Blake Wheeler
C/RW WPG
2 months ago

Wheeler wrapped up the 2017-18 campaign bogged down in a nine-game goalless streak.

EDGE Analysis

Despite his inability to find the back of the net, Wheeler still garnered 11 helpers during his drought. If the winger is disappointed in his postseason performance, he will certainly look back fondly on a regular season, in which he led the team with 91 points (ninth overall in the league) that included a career-high 68 helpers. It was also the 31-year-old's fifth consecutive 20-goal campaign -- a threshold he should certainly be capable of reaching next year. The biggest question looking ahead to 2018-19, is whether Wheeler will be back with Winnipeg next season and, if not, where he might end up landing. Regardless of where he is playing, the Minnesota native figures to be one of the elite-level players coveted by fantasy owners early in their league drafts.

Blake Wheeler
C/RW WPG
3 months ago

Wheeler had two goals, an assist and eight shots on net in Tuesday's 7-4 Game 3 win over Nashville.

EDGE Analysis

Wheeler was the hero for the home side, breaking a 4-4 tie on the power play with 4:59 remaining before sealing the victory with the first of two final-minute empty-net goals scored by the Jets. Winnipeg's captain had been quiet this postseason with only one goal to his name up to this point, but boy did he pick a great time to have his breakout performance.

Blake Wheeler
C/RW WPG
3 months ago

Wheeler notched a helper in Sunday's Game 2 defeat to the Predators.

EDGE Analysis

Wheeler may be bogged down in a four-game goal drought, but he has managed to rack up five assists, 10 shots and eight hits over that stretch. With the double-overtime thrilled, the Minnesotan recorded 27 minutes of ice time Sunday -- including 3:26 with the man advantage. If the Jets are going to make it to the Western Conference finals, they will need the winger to start finding the back of the net.

Blake Wheeler
C/RW WPG
3 months 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
3 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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.