|Assets:||Has tremendous size and reach for the wing position, as well as good wheels for a big guy. Controls the puck effectively in the corners and can play on either wing. Possesses a good scoring touch and is at his best when he drives through traffic areas.|
|Flaws:||Still needs a little more work on his defensive-zone coverage, and that's largely because he stops moving his feet at times. Should also use his size more frequently so as to become more intimidating to play against. Goes through important scoring slumps.|
|Career Potential:||Inconsistent, yet big and talented scoring winger.|
|WCHA||Third All-Star Team||2007-08|
|10/28/2012||Signed with EHC Munchen (Germany).|
|1/19/2012||Missed 2 games (throat).|
|7/18/2011||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Winnipeg Jets to a two-year contract.|
|2/18/2011||Acquired from the Boston Bruins.|
|7/30/2010||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Boston Bruins to a one-year contract.|
|7/05/2010||Filed for salary arbitration.|
|7/01/2008||Signed as a free agent by the Boston Bruins to an entry-level contract.|
|2/18/2011||Boston Bruins traded Blake Wheeler and Mark Stuart to the Atlanta Thrashers for Boris Valabik and Rich Peverley.|
|7/01/2008||Signed as a free agent by the Boston Bruins.|
|6/26/2004||Drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round (5th overall) in 2004.|
Jets haven't started talks with Wheeler yet | 06/11/2013 6:54 AM
NewsThe Winnipeg Jets have not started discussing a new contract with restricted free agent Blake Wheeler.
Winnipeg Free Press
ImpactWheeler led the Jets in scoring during the 2011-12 season, with 64 points in 80 games, and he finished second on the club with 41 points in 48 contests during the lockout-shortened campaign. He earned a salary of $2,650,000 this past year, so he's due for a substantial raise.
Blake Wheeler scores in loss to Canadiens | 04/26/2013 12:59 AM
NewsBlake Wheeler scored his 19th goal of the season for the Jets in a 4-2 loss to Montreal Thursday.
ImpactWheeler has 41 points on the season including 10 over his last nine games, proving last season was no fluke. James Wright also scored a goal in the losing effort for the Jets.
Wheeler, Antropov can't lift Jets over Caps | 04/23/2013 9:47 PM
NewsBlake Wheeler notched his 18th goal in Winnipeg's 5-3 loss to Washington Tuesday night.
ImpactWheeler has been red hot down the stretch, with four goals and eight assists in his past eight games. The Jets' defeat doesn't knock them out of playoff contention, but the Capitals have clinched the Southeast Division title. Evander Kane also found the back of the net for Winnipeg on a second-period power-play goal. Nik Antropov made a triumphant return to the lineup from a lower-body injury with a goal and an assist.
Blake Wheeler records another 3-point effort | 04/18/2013 11:21 PM
NewsBlake Wheeler scored a goal and added two assists for the Jets in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over Carolina.
ImpactThis was the second consecutive three-point effort for Wheeler, who has now recorded 10 points during his current five-game scoring streak. Andrew Ladd collected three assists in the win while defensemen Dustin Byfuglien, Paul Postma and Zach Bogosian all scored for the Jets.
Blake Wheeler, Ladd power Jets over Bolts | 04/16/2013 11:22 PM
NewsBlake Wheeler generated a goal and two assists in Winnipeg's 4-3 shootout victory versus Tampa Bay on Tuesday.
ImpactHe has two goals and five helpers in his past four games after going scoreless in his previous six contests. Winnipeg captain Andrew Ladd enjoyed a strong game as well with two goals and an assist. He also supplied the Jets with the shootout-clincher. Zach Bogosian finished the match with two helpers.
Blake Wheeler in the midst of a drought | 04/02/2013 7:12 AM
NewsBlake Wheeler has registered just two assists and no goals in his last seven matches.
Winnipeg Free Press
ImpactThe Jets have received some great contributions this season from their top line of Wheeler, Andrew Ladd and Bryan Little. However, points have been harder to come by for the team's number one trio recently. We don't expect them to remain quiet for much longer though.
Blake Wheeler scores twice against Bruins | 03/20/2013 12:05 AM
NewsBlake Wheeler tallied two goals in Winnipeg's 3-1 win against Boston on Tuesday night.
ImpactHe scored his 13th goal on a Jets power play and he deposited his 14th into an empty net to seal the victory. Evander Kane was credited with the game's winning goal.
Blake Wheeler scores twice Tuesday | 03/13/2013 5:47 AM
NewsBlake Wheeler tallied two goals Tuesday in a 5-2 win against Toronto.
ImpactHe has 10 markers and 21 points in 26 games now. Wheeler has scored three times and added one assists in his last four contests.
Blake Wheeler fine after shot block Saturday | 03/05/2013 8:23 AM
NewsBlake Wheeler blocked a shot in Saturday's loss to Washington and left the game for a little, but said he was fine during Monday's practice.
Winnipeg Free Press
Impact"I'm good. It turned out to be not as bad as I originally expected," he said. "I drank a lot of milk as a kid and I guess that helped." Coach Claude Noel originally called it a day-to-day situation and termed it as a "deep bone contusion," but it looks like Wheeler will be fine to play Tuesday night against Florida.
Wheeler: Redmond's injury gives perspective | 03/02/2013 3:19 PM
NewsBlake Wheeler suggested that Zach Redmond's season-ending injury has put everything in perspective for the Jets.
ImpactRedmond's thigh was sliced open by a skate blade. "That was an incident where everyone kind of realized how precious this thing we do is," Wheeler said. "Having a teammate that you're in the room with all the time, not being able to come and play anymore - it kind of shows you just how lucky we are to do what we do." Wheeler added that it makes him want to play hard for Redmond, who was released from the hospital last week. "It definitely had an effect on our room," Wheeler said. "We were able to kind of rally around that a little bit." Winnipeg has won four of their last five games.
Blake Wheeler scores a pair in win | 02/21/2013 10:55 PM
NewsBlake Wheeler potted two goals for the Jets in a 4-3 win over Carolina on Thursday.
ImpactThe lanky forward has been viewed as a bit of a disappointment this season, but with 13 points in 16 games he has pulled his weight. Andrew Ladd also enjoyed a strong game with a goal and two assists in the win while Evander Kane also found the back of the net.
Blake Wheeler may be close to ending slide | 02/21/2013 10:27 AM
NewsBlake Wheeler responded with a strong effort in Tuesday's win over Buffalo despite not registering a point.
Impact"It's like I was talking about the last two days, just no thinking and just enjoying the game. That's the mindset from here on out," said Wheeler, who adopted a similar mindset last season just before his game started to take off following a slow start. "It might be hard to understand but it makes a huge difference when you're out there just reacting and letting the game come to you. Things just seem to happen. I can't really explain it in better words other than that." He had six shots and a plus-1 rating in the Jets' 2-1 win. Wheeler hasn't scored in six games and he has two assists over that span, but he may be on the verge of ending his recent cold streak.
Wheeler hopes to refocus teammates | 02/19/2013 8:16 AM
NewsBlake Wheeler is hoping to see an attitude change in Winnipeg's locker room in an attempt to turn around the team's tough start.
Impact"At some point you have to say, 'Screw it,' and forget all that outside influence and the stuff we feel from the inside as well," he said. "And just go out there and play the game. It's just one of those never-ending cycles until you consciously stop it." Wheeler should be commended for his upbeat approach, but now he'll try to right his ship in games where he has no goals and two assists in his last five outings. He also still has a disappointing minus-9 rating.
Blake Wheeler needs to improve plus-minus | 02/12/2013 8:07 AM
NewsBlake Wheeler has a team-worst minus-9 rating so far this season.
Winnipeg Free Press
Impact"To me, Blake Wheeler is a plus player," said coach Claude Noel. "That's the one indication that may be a little skewed right now. Sometimes it's wrong place, wrong time. But at the end of the day when I ask myself how Blake played... he was a plus player last year in an offensive role and we anticipate he's going to be that player again this year." He finished with a plus-3 rating last season. Wheeler has been playing fairly well this campaign despite his tough luck in the plus-minus department by producing four goals and five assists in 10 games.
Blake Wheeler scores fourth goal of 2013 | 02/06/2013 10:26 AM
NewsBlake Wheeler potted his fourth goal of the year on Tuesday night.
Winnipeg Free Press
ImpactThe Jets winger has two goals and three helpers in his past five games to give him nine points in nine contests overall.
Blake Wheeler has two assists Thursday | 02/01/2013 12:58 AM
NewsBlake Wheeler assisted on two goals as the Jets dropped a 6-3 decision to Florida Thursday.
ImpactTobias Enstrom and Grant Clitsome each scored their first of the season while Olli Jokinen potted his second of the season. Wheeler has three goals and eight points in seven games this season and should be owned in most pools.
Blake Wheeler clicks with Jokinen and Kane | 01/23/2013 9:59 AM
NewsWinnipeg coach Claude Noel mixed up his line combinations in Tuesday's victory in Washington, which led to some notable players getting on the scoresheet for the first time this young season.
Winnipeg Free Press
ImpactBlake Wheeler, who played with Olli Jokinen and Evander Kane, recorded his first points of the season with a goal and an assist in the match. He scored what would be the game-winning goal at the 14:32 mark of the second period and picked up a power-play assist on a first-period tally by Kane for his first marker of the year.
Blake Wheeler to arrive in Winnipeg soon | 01/09/2013 11:10 AM
NewsBlake Wheeler tweeted late Monday that he had made it back to Minneapolis from Munich, where he played during the lockout in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga.
Winnipeg Free Press
ImpactHe registered six goals and 20 points in 15 contests with EHC Munchen. Wheeler said he would be back in Winnipeg after taking a day of rest, so he'll arrive soon. He was the Jets' leading point getter last season with a career-high of 64 in 80 games.
|Goals||2||4 times-last:vs. Bos||last:Mar 19||2|
|Assists||2||7 times-last:vs. Car||last:Apr 18||4|
|Points||3||2 times-last:vs. Car||last:Apr 18||4|
|Penalty Minutes||10||vs. Phi||Feb 12||7|
|Plus/Minus||3||vs. Car||Apr 18||2|
|Power Play Goals||1||2 times-last:vs. Bos||last:Mar 19||1|
|Power Play Points||1||7 times-last:vs. Car||last:Apr 18||2|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||48 times-last:vs. Mtl||last:Apr 25||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||48 times-last:vs. Mtl||last:Apr 25||0|
|Shots||6||at Buf||Feb 19||7|
|Penalty Minutes||55||2011-12 (Wpg)|
|Power Play Goals||6||2011-12 (Wpg)|
|Shorthanded Goals||2||2008-09 (Bos)|
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