Winnipeg Jets Re-Sign RFA Blake Wheeler


Winnipeg Jets agree to terms with Blake Wheeler on a six year contract …. 

about Blake Wheeler

Position: RW     Shoots: Right
DOB:  Aug.31, 1986     Born: Plymouth, MN
Height: 6’5     Weight: 205

Drafted by: Phoenix     Round: 1st     Overall: 5th     Year: 2004 NHL Entry Draft

Blake Wheeler played this past season in the National Hockey League for the Winnipeg Jets. 

Blake Wheeler. (Photo by Shawn Coates)

Blake Wheeler. (Photo by Shawn Coates)

The Winnipeg Jets have agreed to terms with forward Blake Wheeler on a six-year contract worth $33.6 million.  The 6 year contract will carry an annual cap hit of 5.6 million dollars.

The 26 year old Blake Wheeler played in 48 games with the Winnipeg Jets last season.  The Jets right-winger scored 19 goals, 22 assists totaling 41 points along with 28 penalty minutes. 

The Robbinsdale, MN native has played in 372 career NHL games between Boston, Atlanta and Winnipeg.  His scoring line to date is 93 goals, 139 assists totaling 232 points along with 228 PIM in those 372 games.  Blake Wheeler has played in 21 post-season games, all with the Bruins scoring 1 goal and 5 assists for 6 points and six penalty minutes.

RFA defenceman Zach Bogosian is the last Jet that remains unsigned and his arbitration hearing is set for Aug.2  

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