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Blake Wheeler  #26

Winnipeg Jets  Right Wing
NUMBER: 26 BIRTHDATE: August 31, 1986  (AGE 27)
HEIGHT: 6' 5" BIRTHPLACE: Robbinsdale, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 205 DRAFTED: PHX / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (5th overall)

CAREER NUMBERS AS A JET
* 190 points (70g, 120a) in 232 games
 
HOME: 41 GP; 14-21-35; +2          LAST 5 GAMES: 0-4-4; +1
ROAD: 40 GP; 13-20-33; +1          LAST 10 GAMES: 3-6-9; -2

LAST GOAL: Mar. 31/14 at ANA
LAST ASSIST: Apr. 10/14 vs. BOS
LAST POINT STREAK: Apr. 3/14-Apr. 5/14

2013-14 HIGHLIGHTS:
- Recorded a pair of assists Oct. 6/13 vs. ANA (2-3L)
- Scored his first goal of the season Oct. 11/13 vs. DAL (1-4L)
- Scored in two-straight games, Oct. 24 at NSH & Oct. 22 vs. WSH
- Scored the overtime winner & added an assist Dec. 29/13 at COL (2-1OTW)
- Recorded his 100th franchise assist Jan. 18/14 vs. EDM (3-2OTW)
- Scored a pair of third period goals Jan. 26/14 at CHI (3-1W)
- Tied the franchise record with four assists in a game on Mar. 16/14 vs. DAL (7-2W)
- Earned a three-point night (1G, 2A) including the overtime winner Mar. 19/14 vs. COL (5-4OTW)
- Recorded a three-point night (1G, 2A) Mar. 27/14 at SJS (4-3W)

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.
Quote of the Day

We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.

— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp