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Jets, Blake Wheeler agree to deal

Blake Wheeler led the Jets with 19 goals 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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