|Born||July 18, 1989,|
Central Saanich, BC, CAN
|6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
208 lb (94 kg; 14 st 12 lb)
|NHL team||Dallas Stars|
|NHL Draft||129th overall, 2007|
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.
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.
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.
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]
|Competitor for Canada|
|World Junior Championships|
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]
- Won a World Junior gold medal with Team Canada in 2009.
- Named to the WHL West First All-Star Team in 2009.
- Won the Ed Chynoweth Cup with the Kelowna Rockets in 2009.
- Won the Ed Chynoweth Trophy (Leading Scorer in the Memorial Cup) in 2009.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
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- Jamie Benn's career stats at Eliteprospects.com
- Jamie Benn's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Official WHL Profile
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