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Jamie Benn

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Biographical Info

One of the most elite players in the NHL today, Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn brings a combination of speed and skill that excites hockey fans every time he steps on the ice. Born in 1989 in Victoria, British Columbia, Benn junior career began in 2006/07, when he played with the Victoria Grizzlies of the BCHL. He was teammates with his older brother Jordie during his BCHL career. Jamie and Jordie would also go on to be teammates in the NHL with Dallas. After a strong rookie season in the BCHL, Benn was drafted in the 5th round, 129th overall in the 2007 NHL Draft. After being drafted, Benn would make the jump to Major Junior and play 2 seasons with the Kelowna Rockets of the WHL. In 107 career games with the Rockets, Benn scored 147 points. Benn would also win a Gold Medal with Team Canada at the 2009 World Junior Hockey Championships, scoring 6 points in 6 games. Benn would make the jump to the NHL straight from juniors, scoring 41 points in 82 games in his 2009/10 rookie season. Although Benn has been a consistent scoring since entering the NHL, Benn took his game to a new level in 2014/15, scoring 87 points in 82 games, claiming the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL’s point’s leader. Benn also won a Gold Medal with Team Canada atthe 2014 Sochi Olympics.

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Updated 4 months ago.