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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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Blake Wheeler found the back of the net in Wednesday's 6-3 win over Arizona.
Wheeler's goal at the 3:03 mark of the second period tied the game at two. He finished the game with a plus-1 rating, four shots on goal and one hit in 20 minutes of ice time. The 30-year-old has 14 goals and 37 points in 48 games this season. Bryan Little, Andrew Copp, Joel Armia, Jacob Trouba and Nikolaj Ehlers also scored for Winnipeg in this one. Jan 18 - 10:27 PM

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Blake Wheeler scored a goal in a 4-3 loss to the Arizona Coyotes on Friday.

Ehlers' shot deflected off of Wheeler and found its way past Mike Smith with just over one minute remaining in regulation. The Jets have now suffered two straight losses leaving many players frustrated. Wheeler confirmed to the media post-game that there was a 15-minute players only meeting at the conclusion of the game. At approximately the midway point of the season, the Jets find themselves three points back of the last Wild Card spot and will need to pick up their play if they want to make the post-season. Blake Wheeler is now up to 13 goals and 35 points in 45 games this season. Mark Stuart and Shawn Matthias also scored for Winnipeg in the loss.
Jan 14 - 12:45 AM

Blake Wheeler scored an unassisted goal in the third period of the Winnipeg Jets' 2-0 shutout of the visiting Calgary Flames Monday night.

The goal was Wheeler's 12th of the season. In the first period, the Jets took a 1-0 lead on Dustin Byfuglien's sixth goal of the season. Nikolaj Ehlers collected his 23rd assist on Byfuglien's goal. Right wing Drew Stafford, who replaced rookie scoring sensation Patrik Laine (concussion) on the Jets' top line, also drew an assist on Byfuglien's game- winning goal.
Jan 9 - 11:30 PM

Blake Wheeler is riding a six-game point streak with his pair of helpers during Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Blue Jackets.

Wheeler now has three goals and seven points during the streak, giving him 11 goal and 29 points in 38 points so far.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 02:31:00 AM

Blake Wheeler scored the only Jets goal Tuesday night as Winnipeg dropped a 4-1 contest to the Vancouver Canucks.

Blake Wheeler drew first blood in the first period at the 14:08 minute mark and the Jets held that advantage until nearly midway through the second. This extended his point streak to three straight games after getting a goal Sunday night against the Colorado Avalanche and an assist Thursday against the Florida Panthers. The Jets won both of those contests. Wheeler now has 10 goals for the season.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 12:44:00 AM

Blake Wheeler popped his ninth goal of the season on Sunday during the Jets' 4-1 win over the Avalanche.

Through 34 games this season the Captain has 24 points, but is shooting a bit under his career mark. This season he's at 9.9% whereas his career average is 11.1%. Expect him to have a strong finish this season now that the team is back up to full strength.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 07:31:00 PM

Blake Wheeler is projected to play at center again Thursday night.

He has been playing between Mathieu Perreault and Drew Stafford while Mark Scheifele recovers from a lower-body ailment. The move hasn't disrupted the offensive groove that Wheeler has enjoyed lately. He is currently riding six-game point streak, with one goal and six assists over that span.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 09:38:00 AM

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.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 02:32:00 AM

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."
Sat, Nov 26, 2016 10:52:00 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.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 10:19:00 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.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 10:08:00 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.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 11:50:00 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.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 10:17:00 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.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 01:09:00 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.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 11:39:00 PM

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
4Brandon Tanev
RW1Blake Wheeler
2Patrik Laine
3Drew Stafford
4Joel Armia
5Chris Thorburn
D1Dustin Byfuglien
2Tyler Myers
3Toby Enstrom
4Josh Morrissey
5Mark Stuart
6Ben Chiarot
7Julian Melchiori
8Paul Postma
9Jacob Trouba
G1Connor Hellebuyck
2Michael Hutchinson
3Ondrej Pavelec