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BLAKE WHEELER
Sport Discipline: Men
Position: Forward
Height: 6-5
Weight: 205
DOB: 8/31/86
Birthplace: Robbinsdale, Minn.
Hometown: Robbinsdale, Minn.
Current Residence: Winnipeg, Manitoba
High School: Breck High School (Minneapolis, Minn.)
College: University of Minnesota
Team: Winnipeg Jets
ROAD TO SOCHI
Now in his sixth NHL season, Wheeler has used his mix of skill and size to become one of the better power forwards in the league. Since 2011-12, he has averaged just under a point-per-game and is currently on pace to best his career-highs in goals and assists in 2013-14 with the Winnipeg Jets.
PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2011 World Championship, 8th
  • 2006 World Junior Championship, 4th
  • WCHA Final Five MVP honoree (2007)
  • USHL All-Rookie Team selection (2005)
PERSONAL
Son of Patricia and Jim Stepan…Has a sister, Brooke…He and his wife, Sam Stepan, have a 1-year-old son, Louie…Selected by the Phoenix Coyotes in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
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