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Blake Wheeler

Blake Wheeler  #26

Winnipeg Jets  Right Wing
NUMBER: 26 BIRTHDATE: August 31, 1986  (AGE 29)
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 -Led the team with a +26 rating... 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 CAREER STATS WITH FRANCHISE (ATL/WPG) *252 points (97G, 155A) in 312 games CAREER STATS AS A JET: *235 points (90G, 145A) in 289 games
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.
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[Stamkos] is a great teammate and a great leader, that's why he's got the 'C'. He brings that tremendous work ethic to the rink and he's one of the top players in the game. I know if I put the passes where they are supposed to be, there's a very good chance he's going to put it in the back of the net.

— Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin
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