The Jets Lock Up Blake Wheeler For Six More Years

The Jets Lock Up Blake Wheeler For Six More Years

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The Winnipeg Jets started the arbitration process with dates for three hearing, but as of last night, that number is now down to one as they locked up forward Blake Wheeler to a long-term deal.

The Jets opened up the vaults, giving Wheeler a six-year deal worth $33.6 million, a $5.6 million salary cap hit.

The 26-year old right winger scored 19 goals last season, his second highest total since his rookie season, and he did it in 48 games. He finished the year with 41 points, tied for 29th in the league.

In 372 career games, Wheeler has scored 93 goals, added 139 assists for 232 points. He has amassed 228 penalty minutes in six season.

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