Wheeler on Bruin's Roster

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Wheeler on Bruin's Roster

Post by mainefan » Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:26 am

BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Bruins cut five players from their roster Tuesday and kept promising rookie forward Blake Wheeler, a first-round draft choice in 2004.

The Bruins released forward Peter Schaefer and planned to waive him and assign him to Providence of the AHL. They also placed forwards Nate Thompson and Jeremy Reich on waivers for the purpose of assigning them to Providence, and assigned defenseman Matt Hunwick to Providence and forward Carl Soderberg to Malmo in Sweden.

Wheeler was the fifth choice in the 2004 draft by Phoenix, but played instead with Green Bay of the United States Hockey League for one year and at the University of Minnesota for two.

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Post by MNHockey75 » Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:53 pm

Congrats to Blake. Just hearing his name reminds me of the 5A section championship game against Blake School his Junior year. What a performance. What a disappointment Peter Schaefer has been in his young career. You'll be seeing a lot of Matt Hunwick down the road, he's a good player.

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Post by MnPride2 » Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:11 am

Blake looked pretty good last night,had his chances just couldn`t quite get it done,gonna take some time for him to get used to the pace,i think he will be doing just fine by mid season.

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Post by Reggie » Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:56 pm

Scored his first goal against Colorado and looked solid against the Wild on Saturday night.

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Post by fargo7 » Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:40 am

I thought he was drafted by Phoenix. How did he end up in Boston?

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Re: Wheeler

Post by wbmd » Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:50 pm

fargo7 wrote:I thought he was drafted by Phoenix. How did he end up in Boston?
Basically, he refused to sign with Phoenix and became a free agent this past summer.

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Post by 218er » Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:34 pm

He is doing fantastic. Gretzky made a huge mistake with this one. Good job Blake!!!!

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Post by Stealth » Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:27 am

Rookie of the year? =D>

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