Posted: Fri July 26, 2013 11:08PM; Updated: Fri July 26, 2013 11:12PM

Jets, Blake Wheeler agree to six-year, $33.6 million deal

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Blake Wheeler had a team-high 19 goals with 22 assists in 48 games for the Jets last season.
Blake Wheeler had a team-high 19 goals with 22 assists in 48 games for the Jets last season.
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WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) -- The Winnipeg Jets and forward Blake Wheeler agreed to a six-year, $33.6 million contract Friday night.

The 26-year-old former University of Minnesota star avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to the deal days after the Jets re-signed linemate Bryan Little to a five-year, $23.5 million contract.

Wheeler had a team-high 19 goals and added 22 assists in 48 games last season. He has 93 goals and 139 assists in 327 regular-season games with Boston, Atlanta and Winnipeg.

"Thrilled to be a Jet for 6 more years," Wheeler posted on Twitter.

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