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Wheeler Signs Six Years

Winnipeg Jets agree to terms with Blake Wheeler to a six year contract.

Friday, 26.07.2013 / 10:16 PM / News Articles
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Wheeler Signs Six Years
The Winnipeg Jets are pleased to announce they have agreed to terms with forward Blake Wheeler on a new six-year contract worth $33.6 million.

The Winnipeg Jets are pleased to announce they have agreed to terms with forward Blake Wheeler on a new six-year contract worth $33.6 million.

“For me it was virtually a no-brainer,” said Wheeler in a conference call Saturday morning. “I sat down with my agent in April or May and we had the discussion. I looked him in the eyes and said, “This is where I want to be”.

“I believe in people like Mark Chipman and Chevy (GM Kevin Cheveldayoff), what everyone stands for and especially in my teammates. I have believed since I got here that we have what it takes to get to the next level, so this is just a part of that process. I truly believe that great things are in store for this group.”

Wheeler, 26, played in 48 games with the Winnipeg Jets last season. In that time, the right-winger recorded 41 points (19G, 22A) and 28 penalty minutes. He led the Jets in goals and ranked second on the club’s leaderboard in overall points.

The Robbinsdale, MN native has played in 372 career NHL games between Boston, Atlanta and Winnipeg for 232 career points (93G, 139A) and 228 penalty minutes. He has also appeared in 21 post-season games, all with the Bruins for six points (1G, 5A) and six penalty minutes.

He was originally drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in the first round, fifth overall, in the 2004 NHL Draft.

Blake Wheeler
Right Wing
Born Aug 31 1986 -- Plymouth, MN
Height 6.05 -- Weight 205 -- Shoots R

Selected by Phoenix Coyotes round 1 #5 overall 2004 NHL Entry Draft

BLAKE WHEELER - RIGHT WING
Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
2012-13 Winnipeg Jets NHL 48 19 22 41 28 - - - - - -
2012-13 Munich EHC DEL 15 6 14 20 51 - - - - - -
2011-12 Winnipeg Jets NHL 80 17 47 64 55 - - - - - -
2010-11 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 23 7 10 17 14 - - - - - -
2010-11 Boston Bruins NHL 58 11 16 27 32 - - - - - -
2009-10 Boston Bruins NHL 82 18 20 38 53 - 13 1 5 6 6
2008-09 Boston Bruins NHL 81 21 24 45 46 - 8 0 0 0 0
2007-08 U. of Minnesota WCHA 44 15 20 35 72 - - - - - -
2006-07 U. of Minnesota WCHA 44 18 20 38 42 - - - - - -
2005-06 U. of Minnesota WCHA 39 9 14 23 41 - - - - - -
2004-05 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 58 19 28 47 43 - - - - - -

SCHEDULE

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AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 66 42 17 7 196 179 91
2 NSH 65 41 17 7 193 158 89
3 STL 63 40 18 5 197 159 85
4 CHI 64 38 21 5 188 152 81
5 WPG 65 32 21 12 180 175 76
6 VAN 63 36 24 3 182 173 75
7 MIN 63 34 22 7 179 163 75
8 CGY 63 34 25 4 178 162 72
9 LAK 63 30 21 12 171 164 72
10 SJS 65 32 25 8 185 183 72
11 COL 64 28 25 11 170 183 67
12 DAL 64 28 26 10 199 212 66
13 ARI 64 20 37 7 139 218 47
14 EDM 64 18 36 10 145 213 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Ladd 65 22 30 13 52
B. Little 65 24 27 10 51
B. Wheeler 63 17 29 13 46
D. Byfuglien 65 15 27 6 42
M. Perreault 56 18 18 3 36
M. Scheifele 65 10 26 2 36
M. Frolik 65 14 20 5 34
D. Stafford 59 11 17 -20 28
J. Tlusty 55 13 11 -19 24
E. Kane 37 10 12 -1 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Hutchinson 19 8 5 .918 2.34
O. Pavelec 13 13 7 .909 2.57
 
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