Winnipeg Jets right winger Blake Wheeler signed autographs for fans at a local sports store on Sunday afternoon, as well as showed off his hockey skills.

Wheeler was at Royal Sports on Pembina Highway for the Get Quick Challenge, a social media campaign that promotes the importance of hockey skills training for young players.

He also signed autographs and posed for photos with fans — something he said he enjoys doing, even on his birthday.

"The passion of the fan base, you know, how supportive and how genuinely excited they are to meet us whenever they see us out in the community, it's really awesome to be a part of," he said