Wheeler, recently named the captain of the
Wheeler takes over for Andrew Ladd who was traded to Chicago at the deadline. The team went without a captain for the remainder of the season. Wheeler was the obvious choice having been with the team since their days in Atlanta. The 30-year-old provides the perfect combination of experience and productive that will command respect in the locker room.
Wheeler has been the focal point of the
Blake Wheeler netted the game-winning goal to go along with four hits, two blocked shots and a plus-1 rating in a 2-1 win over the Ducks on Tuesday.
Wheeler now has points in nine straight and in 12 of his last 13, as he is continuing to tear it up out in Winnipeg. In that 13 game stretch, he has six goals and six assists. He has been very productive in that stretch, racking up 43 shots on goal and 25 hits in that span.