Blake Wheeler
POSITION: Right Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 5"
BIRTHDATE: 08/31/1986
AGE: 29
DRAFTED: PHX: 2004-5 overall

Has a 6/20 record in NHL shootouts (1 deciding goal) ... 2009-10: Was one of two Bruins to play in all 82 games ... Had seven multiple-point games with his season-high a 2-1=3 effort Jan. 5 at Ottawa , which tied his previous career-high for points in a game ... Had two three-game goal and point streaks, from Jan. 4-7 (4-3=7 totals) and Mar. 11-15 (3-1=4 totals) ... Took his first career fighting major penalty on February 7 in Montreal vs. Ryan O’Byrne ... Played his 100th NHL game on Nov. 14 in Pittsburgh ... Added 1-5=6 totals in 13 playoff games, including two two-point games ... Had a three-game assist & point streak from May 3-7 ... Recorded his first NHL playoff points in a two-assist effort on Apr. 17 at Buffalo and scored his first NHL playoff goal on May 5 in Philadelphia ... 2008-09: Finished second in the league to teammate David Krejci (+37) in plus/minus at +36 ... Finished tied for fifth among NHL rookies in goals (21), tied for sixth in assists (24) and ranked seventh overall in freshman points (45) ... Scored his 20th goal of the season Mar. 31 in Tampa Bay, becoming the first 20-goal Boston rookie since 2005-06 (Brad Boyes, 26) ... Had 11 multiple-point games, including his first career hat trick scored Nov. 6 vs. Toronto ... It came in his 13th NHL game, the fastest hat trick by a Boston rookie since Craig Janney netted three in his fifth game on Mar. 13, 1988 vs. Quebec ... Had a four-game point streak from Nov. 28-Dec. 6 (3-3=6 totals) and had three three-game point streaks as well ... Went 4 for 7 in shootouts and scored the deciding shootout goal on Nov. 22 in Montreal ... Scored his first NHL goal in his first NHL game, Oct. 9 in Colorado, the first Bruin to accomplish that feat since Dec. 20, 2001 (Andy Hilbert vs. Montreal) ... Did not dress for one game (coach’s decision) ... Played for the rookie team in the Young Stars Game at the 2009 NHL All-Star Weekend in Montreal ... Was named MVP of that game with four goals and an assist for five points in the 9-5 rookie win over the sophomores ... Began the season wearing number 42 but changed to 26 on Nov. 6 and scored a hat trick in his first game in the new number ... Went scoreless in eight playoff games, playing his first NHL post-season game on Apr. 16 vs. Montreal ... College: Played three seasons of college hockey at the University of Minnesota before turning pro and foregoing his senior season ... Had 42-54=96 totals with 155 penalty minutes in 127 career college games ... Led the team in scoring in 2007-08 with 15-20=35 totals and earned an All-WCHA Third Team berth ... Juniors: Played one season in the USHL with Green Bay and earned USHL All-Rookie Team honors in 2004-05 ... International: Played for Team USA in the 2006 World Junior Championships (2-0=2 totals in seven games).