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Blake Wheeler

Born:August 31, 1986Draft: 2004 Coyotes, #5 Overall
Hometown:Plymouth, MNPosition:RW/C
Known For:Shoots:Left
National Team:United StatesCurrent Team:Winnipeg Jets

Blake James Wheeler (born August 31, 1986) is an American professional ice hockey player and captain of the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in the first round, fifth overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. Wheeler was born in Plymouth, Minnesota, but grew up in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. After failing to come to terms on a contract with the Phoenix Coyotes, he signed with the Boston Bruins as a free agent.

Blake Wheeler Winnipeg Jets
Blake Wheeler, Winnipeg Jets (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

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Achievements

  • Captain of the Winnipeg Jets (2016-present)
  • Named to the NHL YoungStars roster in 2009
  • Second-team All-Star (2018)
  • Played in the All-Star Game twice (2018, 2019)

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