season in Review

The Minnesota men's hockey program closed out the 2012-13 season -- Minnesota's final campaign in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) -- with a share of the MacNaughton Cup as WCHA regular-season champions, the program's 34th NCAA tournament appearance and a 26-9-5 overall record.

05/29/2013

Minnesota Places 167 Student-Athletes On Spring Academic All-Big Ten Teams

Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals

04/06/2013

Seth Helgeson Signs with Albany Devils

Helgeson was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the fourth round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft

03/14/2013

Schmidt, Haula, Bjugstad, Wilcox Earn All-WCHA Honors

Schmidt represents the Gophers this season with an All-WCHA First Team selection followed by Haula on the All-WCHA Second Team. Bjugstad and Wilcox were named to the All-WCHA Third Team.

03/15/2013

Pride on Ice: Webisode 3

In the third episode of Gopher Hockey: Pride on Ice the Gopher men's hockey team reflects on the 2013 Hockey City Classic outdoor game vs. Wisconsin and ahead to the WCHA Final Five and NCAA Tournament.

03/13/2013

Pride on Ice: Webisode 2

Pride on Ice: Webisode 2 takes you on the road with the Gophers for their showdown with Wisconsin.

03/12/2013

Pride on Ice: Webisode 1

Go behind the scenes with the storied Minnesota Gopher men's hockey team in GopherSports.com's exclusive three-part web series, Pride On Ice!

03/14/2013

Seth Helgeson on Senior Night

Seth Helgeson on Senior Night

03/24/2012

Men's Hockey vs Boston U NCAA Regional 03.24.12

Men's Hockey vs Boston U NCAA Regional 03.24.12

01/20/2012

Jan. 20, 2012: Colorado College at Minnesota

Jan. 20, 2012: Colorado College at Minnesota

12/30/2011

Mariucci Classic: Minnesota vs Niagara 12.30.2011

Mariucci Classic: Minnesota vs Niagara 12.30.2011

Photo Galleryl Seth Helgeson Q&A

2012-13 • Senior Season:Alternate captain for the Gophers and the team's lone senior on the squad • Played in all 39 games this season and made 121-straight appearances for the Maroon and Gold dating back to his freshman season • tallied five assists this season • led the team in penalties (27) and penalty minutes (62) • recorded his first point of the season by assisting on a Nate Condon goal (11/3) celebrated his Senior Night with an assist on Zach Budish's empty-net goal against Denver (3/2) • assisted on the first goal of the game, scored by Ben Marshall, at Bemidji State (3/8) • All-WCHA Academic Team honoree.

2011-12 • Junior Season: Led team in penalties (31) and penalty minutes (70) • set career highs in goals (5), assists (9) and points (14) • tied for first among team defensemen in goals • team was 9-5-0 when he recorded a point • made season debut against Sacred Heart (10/7) • picked up his first assist of the season against Vermont (10/21) • scored his first goal of the season in a win at Wisconsin (11/12) • recorded a goal at Michigan State (11/25) • registered his third goal of the year against Michigan Tech (12/9) • racked up 14 penalty minutes against Michigan Tech (12/10) • ended a goal-scoring drought of 19 games with a goal against Alaska Anchorage (3/10) in Game 2 of the first round of the WCHA playoffs • scored against Boston University (3/24) in the NCAA West Regional semifinals.

2010-11 • Sophomore Season: One of only two players (Jacob Cepis) to play in all 36 games • led team with 66 penalty minutes (64 PIMs came in WCHA games) • tied for fourth on the team with a +7 rating • scored second career-goal and only goal of the year in season-opening win against Massachusetts (10/8) • was a combined +3 in series against Massachusetts (Oct. 8-9) • was +3 at Colorado College (10/30) • recorded three of team's 10 blocked shots against Wisconsin (11/5) • recorded first assist of career (ending a 41-game streak) and was +3 at Michigan Tech (11/19) • recorded assists in back-to-back games for the first time in his career against No. 2 Minnesota Duluth (12/10 and 12/12) • three of his six assists during the year (and of his career) came against in-state rival Minnesota Duluth, as he also had a helper at Duluth on Feb. 5 • had one assist against Ferris State (1/1) and one against Alaska-Anchorage (1/28) • racked up 14 penalty minutes against Denver (2/12) and Michigan Tech (3/14) • received the Donald M. Clark Community Service Award for the second straight year.

2009-10 • Freshman Season: Saw action in 31 games as a freshman • only point was the game-winning goal with 7:02 left in the third period of a 4-2 win in the WCHA playoffs at North Dakota (3/13) • put four shots on goal in two games of WCHA playoffs • finished fourth on the team with a plus-four rating • regularly appeared on penalty killing units • won team's Donald M. Clark Community Service award • was paired with Brian Schack or Kevin Wehrs • earned his first letter.

International: Played for the United States in two World Junior A challenges in Canada and won a gold medal in 2008.

High School: Played two seasons with Sioux City in the USHL • ranked second among the team's defensemen in scoring in 2008-09 with four goals and 12 assists for 16 points • ranked third on the team with 64 penalty minutes • played in 58 of the team's 60 games in each of his two seasons • totaled three goals and eight assists for 11 points in 2007-08 • tallied an assist in four playoff games in 2008 • teammate of current Gopher Joe Miller • competed two seasons at Faribault High School, leading his team to the sectional title game as a freshman • high school coach was Josh Solem • drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the fourth round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Personal: Major is undeclared • son of Mark and Marcia Helgeson • born October 8, 1990.