Jets' Wheeler lands six-year deal, avoids arbitration hearing
Blake Wheeler signed a six-year deal with the Winnipeg Jets worth more than $33 million on Friday night, thus avoiding a scheduled salary arbitration hearing on Monday.
Wheeler’s deal avoids a salary arbitration hearing that was scheduled for Monday. The 26-year-old was one of five Jets players to file for arbitration, and all but defenseman Zach Bogosian have settled.
Wheeler had a team-high 19 goals last season for the Jets and was second on the team with 41 points.
The deal marks a significant pay raise for Wheeler, who was on a $2.65 million dollar salary.
Thrilled to be a Jet for 6 more years— Blake Wheeler (@BiggieFunke) July 27, 2013
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