Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jamie Benn
Jamie Benn was born on July 18, 1989. He was selected 129th overall by the Dallas Stars at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Following a successful junior career which included a trip to the Memorial Cup with the Kelowna Rockets and a gold medal win with the Canadian team at the 2009 World Junior Championships, Benn joined the Stars in 2009-10 and began to establish himself as one of the premier rookies in the league. He recorded an impressive 22 goals in his first NHL season.

Benn then joined the Stars' AHL affiliate in Texas for the club's playoff run. The Stars were eventually defeated in the finals by the Hershey Bears, but Benn impressed with 14 goals and 12 assists in 24 playoff games.

In 2010-11 Benn would continue his progression into an elite goal-scorer. Though limited to just 69 games for the Stars, he matched his previous year's total of 22 goals. The following season (2011-12) Benn bettered that total, notching 26 goals to go along with 37 assists.

In the lockout shortened NHL season, Jamie Benn would commit to the Stars long term, agreeing to a five-year, $26.25 million contract on January 24, 2013. He would later go on to be named the sixth captain of the Dallas Stars' history on September 19, 2013.

In 2014 Benn was selected by to represent team Canada's Men's National Hockey team at the Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Benn proved to be a key part of the team, registering the only goal against team USA in the semi-final match. He and the Canadian team would go on to defeat Sweden to take home the gold medal.

During the 2014-15 season, Benn scored 35 goals and 87 points to win the 2015 Art Ross Trophy. Benn entered the final day of the NHL regular season with 83 points, one behind both Sidney Crosby and John Tavares and moved in front on the strength of a four point (three goals, one assist) performance. Benn recorded 10 points in the final three games of the season to finish with 87 points to earn the first Art Ross Trophy of his career.

Benn would continue to dominate offensively during the 2015-16 season. He finished the season with 89 points, the second most in the NHL behind only Patrick Kane, and reached the 40-goal mark for the first time in his career.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2004-05 Peninsula Eagles Minor-BC
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 10 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 Victoria Grizzlies BCHL 2 0 0 0 2
2007-08 Kelowna Rockets WHL 51 33 32 65 68 +32 7 3 8 11 4
2008-09 Kelowna Rockets WHL 56 46 36 82 71 +27 19 13 20 33 18
2008-09 Canada WJC-A 6 4 2 6 4 0
2008-09 Kelowna Rockets M-Cup 4 5 4 9 8
2009-10 Dallas Stars NHL 82 22 19 41 45 -1
2009-10 Texas Stars AHL 24 14 12 26 22
2010-11 Dallas Stars NHL 69 22 34 56 52 -5
2011-12 Dallas Stars NHL 71 26 37 63 55 +15
2011-12 Canada WC-A 8 3 2 5 4 +4
2012-13 Hamburg Freezers Germany 19 7 13 20 30
2012-13 Dallas Stars NHL 41 12 21 33 40 -12
2013-14 Dallas Stars NHL 81 34 45 79 64 +21 6 4 1 5 4
2013-14 Canada Olympics 6 2 0 2 4 +1
2014-15 Dallas Stars NHL 82 35 52 87 64 +1
2015-16 Dallas Stars NHL 82 41 48 89 64 +7 13 5 10 15 10
2016-17 Dallas Stars NHL 77 26 43 69 66 -9
NHL Totals 585 218 299 517 450 19 9 11 20 14


WHL West First All-Star Team (2009) Ed Chynoweth Trophy (Memorial Cup - Leading Scorer) (2009) NHL First All-Star Team (2014, 2016) NHL Second All-Star Team (2015) Art Ross Trophy (2015) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2012, 2016) Signed as a free agent by Hamburg (Germany), October 3, 2012.
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