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Blake Wheeler | Winger | #26

Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/31/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 225
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (5) / ARI
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With his pair of helpers during Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Oilers, Blake Wheeler now has five points over his last five games.
That's mighty impressive from the veteran winger, but it shouldn't come as much surprise. He has 11 assists and 19 points in 26 games thus far. Dec 2 - 2:32 AM

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The Winnipeg Jets lost all five games of their road trip.

The Jets began their road trip on Nov. 17 at Philadelphia. They lost that game and then dropped decisions in Boston, Carolina, Minnesota and Nashville. At the start of the trip, they were in second place in their division, but now they're out of a playoff spot. "When you're in the midst of a four-game losing streak, you look to your leaders to pull you out of it and that wasn't the game we needed from us," Blake Wheeler said after the loss to Nashville on Friday. "It starts with me. I'm the leader of this team and I need to be better when we're going through a tough time like this. It wasn't good enough."
Nov 26 - 10:52 AM

Blake Wheeler found the back of the net in Wednesday's 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild.

Wheeler's power play goal at 12:06 mark of the second period cut Minnesota's lead to 2-1 at the time, but that's as close as they came to tying the game. He has seven goals and eight assists in 22 games this season. Dustin Byfuglien and Nic Petan picked up the assists on the only goal.
Nov 23 - 10:19 PM

Blake Wheeler scored his sixth goal of the season in Thursday's 5-2 loss to Philadelphia.

He made it 3-2 going into the third period on a nice play, which was orchestrated by Nikolaj Ehlers and Mark Scheifele. Wheeler has generated 14 points in 19 games this year.
Nov 18 - 10:08 AM

Blake Wheeler scored in Friday's 3-2 OT loss to the Colorado Avalanche.

Wheeler went 11 games without a goal between Oct. 19 and Nov. 8, but he's now found the back of the net in back-to-back games. The 30-year-old has five goals and eight assists in 16 games this season.
Nov 12 - 11:50 AM

Blake Wheeler ended an 11-game goal drought on Thursday night.

He scored his fourth goal of the year in Winnipeg's 3-2 win over Arizona. Wheeler opened the regular season with a goal in each of his first three games. He has 11 points in 15 outings this season.
Nov 11 - 10:17 AM

Blake Wheeler scored in the Winnipeg Jets' 4-1 loss to the visiting Boston Bruins Monday night.

Wheeler opened the game's scoring at the 10-minute mark of the first period. But the Jets couldn't get anything going the rest of the game and the Bruins breezed to a triumph. Wheeler's goal was his third of the season.
Oct 18 - 1:09 AM

Blake Wheeler scored a goal and two assists in Winnipeg's 5-4 OT win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Jets opened the scoring, when Shawn Matthias found the back of the net four minutes into the game, but Carolina responded by scoring four unanswered goals to go up 4-1. That's when Winnipeg went to work. Wheeler scored a shorthanded goal in the third period to cut the deficit to 4-2 and he picked up the primary assist on Matthieu Perreault's game-tying goal with 1:29 left in regulation. In the extra frame, Wheeler picked up the only assist on Mark Scheifele's game-winning goal.
Oct 13 - 11:39 PM

Blake Wheeler, new cpatain of the Winnipeg Jets, picked up a goal and an assist in a 4-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators in an exhibition game Monday night.

Nikolaj Ehlers also contributed a goal and an assist to the Jets. Mark Scheifele and Kyle Connor potted the other Winnipeg goals. Scoring for Ottawa were Ryan Dzingel and Tom Pyatt. Michael Hutchinson recorded the victory in goal for Winnipeg, saving 27 of the 29 shots he faced. Andrew Hammond also had a strong game in net for Ottawa, making 29 saves on 32 Winnipeg shots.
Oct 3 - 10:51 PM

The Winnipeg Jets have named Blake Wheeler as their new captain.

The last captain, Andrew Ladd, was traded to Chicago before the trade deadline and signed with the New York Islanders this off-season. Wheeler has been with the organization for the last seven years. The 30-year-old finished sixth in league scoring last year with 78 points. Dustin Byfuglien and Mark Scheifele will serve as the alternate captains. "For me, this is obviously a huge honor," said Wheeler. "I really look forward to being a leader on this team...it's not just going to be us three, we have a great group of men in our room.
Aug 31 - 1:33 PM

Blake Wheeler could be the next captain of the Winnipeg Jets.

"Obviously everyone wants to wear the 'C'," said Wheeler Monday. "There's a lot of pride that comes with that. Given that opportunity I would respect that and wear it with pride. That being said, there's going to be a lot of conversations had internally to try and find out who the best fit is for the organization." The Jets will probably have those discussions in the off-season after Andrew Ladd was traded to Chicago this year. Wheeler stood up as the leader of the club after Ladd's departure.
Apr 11 - 3:49 PM

Blake Wheeler ended his season on an 11 game point streak.

Wheeler picked up a goal and an assist, bringing his total up to eight goals and 16 points during the streak. He also finishes at 26 goals and 78 points across all 82 games. Considering everything Winnipeg went through this season, that's simply remarkable.
Apr 10 - 3:05 AM

With a goal and an assist, Blake Wheeler extended his points streak to 10 games during Thursday's 5-4 win over the Sharks.

Wheeler has posted seven goals and 14 points during the streak. He's also up to 25 goals and 76 points through 81 games this season, leaving him three goals shy of matching his career high.
Apr 8 - 1:38 AM

Blake Wheeler scored the overtime winner in the Jets' 2-1 win over Anaheim on Tuesday.

Wheeler snapped a shot at 3:07 of the overtime on a two-on-one break that trickled in off Gibson and turned into his 24th goal of the season. That's goals in three straight games and five in the last five games overall for the speedster. He's having a magical career year in the midst of an ugly season for the Jets. His 74 points in 80 games has eclipsed his 69 points he had in the 2013/14 campaign.
Apr 6 - 2:22 AM

Blake Wheeler notched two goals and an assist during Friday's 5-4 overtime loss to Chicago.

Wheeler now has points in 10 of his last 11 games, including seven straight. Over the entirety of that span he has four goals and 13 points. If only Winnipeg was in the playoff hunt.
Apr 2 - 1:10 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mark Scheifele
2Bryan Little
3Marko Dano
4Adam Lowry
5Kyle Connor
6Andrew Copp
7Nic Petan
LW1Nikolaj Ehlers
2Mathieu Perreault
3Shawn Matthias
4Alexander Burmistrov
5Brandon Tanev
RW1Blake Wheeler
2Patrik Laine
3Drew Stafford
4Joel Armia
5Chris Thorburn
D1Dustin Byfuglien
2Tyler Myers
3Toby Enstrom
4Josh Morrissey
5Mark Stuart
6Ben Chiarot
7Paul Postma
8Jacob Trouba
G1Connor Hellebuyck
2Michael Hutchinson