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Mark Scheifele And Blake Wheeler Named All-Stars

As the All-Star selections were released today, I was happy to see that Wheeler and Scheifele will be representing our Jets in San Jose January 26th – 27th. I think it’s safe to say that all Jets fans are more than satisfied that Wheeler and Scheifele were those selected to represent our team at the All-Star game.

This will be Wheeler’s second career (and second straight) All-Star appearance. The 32 year old Plymouth, Minnesota native leads the Jets with 6 goals and 44 assists for a total of 50 point through 39 contests. Wheeler began to finally receive well deserved recognition league wide last year, and that recognition continues this year with another All-Star appearance.
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This will be Scheifele’s first All-Star appearance, although had it not been for an injury that kept him out through All-Star weekend last year i am confident this would be his second. The 25 year old pivot is having a career year, notching 22 goals and 27 assists for 49 points through 39 games, one back of Wheeler for the team lead.
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The Jets will be well represented at the 2019 NHL All-Star weekend for a second straight year, with Wheeler’s second career and second straight appearance, along with Scheifele’s first career appearance.

Snubs:
Dustin Byfuglien (injured): 25 points in 32 games
Patrik Laine: 24 goals in 39 games