Winnipeg Jets Re-Sign Blake Wheeler


The Winnipeg Jets re-signed Blake Wheeler yesterday. The deal is said to be $33.6 million over six years. In the lockout shortened season Wheeler  put up 41 points (19 goals) in 48.

“It’s a very good core that will keep growing together in the years to come” NHL.com            

Blake Wheeler has been in the NHL for five years. During those five years Wheeler has been all over the country. Originally drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in 2004; Wheeler has played for the Boston Bruins, as well as the Atlanta Thrashers now the Winnipeg Jets.

The Wheeler deal follows closely behind the team’s re-signing of center Bryan Little, who agreed to a five-year, $23.5 million contract on Monday to avoid salary arbitration. sbnation.com

Blake Wheeler by the numbers: In three years with the Bruins Wheeler put up 110  points (50 goals) in the regular season.  Playoffs in 21 games Wheeler only put up 6 points, and was a -6

In 2010 Wheeler joined the Thrashers, only playing in 23 games with Atlanta Wheeler managed to put up 17 points (7 goals).

When Atlanta made their move up North and became the Winnipeg Jets Blake continued his steady play.  In 128 games as a Jet Wheeler has put up 105 points (36 goals, 69 assists).

Wheeler has become one of the best play makers in the League. The Jets have started to develop a core, and Blake is near the center of it.

Tags: Atlanta Thrashers Boston Bruins Bryan Little NHL Free Agency Pheonix Coyotes Winnipeg Jets