View Full Version : Wheeler to join Red Bull Munchen of German league
You can add Blake Wheeler's name to the growing list of players heading overseas while the NHL lockout continues.
The Winnipeg Jets forward has signed with EHC Red Bull Munchen of the German Elite League.
Time’s right for Jets Wheeler to take flight
Blake Wheeler simply got tired of waiting for the lockout to end.
So after his wife Sam gave birth to a baby boy just over a week ago, the Winnipeg Jets right-winger seriously started looking at his options overseas, ultimately deciding to sign a deal with EHC Red Bull Munchen of the German Elite League.
“It’s time to get moving,” Wheeler said in a telephone interview from Minneapolis. “Munich is a great city, the DEL is a good league and all of that made it a good opportunity to keep developing, skill-wise and get back into game shape, which is probably the most important thing. “I have quite a few buddies that I’ve played college with (at the University of Minnesota) that are over there and playing well. It helps your comfort level. It should be a really good experience. I’m excited.”
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