Jaime Benn or Jamie Randolph Benn is a professional hockey forward and captain of the NHL’s Dallas Stars. Before Jamie Benn decided to be a professional hockey player, he started as a junior hockey player for the Kelowna Rockets, a member of the Western Hockey League. During the 2009 World Junior Championships, Benn represented Canada and helped his team win a gold medal. When he was in Tam Canada, Benn managed to in a gold medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics, held in Sochi, Russia. In this article, we are going to know more about the playing career of an iconic Dallas Stars player, Jamie Benn.
Playing Career of Jamie Benn
Jamie Benn first played hockey for the Peninsula Eagles minor hockey association when he was just a teenager. After that, he played for the Peninsula Panthers of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League for the 2005-2006 season. Jamie Benn played for the Victoria Grizzlies the following season, and he stayed with the team from 2006 to 2008.
During the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Benn was drafted by the Dallas Stars from the Victoria Grizzlies. After that, he began his official junior career with the Kelowna Rockets in the Western Hockey League. On his rookie season in 2007-2008, Benn scored a total of 65 points. He managed to improve it to a team-high of 46 goals with 82 points and 36 assist in just 56 games during 2008-2009.
During the 2009-2010 season, Jamie Benn finally made it to the Star’s roster, and he scored his first goal in the NHL in October 2009. During that season, Benn also managed to tie the score 3-3 in the last parts of the game. However, the Dallas Stars lost later in the shootout.
Jaime Benn was sent to be a member of the Stars’ AHL affiliate, Texas Stars, towards the end of his rookie season. The team played in the 2010 Calder Cup playoffs, where Benn managed to score 14 goals and 26 points in 24 playoff games. However, the Texas Stars still lost to the Hershey Bears in the finals of the Calder Cup.
In 2011, Jamie Benn took the opportunity to lead the Texas Stars after his teammate; Brad Richards had a concussion. The 2012-2013 season was delayed because of a labor lock-out that is why Jaime Benn decided to sign a contract with the Hamburg Freezers, a team from a German hockey league, in 2012. This was also why Benn was unable to agree to have an agreement with the Stars initially, which is why Jaime Benn missed the first four games of the NHL season. After that, he signed a five-year contract with the Dallas Stars. In September of 2013, Jaime Benn was named as Dallas Stars’ sixth captain.
In April 2015, Benn managed to score four points during the Dallas Stars’ last regular-season game. He also managed to win an Art Ross Trophy that same year and signed an eight-year contract with the Stars for $75 million. The agreement states that he will be playing for the Dallas Stars until the 2024-2025 NHL season.