Blake Wheeler
C/RW WPG
1 hour ago

Wheeler was named a finalist for the Mark Messier Leadership Award on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Wheeler is up against the Golden Knights' Deryk Engelland and the Flyers' Wayne Simmonds. The award is given "to the NHL player who exemplifies great leadership qualities to his team on and off the ice during the regular season and who plays a leading role in his community growing the game of hockey." According to a release from the team, Wheeler's off-ice contributions include being an ambassador for the True North Youth Foundation; a role that includes a variety of programs in which the center is interacting and engaging with young hockey players throughout the Winnipeg area.

Blake Wheeler
C/RW WPG
1 week ago

Wheeler found the back of the net, but finished with a minus-3 rating in Sunday's Game 3 defeat to Minnesota.

EDGE Analysis

Despite owning a 2-1 series lead, Winnipeg is waiting on more significant contributions from their captain. After scoring a career-best 91 points in the regular season, Wheeler has just two points -- which both came on the power play -- through three postseason games, as well as only having put a total of five shots on goal.

Blake Wheeler
C/RW WPG
3 weeks ago

Wheeler (rest) will return to the lineup against the Flames on Thursday, Brian Munz of TSN 1290 Winnipeg reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wheeler was always expected to suit up versus Calgary, so this news shouldn't come as a surprise. Coach Paul Maurice is clearly trying to get his guys ready for the playoffs by keeping them fresh down the stretch. The winger will not only rejoin the top line, but should also be back on the top power-play unit.

Blake Wheeler
C/RW WPG
3 weeks ago

Wheeler (rest) will sit out Tuesday evening against host Montreal, Mitchell Clinton of JetsTV reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wheeler reportedly isn't 100 percent from a health standpoint, but that's not unusual this late in the season and there's very little doubt that he'd play if the postseason was already upon us. He leads the team with 89 points (22 goals, 67 assists) through 79 games.

Blake Wheeler
C/RW WPG
3 weeks ago

Wheeler scored in the first and second period Monday, allowing his team to hold off the Senators for a 6-5 victory.

EDGE Analysis

Wheeler has been nothing short of spectacular for the Peggers this season, as his 89 points beats his previous career best (2015-16) by 11 points. He's got three shots to break 90 points for the first time, and all three are manageable matchups, so expect good things from the Jets' star.

Blake Wheeler
C/RW WPG
1 month ago

Wheeler found twine to supplement a power-play assist in Sunday's 5-4 shootout win over the Predators.

EDGE Analysis

Wheeler didn't get a chance to shine in the skills competition, but he helped fantasy owners when it counted the most. His 20th goal of the season took place in the third period and effectively treated fans to bonus hockey. Wheeler continues to get better with age, as he's already established a new career high in points (20 goals, 65 assists) with seven games to go in the regular season.

Blake Wheeler
C/RW WPG
1 month ago

Wheeler picked up two assists in a 3-2 overtime victory over the Ducks on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

The 31-year-old is still looking for his 20th goal of the season, but he continues to rack up the assists. That's 64 this season, which is a career high and the most in the league. He has six assists in the last five games. Because of all the helpers, Wheeler already has a career-high 83 points despite possessing his lowest shooting percentage since 2011-12.

Blake Wheeler
C/RW WPG
1 month ago

Wheeler scored his 19th goal of the season and had an assist in Sunday's win over the Stars.

EDGE Analysis

Wheeler is riding a three-game point streak and is up to 80 points in 72 games. The first-line winger has been producing consistently all season, but this was just his first goal in 11 games. Wheeler's 80 points are a career high, eclipsing the 78 he had during the 2015-16 season. The Jet's captain is an elite offensive producer who should be owned in all formats.

Blake Wheeler
C/RW WPG
1 month ago

Wheeler picked up an assist on the man advantage versus the Predators on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Wheeler is having to find other ways to contribute offensively, as he has six helpers while being stuck in a nine-game goal drought. All but one of his half a dozen assists during his goalless streak have come on the advantage. The winger is firmly cemented on the Jets' top line, so owners should have little doubt that a goal will come (eventually).

Blake Wheeler
C/RW WPG
2 months ago

Wheeler scored a goal and added a power-play assist during Friday's 4-0 win over St. Louis.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran now has four goals and 13 points during an active seven-game point streak, as he's also beginning to generate Hart Trophy buzz. Wheeler has 18 tallies, 53 helpers and 3.43 points per 60 minutes for the campaign, and he projects to continuing posting excellent numbers skating in all situations with Mark Scheifele and Kyle Connor. The trio has established themselves as Winnipeg's top line, and they've combined for a high-end 4.3 goals per hour this season.