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Blake Wheeler | Winger | #26

Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/31/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 225
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (5) / ARI
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Blake Wheeler posted three assists with a plus-3 rating in Monday's 5-2 win on the road against the Oilers.
Wheeler was extremely active in Saturday's game in Calgary, picking up an assist, and the momentum carried over into this one. He has yet to light the lamp in three outings, but he has managed four assists and he erased his minus-2 rating with this outstanding stat line. Oct 10 - 12:19 AM

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Blake Wheeler believes the Winnipeg Jets need to make the playoffs this year.

"It's gotta be this year, it just has to be," said Wheeler. "We have enough talent. There's no reason why we can't push this to the next level this year. It's going to be about getting this group together and figuring out how we have to play to win hockey games." Winnipeg finished ninth in the Western Conference last season, but they still missed the playoffs by seven points.
Aug 31 - 4:33 PM

Jets captain Blake Wheeler believes his team needs to get better performances from their goalies.

The Jets moved on from Ondrej Pavelec this summer and they signed Steve Mason in free agency. Mason should be an upgrade for Winnipeg, but he's always had his issues with consistency. "We need better goaltending," said Wheeler. "It's a tough business, and being a goalie is tough. By no means is this closing the door on anyone, but I think having competition back there is really important." Mason will battle Connor Hellebuyck and Michael Hutchinson for starts.

Blake Wheeler scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Nashville on Saturday.

Wheeler found the back of the net with just 45 seconds left in the third period and did so while Winnipeg was shorthanded. He'll conclude the 2016-17 campaign with 26 goals and 74 points in 82 games. Kyle Connor also scored a goal for Winnipeg.
Apr 8 - 10:13 PM

Blake Wheeler extended his point streak to six consecutive games on Tuesday night.

He has three goals and six assists during that span. Wheeler had two helpers in Tuesday's win against St. Louis. Wheeler has amassed 16 points in his last 11 outings.
Apr 5 - 1:15 PM

Blake Wheeler has reached the 70-point plateau for two straight seasons.

He got his 25th goal of 2016-17 on Saturday. It is also the fourth consecutive season that Wheeler has surpassed 20 goals. He has been held off the scoresheet once in the last 10 games and is currently riding a five-game point streak.
Apr 3 - 3:26 PM

Blake Wheeler picked up a goal and an assist in a 4-3 shootout win over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday.

Wheeler picked up his assist on Ehlers' opening goal of the game and then beat Schneider after tipping a Julian Melchiori shot from the point. Wheeler is on a great run, picking up 12 points in his last eight games for the Jets. He is now up to 23 goals and 68 points in 77 games, all while averaging a career high of 20:03 minutes per game.
Mar 28 - 10:27 PM

Blake Wheeler chipped in two assists on Sunday night to help the Jets fly by Vancouver 2-1.

Wheeler now has 14 points in 11 games this month, putting his total output at 22 goals and 64 points in 75 games this season.
Mar 26 - 11:09 PM

Blake Wheeler picked up an assist in Friday's 3-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.

He registered the primary helper on Josh Morrissey's power play goal in the second period. Wheeler has now amassed eight points in his last six contests. He has 22 goals and 42 assists in 75 games.
Mar 25 - 9:46 AM

Blake Wheeler was awarded the first star of the game after picking up a goal and two assists in a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday.

Wheeler took a feed from Scheifele before going top shelf to beat Mason for his 22nd of the season, tying him with Slava Kozlov for 3rd most in the Jets/Thrashers franchise history at 145. Wheeler now has 15 points in his last 11 games. The Jets are eight points back of the Blues for the last wild card spot in the West with 10 games left to play.
Mar 21 - 10:58 PM

Blake Wheeler extended his point streak to three games on Sunday with a pair of assists against the Minnesota Wild.

He has 60 points this season and 500 for his career going into Tuesday's match versus Philadelphia. Wheeler has produced three goals and 20 points in 28 career games against the Flyers.
Mar 21 - 11:49 AM

Blake Wheeler scored one goal and had two assists as the Jets beat the Avalanche 6-1 Saturday night.

Wheeler scored the game winning goal on a power-play at the 9:47 mark of the first, but he would go on to assist Ben Chiarot and Nikolaj Ehlers in the second. This is the second straight game in which Wheeler scored three points, which matches his season high. He previously scored three points on two other occasions.
Mar 5 - 1:53 AM

Blake Wheeler scored two goals and an assist in Winnipeg's 3-0 win over the St. Louis Blues on Friday night.

Wheeler opened the scoring with a power play goal at the 10:51 mark of the first period. He then assisted on Bryan Little's goal in the third frame before adding his second of the night (empty-netter). Wheeler has five points in his last games. The Jets captain is up to 19 goals and 34 assists in 65 games.
Mar 3 - 11:03 PM

Blake Wheeler returned to Thursday's game after he was hit high by Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin.

Wheeler left briefly for concussion protocol and then came back to finish the game. He didn't speak to the media after the game, but appears to be OK. He had three shots and three hits in the contests.
Feb 17 - 10:37 AM

Blake Wheeler is projected to play with Bryan Little and Nikolaj Ehlers on Tuesday night.

He has swapped lines with Patrik Laine, who is slated to skate alongside Mark Scheifele and Andrew Copp. Wheeler has cooled down a bit from his January hot streak with one assist in the last three games.
Feb 14 - 11:11 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mark Scheifele
2Bryan Little
3Adam Lowry
4Nic Petan
LW1Nikolaj Ehlers
2Mathieu Perreault
3Andrew Copp
4Shawn Matthias
5Kyle Connor
6Brandon Tanev
7Matt Hendricks
RW1Blake Wheeler
2Patrik Laine
3Joel Armia
4Marko Dano
D1Dustin Byfuglien
2Jacob Trouba
3Josh Morrissey
4Tyler Myers
5Dmitry Kulikov
6Toby Enstrom
7Ben Chiarot
8Tucker Poolman
G1Steve Mason
2Connor Hellebuyck