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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)
-Had team-leading 26 goals -Played in 500th NHL game on Jan. 16 at CHI CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: -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 Playoffs CAREER *7 points (1G, 5A) in 24 games AS A JET *1 point (1G, 0A) in 3 games 2015 PLAYOFFS HOME: 1 GP; 1-0-1; +1 ROAD: 2 GP; 0-0-0; +/-0 LAST GOAL: Apr.20/15 vs. ANA LAST ASSIST: May.7/10 @ PHI PLAYOFF HIGHLIGHTS: -Scored his first NHL playoff goal as a member of the Boston Bruins on May.5/10 in Philadelphia -Recorded 6 points (1G, 5A) in 13 games as a member of the Boston Bruins during the 2010 NHL playoffs -Scored in his first game at the MTS Centre in the playoffs on Apr.20/15
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 don't think it's really truly going to sink in until we drop the puck, to be honest. I know there's going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with the media attention and all that. We came [Monday] and it was sort of a light day to get things organized. We just want to focus in on the business aspect, the game itself. That's what we're preparing to do. Get these next couple of days out of the way and it's game on.

— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos on playing in his first Stanley Cup Final