Jamie Benn
Born (1989-07-18)July 18, 1989,
Central Saanich, BC, CAN
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
208 lb (94 kg; 14 st 12 lb)
Position Center/Winger
Shoots Left
NHL team Dallas Stars
NHL Draft 129th overall, 2007
Dallas Stars
Playing career 2009–present

Jamie Benn (born July 18, 1989) is a professional ice hockey forward currently playing for 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 also represented Canada at the 2009 World Junior Championships, where he helped capture a gold medal.

He is the younger brother of Texas Stars defenceman Jordie Benn.[1]

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Kelowna Rockets[edit | edit source]

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.[2]

Dallas Stars[edit | edit source]

Benn made the Stars' roster for the 2009–10 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.

International play[edit | edit source]

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold 2009 Canada

Playing in his second WHL season, Benn was named to the 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.

Awards[edit | edit source]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

    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
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
WHL totals 107 79 68 147 139 26 16 28 44 22
AHL totals 24 14 12 26 22
NHL totals 151 44 53 97 97

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