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The Winnipeg Jets and forward Blake Wheeler agreed to a six-year, $33.6 million contract Friday night.
The 26-year-old former University of Minnesota star avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to the deal days after the Jets re-signed linemate Bryan Little to a five-year, $23.5 million contract.
Wheeler had a team-high 19 goals and added 22 assists in 48 games last season. He has 93 goals and 139 assists in 327 regular-season games with Boston, Atlanta and Winnipeg.
''Thrilled to be a Jet for 6 more years,'' Wheeler posted on Twitter.
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The Winnipeg Jets decided that the Chicago Blackhawks' convention shouldn't have all of the Friday evening spotlight to themselves, per the Winnipeg Free Press's Gary Lawless:
Blake Wheeler and #nhljets come to terms. We're working on details #bn
— gary lawless (@garylawless) July 27, 2013
Terms for Wheeler are six years and 33.6 million for...
Former @GopherHockey F Blake Wheeler (Plymouth, MN) “@BiggieFunke: Thrilled to be a Jet for 6 more years”
— Let's Play Hockey (@LetsPlay_Hockey) July 27, 2013
While I was on my family vacation, I was surprised to see that the Winnipeg Jets resigned former Minnesota Golden Gophers and Boston Bruin forward Blake Wheeler to a 6-year, 33 Million dollar contract. According...
Lock up another member of the Winnipeg Jets in summer contract games.
Right-winger Blake Wheeler has a new deal with the Jets a six-year pact worth $33.6 million. It heads off next week’s scheduled arbitration hearing.
That makes Wheeler’s new cap hit $5.6 million per season a rise of more than $3 million from last season.