Wheels And Helle Off To Tampa

Blake Wheeler and Connor Hellebuyck Named “All-Stars” – 

Winnipeg Jets’ forward Blake Wheeler and goaltender Connor Hellebuyck have been selected to participate in the 2018 NHL All-Star Game at Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay on Jan. 27-28, 2018.   

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Blake Wheeler:  G: 14  A: 38  Pts: 52

The thirty-one-year-old Blake Wheeler is playing in his 10th season in the NHL and his eighth with Atl/Wpg franchise.  The Minnesota native is having a career year and is tied for second in NHL scoring with fifty-two points and tied for second in assists with thirty-eight.  Wheeler is currently on a seven-game point streak with five goals and six assists.  This will be Wheeler’s first NHL All-Star Game but he did play in the 2009 NHL’s YoungStars Game where he was named the game’s MVP.

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Conner Hellebuyck:  W: 23  L:OTL/SOL: 6    GAA: 2.36   SV%: .923  

Twenty-four-year-old Michigan native, Connor Hellebuyck, is in his third season in the NHL, all with Winnipeg the Jets franchise.  He is currently third in the NHL with twenty-three wins and tied for fourth in shutouts with three.  Helle is second in the NHL with a .788 winning percentage, seventh in the league with a 2.36 goals-against average and tenth in league with a .923 save percentage and has an incredible 16-1-1 record at Bell Mts Place.  This will be Connor Hellebuyck’s first NHL All-Star Game appearance.  

It’s nice to see Winnipeg Jets players getting some national recognition and Blake Wheeler and Connor Hellebuyck definitely earned it. 


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