Riku Helenius switched to Jokerit after playing two seasons in North America. He is best known as the goalie of JYP’s 2011-12 SM-liiga champion.
His goals against average in JYP’s regular season was 1.64 and his save percentage was 93.6. In the playoffs, his equivalent figures were 1.73 and 94.7. At the end of the season Helenius was awarded with Urpo Ylönen trophy for being the best goalie of the season.
Before joining Jokerit, Helenius played two seasons for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the NHL. In 2012-13, he was awarded The Player of The Week while playing in the AHL with Syracuse.