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Jamie Benn Appointed Captain of the Dallas Stars

Thursday, 09.19.2013 / 1:35 PM CT / News
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Jamie Benn Appointed Captain of the Dallas Stars

Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill and Head Coach Lindy Ruff announced today that left wing Jamie Benn has been appointed to serve as team captain, becoming the sixth captain in Dallas Stars history.

Benn, 24, has spent all four seasons of his career with the Stars, leading the team with 33 points (12-21=33) in 41 games during the 2012-13 campaign. This past season, he led the team in shots (110) and was tied for the team lead with three game-winning goals.

"In a very short period of time, Jamie Benn has gone from being an exciting up-and-coming player in the NHL, to being a cornerstone of the franchise," stated Nill. "He has steadily grown as a player and as a person. He conducts himself each and every day in a professional way and continually leads by example. We fully believe that he will be a driving force in getting this team to the next level - and now he's our captain."

Benn enters the 2013-14 season just seven points shy of 200 for his career, having already registered 193 points in 263 career NHL games (82-111=193). Since his entrance into the League in 2009-10, only Loui Eriksson has compiled more points with the Stars. He has also represented the team at the 2012 NHL All-Star Game in Ottawa, winning the accuracy-shooting portion of the SuperSkills Competition.

Drafted by Dallas in the fifth-round (129th overall) of the 2007 NHL Draft, Benn ranks fifth in points amongst players from his draft class, trailing only Patrick Kane, Sam Gagner, Jakub Voracek and David Perron. He's the only player in that group who was not drafted in the first round that year.

"I'm deeply humbled and honored to be named the captain of the Dallas Stars," stated Benn. "I look forward to representing this organization, my teammates, our fans and this great city in our pursuit to bring another Stanley Cup to Dallas."

The Victoria, British Columbia native has represented Canada on the world stage on two separate occasions, most recently at the 2012 World Championships. He also helped Canada capture the gold medal at the 2009 World Junior Championships, posting six points (4-2=6) in six games at the tournament.

In 2010, the 6-foot-2, 210-pound forward led Dallas' American Hockey League affiliate, the Texas Stars, to the Calder Cup Final, earning 26 points in 24 games (14-12=26). His 14 goals led the entire AHL during the 2010 Calder Cup Playoffs.

Benn succeeds Brenden Morrow, who served as captain from 2006-2013, Mike Modano (2003-2006), Derian Hatcher (1995-2003), Neal Broten (1994-95) and Mark Tinordi who was captain of the club when the team transitioned from Minnesota to Dallas. He served as captain from 1991-1994.

Stephane Robidas and Ray Whitney will serve as the alternate captains for the 2013-14 season.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 58 36 18 4 160 134 76
2 DAL 55 35 15 5 178 147 75
3 STL 56 30 17 9 133 130 69
4 LAK 53 32 18 3 146 124 67
5 SJS 53 28 20 5 154 143 61
6 ANA 53 26 19 8 120 125 60
7 COL 57 28 25 4 153 158 60
8 NSH 54 25 21 8 139 144 58
9 MIN 54 23 21 10 133 134 56
10 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
11 ARI 53 24 23 6 139 163 54
12 CGY 53 25 25 3 143 156 53
13 WPG 54 24 27 3 139 157 51
14 EDM 56 22 29 5 138 168 49

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 55 28 34 16 62
T. Seguin 55 28 32 11 60
J. Klingberg 55 10 36 14 46
J. Spezza 52 18 22 5 40
P. Sharp 55 16 24 -2 40
A. Goligoski 55 4 20 16 24
C. Eakin 55 10 13 0 23
M. Janmark 55 10 10 14 20
J. Demers 48 7 12 16 19
V. Nichushkin 52 6 13 7 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 20 10 5 .908 2.52
K. Lehtonen 15 5 0 .912 2.79
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