Wheeler biggest bright light of Jets season

Winnipeg Jets forward Blake Wheeler chases the puck against the Boston Bruins during NHL action at...

Winnipeg Jets forward Blake Wheeler chases the puck against the Boston Bruins during NHL action at MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Man., on April 10, 2014. (Kevin King/Winnipeg Sun/QMI Agency)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

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Blake Wheeler took his game to another level this season.

Posting career bests for the Winnipeg Jets in goals (28) and points (69) backs up the sentiment, but he also tied for the team lead with four game-winning goals, added eight on the power play and became a valued member of the penalty-killing unit.

It’s true he went 14 games without a goal during the month of November (six assists), but during the final 54 games of the season, Wheeler was dynamic, producing 23 goals and 52 points, showing once again he has the potential to be a point-per-game player while exhibiting tremendous speed and an ability to blow past defenders and drive to the net.

Add it all up and that's why Wheeler edged first-line centre Bryan Little as the Jets’ Most Valuable Player in the annual Winnipeg Sun awards.


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