Blake Wheeler, Now Jets Captain, Has Carved Out Nice Career In Winnipeg

by abournenesn

Oct 17, 2016

Blake Wheeler was an afterthought in 2011 when the Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup Final.

Traded in February of that season to the then-Atlanta Thrashers, the scuffling 24-year-old brought forward Rich Peverley to Boston, the latter playing a pivotal role in helping Boston raise Lord Stanley’s Cup.

But since the trade, Wheeler hasn’t scored fewer than 61 points in a full 82-game season, the Winnipeg Jets recently named Wheeler their captain.

Wheeler’s performance is the subject of Monday’s EchoStor Data Center on NESN’s “Bruins Faceoff Live.” Take a closer look at his numbers with the Jets and hear what he had to say about being named captain in the video above.

Thumbnail photo via Bruce Fedyck/USA TODAY Sports Images

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