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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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Top 4 Jets prospects getting lots of ice time

Sep 29 2014 3:42pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

WINNIPEG — Some of Winnipeg’s young NHL prospects have been getting a lot of ice time during the pre-season but things look to get a little tighter as the week progresses, coach Paul Maurice said Monday. "Our younger players especially, or those guys that are fighting for spots, now have to do something to get back into the lineup," he said as the team prepared to leave for Edmonton for the first three pre-season games this week. "There’s just not many spots. ...
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Top 4 Jets prospects getting lots of ice time

Sep 29 2014 3:42pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

WINNIPEG — Some of Winnipeg’s young NHL prospects have been getting a lot of ice time during the pre-season but things look to get a little tighter as the week progresses, coach Paul Maurice said Monday. "Our younger players especially, or those guys that are fighting for spots, now have to do something to get back into the lineup," he said as the team prepared to leave for Edmonton for the first three pre-season games this week. "T ...
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Top 4 Jets prospects getting lots of ice time

Sep 29 2014 3:42pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

WINNIPEG — Some of Winnipeg’s young NHL prospects have been getting a lot of ice time during the pre-season but things look to get a little tighter as the week progresses, coach Paul Maurice said Monday. "Our younger players especially, or those guys that are fighting for spots, now have to do something to get back into the lineup," he said as the team prepared to leave for Edmonton for the first three pre-season games this week. "T ...
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Top 4 Jets prospects getting lots of ice time

Sep 29 2014 3:42pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

WINNIPEG — Some of Winnipeg’s young NHL prospects have been getting a lot of ice time during the pre-season but things look to get a little tighter as the week progresses, coach Paul Maurice said Monday. "Our younger players especially, or those guys that are fighting for spots, now have to do something to get back into the lineup," he said as the team prepared to leave for Edmonton for the first three pre-season games this week. "There’s just not ma ...
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Top 4 Jets prospects getting lots of ice time

Sep 29 2014 3:42pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

WINNIPEG — Some of Winnipeg’s young NHL prospects have been getting a lot of ice time during the pre-season but things look to get a little tighter as the week progresses, coach Paul Maurice said Monday. "Our younger players especially, or those guys that are fighting for spots, now have to do something to get back into the lineup," he said as the team prepared to leave for Edmonton for the first three pre-season games this week. "There’s just ...
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Sep 24 2014 10:29pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

WINNIPEG — We like our hockey players humble, us Canadians. Score one, and you’d better not celebrate too hard. Score 40, and we have come to expect a lot of talk about how great your linemates were, and some praise for the organization and coach for giving you the chance. Act like you’ve been there before. More NHL on Sportsnet: Subscribe: Rogers GameCentre Live Rogers Hometown Hockey | Broadcast Schedule So perhaps t ...
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Kane dances around question about future with Jets

Sep 24 2014 10:29pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

WINNIPEG — We like our hockey players humble, us Canadians. Score one, and you’d better not celebrate too hard. Score 40, and we have come to expect a lot of talk about how great your linemates were, and some praise for the organization and coach for giving you the chance. Act like you’ve been there before. More NHL on Sportsnet: Subscribe: Rogers GameCentre Live Rogers Hometown Hockey | Broadcast Schedule So perhaps that’s where the disconnect began between Evander Kane an ...
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Kane dances around question about future with Jets

Sep 24 2014 10:29pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

WINNIPEG — We like our hockey players humble, us Canadians. Score one, and you’d better not celebrate too hard. Score 40, and we have come to expect a lot of talk about how great your linemates were, and some praise for the organization and coach for giving you the chance. Act like you’ve been there before. More NHL on Sportsnet: Subscribe: Rogers GameCentre Live Rogers Hometown Hockey | Broadcast Schedule So perhaps th ...
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Kane dances around question about future with Jets

Sep 24 2014 10:29pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

WINNIPEG — We like our hockey players humble, us Canadians. Score one, and you’d better not celebrate too hard. Score 40, and we have come to expect a lot of talk about how great your linemates were, and some praise for the organization and coach for giving you the chance. Act like you’ve been there before. More NHL on Sportsnet: Subscribe: Rogers GameCentre Live Rogers Hometown Hockey | Broadcast Schedule So perhaps that’s where the disconnect began between Evander Kane ...
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