Wheeler snagged a secondary assist on Mark Scheifele's empty-net tally in Tuesday's victory over Chicago.
Wheeler now has five points in as many outings, while averaging 20:32 of ice time and firing off 23 shots during that stretch. The winger should continue to get plenty of scoring opportunities when you consider that he is second on the team among forwards for ice time per game, including suiting up on the power play and penalty kill. After the All-Star break, the 30-year-old will look to continue his hot streak Tuesday versus St. Louis.
It was the 13th goal of the season for Wheeler, who's going to be relied upon even more than usual with rookie sensation Patrik Laine on injured reserve due to a concussion. Wheeler hasn't produced a power-play goal in the past 10 games, though he's recorded three goals and seven assists over that span. Some may be uncomfortable calling him elite, but we do think this star is high in the sky.
Wheeler collected a pair of power-play assists, but also a minus-3 rating in Thursday's loss to Columbus.
He's got a six-game point streak going, although he's now minus-2 over that span. It's unsurprising that Wheeler's behind his career-best 78-point pace from last season, but the 30-year-old winger remains a highly productive fantasy asset nonetheless.
Wheeler has now recorded a point in three consecutive outings, increasing his goal count to 10 on the year. The
Wheeler notched two assists -- one on the power play -- during Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Oilers.
Wheeler is a stud that keeps on giving. The 30-year-old has now built a three-game point streak, accounting for a goal and three helpers in that span. He's now matched his season-high point streak and something tells us he's just getting started. The winger isn't the top point-getter on Winnipeg, but he's logging heavy ice time -- over 20 minutes per game -- and skates on a lethal top six. You'll want to be around when Wheeler explodes for a big outing.