Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

Winnipeg Jets re-sign forward Blake Wheeler to six-year, $33.6-million contract

Winnipeg Jets' Blake Wheeler (26) warms up on day three of training camp in Winnipeg on Tuesday, January 15, 2013.

JOHN WOODS/THE CANADIAN PRESS

The Winnipeg Jets have re-signed forward Blake Wheeler to a six-year, $33.6-million contract.

The club made the announcement Friday night and comes days after Winnipeg re-signed Wheeler's linemate Bryan Little to a new five-year contract worth $23.5-million.

Wheeler, like Little, avoided arbitration by signing the deal.

Story continues below advertisement

Wheeler is coming off a lockout-shortened season where he had a team-leading 19 goals to go with 22 assists in 48 games.

"Thrilled to be a Jet for 6 more years," Wheeler posted on Twitter.


Watch: Blake Wheeler speaks to the media

The Robbinsdale, Minn., native has played in 372 career NHL games between Boston, Atlanta and Winnipeg for 232 career points (93 goals, 139 assists).

He was originally drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in the first round, fifth overall, in the 2004 NHL Draft.

Report an error
Comments

The Globe invites you to share your views. Please stay on topic and be respectful to everyone. For more information on our commenting policies and how our community-based moderation works, please read our Community Guidelines and our Terms and Conditions.

We’ve made some technical updates to our commenting software. If you are experiencing any issues posting comments, simply log out and log back in.

Discussion loading… ✨