It was always Wheeler

Jets make the best choice available for new captain

Winnipeg Jets right winger Blake Wheeler was named the second captain of the Winnipeg Jets since their move to Winnipeg on his 30th birthday. The fit is perfect and the decision was likely a very easy one.

There was talk of Dustin Byfuglien. And rightfully so, there is very little argument amongst those in the know that the Winnipeg Jets are Byfuglien’s team. He is the guy this team looks to in and outside the dressing room. But Dustin Byfuglien as captain just wouldn’t be the right fit, and as much as he says the role would be an honour, he likely wasn’t thrilled about the idea of wearing the C on his jersey.
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