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NHL: Jets Re-Sign RW Blake Wheeler to 6-Year, $33.6-M Deal
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NHL: Jets Re-Sign RW Blake Wheeler to 6-Year, $33.6-M Deal

Jul 29 2013, 1:00am CDT | by

The Winnipeg Jets re-signed right wing Blake Wheeler to a six-year deal reportedly worth $33.6 million on Friday.

Winnipeg Jets right wing Blake Wheeler was re-signed to a six-year deal worth $33.6 million on Friday.  According to the Canadian Press via The Hockey News, Wheeler's new deal comes mere days after...

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NHL: Jets Re-Sign RW Blake Wheeler to 6-Year, $33.6-M Deal

Jul 29 2013, 1:00am CDT | by

The Winnipeg Jets re-signed right wing Blake Wheeler to a six-year deal reportedly worth $33.6 million on Friday.

Winnipeg Jets right wing Blake Wheeler was re-signed to a six-year deal worth $33.6 million on Friday. 

According to the Canadian Press via The Hockey News, Wheeler's new deal comes mere days after the Jets re-signed Bryan Little to a five-year contract of his own worth $23.5 million. Both of them avoided arbitration by signing their respective contracts.

All in all, five Jets filed for arbitration. Four of the five, with the exception of defenseman Zach Bogosian, have settled

An ecstatic Wheeler broke the good news on Twitter.  He tweeted, "Thrilled to be a Jet for six more years."

He also indicated in an NHL.com report of Tal Pinchevsky that re-signing with Winnipeg was a no-brainer. 

"For me, it was virtually a no-brainer. I sat down with my agent this spring. I looked him in the eyes and said,'This is where I want to be.' I believe we have what it takes to get to the next level. This is just part of the process. I really, truly believe that great things are in store for this group."

His 19 goals in 48 games during the lockout-shortened 2012-13 NHL season was his highest since he was a rookie with the Boston Bruins, per the Winnipeg Sun. He declared the franchise's faith in him will lead to greater things. 

"Now having that vote of confidence from a franchise, I'm the kind of person that kind of takes that and runs with it. Having faith put in me just gives me life and energy to go out there and hopefully reach new heights because I think there's more in store, for sure."

Mike Brehm of USA Today Sports writes the $5.6 million salary cap hit on Wheeler's new contract makes him the highest-paid Jets forward. Defenseman Tobias Enstrom takes home the highest paycheck on the roster with a $5.75 million annual salary.  

Wheeler sticking around should help the Jets, who finished with a 24-21-3 record last season, to make a push for their first playoff appearance since 1996. 

 

 

 
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Jets avenge home opener loss with win over Predators

Nov 4 2014 10:26pm CST | Source: globeandmail

Andrew Ladd, Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler, into an empty net, sc ...
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Jets avenge home opener loss to Predators

Nov 4 2014 10:02pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

WINNIPEG — Mark Scheifele has had some great scoring chances this season and he was finally rewarded with just his second goal, the winner in a 3-1 decision over the visiting Nashville Predators on Tuesday. He tried to minimize the importance of goal No. 2 behind the impact of Winnipeg’s (7-5-1) third win on home ice this season. But pushed once more about whether it was a relief, he had to smile. “Yeah, a ...
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Jets avenge home opener loss to Predators

Nov 4 2014 10:02pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

WINNIPEG — Mark Scheifele has had some great scoring chances this season and he was finally rewarded with just his second goal, the winner in a 3-1 decision over the visiting Nashville Predators on Tuesday. He tried to minimize the importance of goal No. 2 behind the impact of Winnipeg’s (7-5-1) third win on home ice this season. But pushed once more about whether it was a relief, he had to smile. “Yeah, a little bit, I think it definitely felt good, to get it right off the star ...
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Jets avenge home opener loss to Predators

Nov 4 2014 10:02pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

WINNIPEG — Mark Scheifele has had some great scoring chances this season and he was finally rewarded with just his second goal, the winner in a 3-1 decision over the visiting Nashville Predators on Tuesday. He tried to minimize the importance of goal No. 2 behind the impact of Winnipeg’s (7-5-1) third win on home ice this season. But pushed once more about whether it was a relief, he had to smile. “Yeah, a lit ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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Weekend Takeaways: Time for Coyotes to blow it up?

Nov 3 2014 11:02am CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

For as long as the Coyotes have wandered in the Arizona desert, it’s peculiar that they are still without a true franchise player. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, to be sure, is an elite, young defenceman, a cornerstone for a blue line corps. But that’s different than a franchise player, a difference maker, the kind of player, for instance, that may be available next June when Connor McDavid, Dylan Strome, Jack Eichel, ...
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Weekend Takeaways: Time for Coyotes to blow it up?

Nov 3 2014 11:02am CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

For as long as the Coyotes have wandered in the Arizona desert, it’s peculiar that they are still without a true franchise player. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, to be sure, is an elite, young defenceman, a cornerstone for a blue line corps. But that’s different than a franchise player, a difference maker, the kind of player, for instance, that may be available next June when Connor McDavid, Dylan Strome, Jack Eichel, Noah Hanifan, Pavel Zacha, and others become avai ...
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Weekend Takeaways: Time for Coyotes to blow it up?

Nov 3 2014 11:02am CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

For as long as the Coyotes have wandered in the Arizona desert, it’s peculiar that they are still without a true franchise player. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, to be sure, is an elite, young defenceman, a cornerstone for a blue line corps. But that’s different than a franchise player, a difference maker, the kind of player, for instance, that may be available next June when Connor McDavid, Dylan Strome, Jack Eichel, Noah Hanifan, Pavel Zacha, and others become ava ...
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Weekend Takeaways: Time for Coyotes to blow it up?

Nov 3 2014 11:02am CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

For as long as the Coyotes have wandered in the Arizona desert, it’s peculiar that they are still without a true franchise player. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, to be sure, is an elite, young defenceman, a cornerstone for a blue line corps. But that’s different than a franchise player, a difference maker, the kind of player, for instance, that may be available next June when Connor McDavid, Dylan Strome, Jack Eichel, Noah Hanifan, Pavel Zacha, and others become available t ...
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2 weeks ago

Weekend Takeaways: Time for Coyotes to blow it up?

Nov 3 2014 11:02am CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

For as long as the Coyotes have wandered in the Arizona desert, it’s peculiar that they are still without a true franchise player. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, to be sure, is an elite, young defenceman, a cornerstone for a blue line corps. But that’s different than a franchise player, a difference maker, the kind of player, for instance, that may be available next June when Connor McDavid, Dylan Strome, Jack Eichel, Noah Hanifan, Pa ...
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Colorado Avalanche: Is Nathan MacKinnon the Fastest Skater in the NHL?

Nov 3 2014 3:56am CST | Source: Bleacher Report

Is Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon as fast as the commercial says he is? As part of CCM's new TV ad, the 19-year-old Avalanche star races Canadian Olympian Charles Hamelin to see who has the better acceleration. Check out the video here: Though the commercial is hardly a scientific study, MacKinnon's spot in the ad has stirred a debate: Who is the fastest skater in the NHL today? The Canadian Press covered this topic, ...
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