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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
Winnipeg Jets

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

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Wheeler 82 28 41 4 69
B. Little 82 23 41 8 64
D. Byfuglien 78 20 36 -20 56
A. Ladd 78 23 31 8 54
O. Jokinen 82 18 25 -8 43
M. Frolik 81 15 27 8 42
E. Kane 63 19 22 -7 41
M. Scheifele 63 13 21 9 34
T. Enstrom 82 10 20 -9 30
J. Trouba 65 10 19 4 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Montoya 13 8 3 .920 2.30
O. Pavelec 22 26 7 .901 3.01