Team Member Information
SIGNED WITH THE BOSTON BRUINS JULY 1, 2008.
Blake Wheeler was born on August 31, 1986 in Plymouth, Minnesota. He joined the University of Minnesota Gophers men’s hockey team in 2005 for his freshman season.
Blake Wheeler appeared in all 44 games of his sophomore campaign. He ranked fifth on the team in scoring with 38 points on 18 goals. The big forward earned the Tom Mohr Playoff MVP award after scoring four goals and adding an assist in the postseason. His 12 multi-point games ranked best on the team. The Gophers went 22-1-1 when Wheeler scored a point.
Blake Wheeler had a productive freshman campaign, appearing in 39 games and posting numbers of 23 points on nine goals. Wheeler scored a point 16 of his 39 appearances. The Gophers went 10-4-2 when Wheeler tallied a point in his freshman season.
Blake Wheeler played USHL hockey for the Green Bay Gamblers in 2004-05, where he led the club in scoring with 47 points in 58 contests. Wheeler also played hockey at Breck High School in Golden Valley, Minnesota. In 2003-04, Wheeler led the state in scoring with 100 points on 45 goals. Wheeler became the highest drafted high school player since 1983 when the Phoenix Coyotes selected him fifth overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
Blake Wheeler plans to major in applied economics. He likes music, golf and all sports. He is the son of James and Patricia Wheeler. His father was a pitcher in the Detroit Tigers organization.
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