Jamie Benn

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Jamie Benn
Jamie Benn 2014.JPG
First year as captain 2013-2014 Season
Born (1989-07-18) July 18, 1989 (age 25)
Victoria, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team Dallas Stars
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 129th overall, 2007
Dallas Stars
Playing career 2009–present

Jamie Benn (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 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 defenceman Jordie Benn, who is also with the Dallas Stars.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Jamie 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 Victoria, British Columbia during the 2005–06 season.

Kelowna Rockets[edit]

Benn was drafted by the Dallas Stars 129th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft from the Victoria Grizzlies of the Junior A British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL). 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, 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.[2]

Dallas Stars[edit]

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.[3]

Benn took an opportunity in February 2011 after teammate Brad Richards concussion to take a leading role with the team where he had a career high 10 game point streak, which included a 6 game goal scoring streak. He contributed to the Stars late season push to return to a playoff position with 23 points in his last 23 games coming back from injury on February 22, 2011.

Benn got to experience alternate captaincy with the Stars in November 2011 when the Stars captain, Brenden Morrow, was out with an injury.

Benn was selected to the 2012 NHL All-Star Game. Although he underwent an appendectomy and missed several games prior to the event, he announced that he would play in the game. During the SuperSkills Competition, Benn participated in the Accuracy Shooting contest and won his leg against Steven Stamkos and 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 Lockout, Benn signed a European contract for the duration of the dispute with the Hamburg Freezers of the German DEL on October 2, 2012.[4] 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.

Jamie Benn was named the sixth captain of the Dallas Stars on September 19, 2013.[5]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for Canada Canada
Ice hockey
Winter Olympics
Gold 2014 Sochi
World Junior Championships
Gold 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, Jamie Benn was named to the Canadian Olympic hockey team for the 2014 Sochi Olympics despite not being invited to the orientation camp during the summer of 2013.[6] 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.[7] 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[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    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
NHL totals 344 116 156 272 256 6 4 1 5 4

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Canada WJC Gold medal icon.svg 6 4 2 6 4
2012 Canada WC 5th 8 3 2 5 4
2014 Canada Oly Gold medal icon.svg 6 2 0 2 4
Junior totals 6 4 2 6 4
Senior totals 14 5 2 7 8

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year Ref
WHL West First All-Star Team 2008–09
Ed Chynoweth Trophy - Memorial Cup Leading Scorer 2009
CHL Memorial Cup All-Star Team 2009 [8]
NHL First All-Star Team 2013–14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stars' Jordie Benn stepping out of brother Jamies shadow". Toronto Sun. 2014-01-23. Retrieved 2014-01-23. 
  2. ^ "Benn nets four as Rockets take down Voltigeurs". TSN. 2009-05-18. Retrieved 2009-12-10. 
  3. ^ "Canucks yield late tying goal but beat Stars in shootout". USA Today. 2009-10-12. Retrieved 2009-10-12. 
  4. ^ "NHL All-Star Jamie Benn joins the Freezers" (in German). Hamburg Freezers. 2012-10-02. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 
  5. ^ "Stars announce Jamie Benn as new captain". Dallas News. 2013-09-19. Retrieved 2013-09-19. 
  6. ^ "Canadian men's team announced". The Sports Network. 2014-01-07. Retrieved 2014-01-07. 
  7. ^ "Jamie Benn gets winner as Team Canada beats Norway". islandsportsnews.com. 2014-02-16. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  8. ^ Memorial Cup All-Star Teams

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Brenden Morrow
Dallas Stars captains
2013–present
Incumbent