Jamie Benn
Jamie Benn


Jamie Benn
Jamie Randolph Benn (born July 18, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who currently serves as captain of the Dallas Stars of the National

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For the rugby league player, see Jamie Benn (rugby league). For the author, see James R. Benn.

Jamie Benn Benn in October 2014.Born (1989-07-18) July 18, 1989 (age 29)
Victoria, British Columbia, CanadaHeight 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)Position Left WingShoots LeftNHL team
Former teams Dallas Stars
Hamburg FreezersNational team  CanadaNHL Draft 129th overall, 2007
Dallas StarsPlaying career 2009–present

Jamie Randolph Benn[1] (born July 18, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who currently serves as captain of the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL). Benn played his junior hockey career with the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League (WHL) prior to turning professional. He represented Canada at the 2009 World Junior Championships, where he helped capture a gold medal. With Team Canada, he won a gold medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He is the younger brother of defenseman Jordie Benn, who plays for the Montreal Canadiens, and a former teammate of Jamie.[2] In the 2014–15 season, Benn was awarded the Art Ross Trophy as the league's leading scorer with 87 points.

Contents Playing career Junior

Benn grew up playing hockey for the Peninsula Eagles minor hockey association and attended Stelly's Secondary School as a teenager. He played for the Peninsula Panthers of the VIJHL, a local Junior B team located in North Saanich, British Columbia, during the 2005–06 season. Following this he played for the Victoria Grizzlies of the Junior A British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) for parts of three seasons from 2006-2008.

Kelowna Rockets

Benn was drafted by the Dallas Stars 129th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft from the Victoria Grizzlies Following his draft, Benn began his major junior career with the Kelowna Rockets in the WHL. He scored 65 points in his rookie season in 2007–08, then improved to a team-high 46 goals to go with 36 assists and 82 points in just 56 games in 2008–09. After being named to the WHL West First All-Star Team, Benn paced the Rockets with a playoff-leading 33 points en route to the 2009 Ed Chynoweth Cup title. In the subsequent 2009 Memorial Cup tournament, held in Rimouski, Quebec, Benn notched a four-goal game and added an assist in the second round-robin match against the Drummondville Voltigeurs, a 6–4 win, to secure the Rockets a berth in the tournament final. Although Benn's Rockets lost to the Windsor Spitfires 4–1 in the Final, Benn was named to the Tournament All-Star Team, along with teammate Tyler Myers.[3]

Professional Dallas Stars

Benn made the Stars' roster for the 2009–10 season and scored his first NHL goal on October 11, 2009, against Roberto Luongo of the Vancouver Canucks. Benn tied the score 3–3 late in the game, but the Stars lost later in the shootout.[4]

At the end of his rookie season he was sent down to the Stars' AHL affiliate Texas Stars in the suburbs of Austin for the 2010 Calder Cup playoffs. He scored 14 goals and had 26 points in 24 playoffs games as Texas fell to the Hershey Bears in the Calder Cup Finals. Benn later spoke of the experience, “I had a fun summer here...it was a big part of my hockey career and helped me develop my game. I definitely loved playing here.” [5]

Benn during the 2013–14 season. Benn was named the captain of the Dallas Stars during the 2013 off-season.

Benn took an opportunity in February 2011 after teammate Brad Richards' concussion to take a leading role with the team. During the All Star Game's SuperSkills Competition, Benn participated in the Accuracy Shooting contest and won his leg against Steven Stamkos and Jonathan Drouin then the finals against Philadelphia Flyers rookie Matt Read with times of 13.583 and 10.204 seconds respectively.

With the 2012–13 season delayed due to the labour lock-out, Benn signed a contract for the duration of the dispute with the Hamburg Freezers of the German DEL on October 2, 2012.[6] Unable to initially agree to a contract with the Stars, Benn missed the first four games of the shortened NHL season before re-signing to a five-year, $26.25 million contract on January 24, 2013.

Benn was named the sixth captain of the Dallas Stars on September 19, 2013.[7]

On April 11, 2015, Benn scored 4 points in the Stars' last regular season game to finish with 87 points on the season and win the Art Ross Trophy. His final point, a secondary assist with 8.5 seconds left in the game, allowed him to overtake John Tavares for the award.[8]

On July 15, 2016, Benn agreed to an eight-year, $76 million contract extension with Dallas that runs through the 2024-25 NHL season at an average annual value of $9.5 million.[9]

International play
Benn representing Canada Medal record Representing Canada Ice hockey Winter Olympics 2014 Sochi World Junior Championships 2009 Canada

Playing in his second WHL season, Benn was named to Team Canada, along with Kelowna Rockets teammate Tyler Myers, for the 2009 World Junior Championships in Ottawa. He contributed 4 goals and 2 assists in 6 games, helping Canada to its record-tying fifth straight gold medal, defeating Sweden 5–1 in the final. Benn first represented the senior team at the 2012 IIHF World Championship.

On January 7, 2014, Benn was named to the Canadian Olympic hockey team for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi despite not being invited to the orientation camp during the summer of 2013.[10] In his first game as an Olympian, Benn scored the game-winning goal in Canada's first game against Norway in a 3–1 victory.[11] He scored the only goal in a 1–0 win against the United States in the semi-final, to advance Canada to the gold medal game, where they eventually beat Sweden 3–0.

Career statistics Regular season and playoffs     Regular season   Playoffs Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM 2004–05 Peninsula Panthers VIJHL 4 1 2 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 2005–06 Peninsula Panthers VIJHL 38 31 24 55 92 7 5 7 12 20 2005–06 Victoria Salsa BCHL 6 0 0 0 0 — — — — — 2006–07 Victoria Grizzlies BCHL 53 42 23 65 78 11 5 4 9 12 2007–08 Kelowna Rockets WHL 51 33 32 65 68 7 3 8 11 4 2008–09 Kelowna Rockets WHL 56 46 36 82 71 19 13 20 33 18 2009–10 Dallas Stars NHL 82 22 19 41 45 — — — — — 2009–10 Texas Stars AHL — — — — — 24 14 12 26 22 2010–11 Dallas Stars NHL 69 22 34 56 52 — — — — — 2011–12 Dallas Stars NHL 71 26 37 63 55 — — — — — 2012–13 Hamburg Freezers DEL 19 7 13 20 30 — — — — — 2012–13 Dallas Stars NHL 41 12 21 33 40 — — — — — 2013–14 Dallas Stars NHL 81 34 45 79 64 6 4 1 5 4 2014–15 Dallas Stars NHL 82 35 52 87 64 — — — — — 2015–16 Dallas Stars NHL 82 41 48 89 64 13 5 10 15 10 2016–17 Dallas Stars NHL 77 26 43 69 66 — — — — — 2017–18 Dallas Stars NHL 82 36 43 79 54 — — — — — NHL totals 667 254 342 596 504 19 9 11 20 14 International Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM 2009 Canada WJC 6 4 2 6 4 2012 Canada WC 5th 8 3 2 5 4 2014 Canada Oly 6 2 0 2 4 Junior totals 6 4 2 6 4 Senior totals 14 5 2 7 8 Awards and honours Award Year WHL West First All-Star Team 2008–09 Ed Chynoweth Trophy – Memorial Cup Leading Scorer 2009 Ed Chynoweth Cup 2008–09 CHL Memorial Cup All-Star Team 2009 [12] NHL All-Star Game 2012, 2016 First All-Star Team 2013–14, 2015-16 Second All-Star Team 2014–15 Art Ross Trophy 2014–15 References
  1. ^ "Razor With an Edge: Captain Benn". NHL. 2014-10-27. Retrieved 2016-05-29. 
  2. ^ "Stars' Jordie Benn stepping out of brother Jamies shadow". Toronto Sun. 2014-01-23. Retrieved 2014-01-23. 
  3. ^ "Benn nets four as Rockets take down Voltigeurs". TSN. 2009-05-18. Archived from the original on September 19, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-10. 
  4. ^ "Canucks yield late tying goal but beat Stars in shootout". USA Today. 2009-10-12. Retrieved 2009-10-12. 
  5. ^ "Dallas' Benn recovering on Cedar Park ice, eyes trip to NHL playoffs". Austin American Statesman. 2015-09-19. Retrieved 2016-04-06. 
  6. ^ "NHL All-Star Jamie Benn joins the Freezers" (in German). Hamburg Freezers. October 2, 2012. Archived from the original on January 9, 2014. Retrieved October 2, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Stars announce Jamie Benn as new captain". Dallas News. 2013-09-19. Archived from the original on September 21, 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-19. 
  8. ^ Gretz, Adam. "Jamie Benn records assist with 9 seconds to play to win Art Ross Trophy". cbssports.com. April 11, 2015. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
  9. ^ "Jamie Benn signs eight-year extension with Stars". NHL.com. 2016-07-15. Retrieved 2016-07-15. 
  10. ^ "Canadian men's team announced". The Sports Network. 2014-01-07. Archived from the original on July 25, 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-07. 
  11. ^ "Jamie Benn gets winner as Team Canada beats Norway". islandsportsnews.com. 2014-02-16. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  12. ^ Memorial Cup All-Star Teams Archived January 7, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.
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