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Blake Wheeler Becomes Jets All-Time Points Leader

Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler now has the Winnipeg Jets (and Atlanta Thrashers) record for most points by a player when he tied and then passed Ilya Kovalchuk with a goal and an assist on Saturday afternoon in Minnesota.

Wheeler came into the game needing two points to take the outright lead and with a shorthanded goal in the first period against the Wild he tied the all-time mark at 615 points.

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The Minnesota born Wheeler then took top spot on the franchise leader-board in front of family and friends with an assist on Patrik Laine’s power-play goal in the third period.

Here’s is how the Jets/Thrashers top ten in points looks after today’s game:

1 – Blake Wheeler – 616
2 – Ilya Kovalchuk 615
3 – Bryan Little – 521
4 – (tie) Dustin Byfuglien / Vyacheslav Kozlov – 416
6 – Mark Scheifele – 408
7 – Tobias Enstrom – 308
8 – Andrew Ladd – 305
9 – Marian Hossa – 248
10 – Nikolaj Ehlers – 227