While hope remains that the paused NHL season will continue, Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler had a message for Jets fans on Sunday night:
The Jets earned their fourth straight win on Wednesday, March 11 against the Edmonton Oilers. Wheeler had a goal and an assist in the victory.
Wheeler has 22 goals in the 2019-20 season, giving him seven consecutive seasons with 20-plus goals. The 33-year-old has also has over 60 points in eight of his last nine seasons.
The only time he didn't hit 60 points was 2012-13, which was a 48-game regular season.
Wheeler's 65 points in 71 games this season is the third most on the team, and his consistent production shows just how elite the Jets captain is at his position.
Consider this - since the start of the 2015-16 season, Wheeler has 399 points, the third most among right-wingers in the NHL behind only Patrick Kane (465) and Nikita Kucherov (464).
Video: 2019-20 Blake Wheeler Highlights
Here are some other numbers that stand out from this season:
616 - Wheeler became the franchise leader in points when he registered a goal and an assist against the Minnesota Wild on December 21.
9 - Wheeler's season-high for shots on goal, set on October 3 against the New York Rangers.
400 - Wheeler's two assists on November 16 against the Tampa Bay Lightning gave him 400 career assists as a Jet.
600 - Wheeler had a goal and an assist on November 23 against the Columbus Blue Jackets, which gave him 600 points as a Jet.
200 - Wheeler scored his 200th career goal with the Jets franchise on December 10 against the Detroit Red Wings. goals with Jets franchise - Dec. 10 vs Detroit
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900- Wheeler played his 900th NHL game on December 31 in Colorado against the Avalanche. He had a goal and two assists that night.
7 - Wheeler's 19:19 TOI is the seventh highest among right wings in the NHL.