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Blake Wheeler  #26

Winnipeg Jets  Right Wing
NUMBER: 26 BIRTHDATE: August 31, 1986  (AGE 28)
HEIGHT: 6' 5" BIRTHPLACE: Plymouth, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 225 DRAFTED: PHX / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (5th overall)
-Played in 500th NHL game on Jan. 16 at CHI -Leads the Jets in assists (23) -Stretched a six-game points streak (2G, 5A) from Dec. 23-Jan. 5 CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: -Has led the Jets in scoring in 2011-12 (64 points) and 2013-14 (69 points) -Reached career-high 28 goals in 2013-14 -Twice matched the franchise record for assists in a game (4) -Represented USA at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia
USHL All-Rookie Team (2005) Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 1, 2008. Traded to Atlanta by Boston with Mark Stuart for Rich Peverley and Boris Valabik, February 18, 2011. Transferred to Winnipeg after Atlanta franchise relocated, June 21, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Munchen (Germany), October 28, 2012.
Quote of the Day

I've been so fortunate, blessed, to play a long time with some great players and be on power plays, play in some great cities and stuff. It's been fun.

— Avalanche forward Jarome Iginla on tying Dino Ciccarelli for 46th place on the NHL's all-time list with his 1,200th career point after their win vs. the Predators on Friday