Wheeler picked up three assists in Thursday's 6-5 win over Chicago. Wheeler logged 22:29 of ice time Thursday, and his performance gives him eight points in his last five games. In addition to his three assists, Winnipeg's captain fired three shots on goal and posted a plus-4 rating. The 32-year-old American now has four goals and 28 assists through 24 games, ranking ninth overall in total points with 14 apples on the man advantage.
Wheeler extended his point streak to 10 games, posting two assists with a plus-3 rating in a 5-2 victory against the Devils on Sunday. He's been absolutely on fire. During his 10-game point streak, Wheeler only has two goals but 19 points and a plus-8 rating. Wheeler leads the league with 20 assists this season, which shouldn't be a surprise at all since he also led that category in 2017-18 with 68 helpers. He's already averaging more than a point per game, but once Wheeler gets his goal scoring going too, he will be a lethal fantasy weapon.
Wheeler factored into all five Jets goals in their 5-2 home win over the Avalanche on Friday. He scored once and amassed four helpers -- with two apples on the man advantage -- and reached the 400-assist milestone in the process. Basically, you needed to have Wheeler in order to cash in some of the smaller DFS tournaments or single-game contests. One of the elite passers in the league, the brawny winger has an active nine-game point streak with a whopping 17 points (two goals, 15 assists) over that span.
Wheeler picked up two assists -- including one on the power play -- in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Panthers. He's hit the scoresheet in eight straight games, piling up 12 points over that stretch, albeit with only one goal. The 32-year-old now has two goals and 16 points through 14 games, and as long as he has Nikolaj Ehlers and Patrick Laine at the other end of his passes, Wheeler should continue to be among the league leaders in assists.
Wheeler's three assists Thursday in a 4-2 win over the Panthers in Finland extended his point streak to seven games (10 points). Wheeler has one goal and nine assists on the streak and 14 points (two goals, 12 assists) in 13 games this season. His production this season is strong, but Wheeler's goal decline (so far) is a bit troubling. Wheeler has put up at least 23 goals in each of the last five seasons, but is only on pace for about a dozen. That should change, but it's worth monitoring.
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