Blake Wheeler is striped of captaincy ahead of 2022-23 season.

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This decision comes as a surprise to many, given Wheeler’s strong leadership qualities and steady presence on the Jets’ roster. It is speculated that the move was made in an effort to light a fire under the team ahead of what promises to be a competitive season.

Wheeler, who has been with the Jets since they relocated from Atlanta in 2011, has been an excellent captain for the team. He is a strong leader both on and off the ice, and is respected by his teammates.

This move will no doubt have an impact on the Jets’ locker room, but it remains to be seen how big of an impact it will have on their on-ice performance. Only time will tell if this is a stroke of genius or a recipe for disaster.

The team announced Tuesday morning that Wheeler will be stripped of his captaincy ahead of the 2022-23 season. Blake Wheeler has been the captain of the Jets since 2016, when he was named to the position after Andrew Ladd was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Wheeler, 33, is in the final year of his contract with the Jets and will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.

The Jets have not named a new captain yet, but Mark Scheifele and Dustin Byfuglien are likely candidates to take over the role." Blake Wheeler is no longer the captain of the Winnipeg Jets. The team announced Tuesday morning that Wheeler will be stripped of his captaincy ahead of the 2022-23 season.

Blake Wheeler has been the captain of the Jets since 2016, when he was named to the position after Andrew Ladd was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks. Wheeler, 33, is in the final year of his contract with the Jets and will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.

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