The Atlanta Thrashers traded for Blake Wheeler in 2011 and the gifted playmaker has been rewarding the franchise with that decision ever since.
Wheeler was the 5th Overall Pick in 2004 and there were rumblings that he would never live up to the expectations. The Boston Bruins must have thought so, and Wheeler was shipped off to Atlanta in what was their last year in Georgia. Wheeler finally borke out with a 64-Point year in 2011-12. He followed that with similar stats over the next five years, and had his best season in the NHL in 2017-18 with a league-leading 68 Assists, a Second Team All-Star and an eighth place rank in Hart voting. Wheeler improved on his Assists tally the next year with 71 (though he was only third that year), but matched his 91 Point mark that he had the year before.
The two-time All-Star currently has 651 Points for the second coming of the Jets, and he could overtake Ilya Kovalchuk for the top stop on this list.
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