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Quotable: Jamie Benn Named Captain of the Dallas Stars

Thursday, 09.19.2013 / 4:14 PM / News
By Mark Stepneski
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Quotable: Jamie Benn Named Captain of the Dallas Stars

Here are some quotes from today’s announcement that Jamie Benn has been named captain of the Dallas Stars.

Stars GM Jim Nill

“When you think of Jamie Benn, why should he be the next captain? He’s a fierce competitor, he leads by example and he wants to win. The bigger the game the bigger he plays. We’ve talked in the organization about being an every day player and Jamie exemplifies that. It’s about guys that come to play every day, bring it in practice every day on the ice and off it. That’s what Jamie is going to bring as we continue to grow this organization. He’s respected on and off the ice, he’s humble and he’s a good person. He’s also one of the up and coming stars in this new NHL game.”

Jamie Benn

“I knew there was a bit of a hint I might be captain this year and I definitely took it seriously. I had a good summer of training and coming into this year I wanted to be the captain of this team. I am looking forward to it.

“I am not going to change anything just because I am wearing the “C.” I am who I am. I want to go out on the ice and lead by example. That’s what I do best, play hard for my teammates. I want to keep doing that and set a good example on and off the ice.”

Stars alternate captain Ray Whitney on Benn

“You can tell Jamie has been different in camp this year than last year. Not that he had a problem or anything last year, but you could tell by the condition he came in. You could tell the way he was conducting himself off the ice that it’s a little different for him, and now that he is the captain it is going to be even more different for him. You are not just the captain during the season, you are the captain year round. Everything you do off the ice reflects you as the captain and your organization. It’s going to be more of a spotlight. It’s kind of forcing him to become a man quickly. I know he has accepted that and is willing to go with it.”

Stars alternate captain Stephane Robidas on Benn

“He really wants to take his game to the next level. He puts a lot of pressure on himself. He wants to be the leader of this team and he deserves it. The way he prepared himself over the summer, the way he showed up to training camp, the way he handles himself on and off the ice. He’s mature as a player even though he is only 24. He’s really matured since I first saw him. It’s a real evolution and that’s a positive sign. We’re very fortunate to have a young leader like that, a guy who can take a game over and be our leader.”

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Hockey League or Dallas Stars Hockey Club. Mark Stepneski is an independent writer whose posts on DallasStars.com reflect his own opinions and do not represent official statements from the Dallas Stars.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 66 42 17 7 196 179 91
2 NSH 66 41 18 7 196 162 89
3 STL 64 40 19 5 198 162 85
4 CHI 64 38 21 5 188 152 81
5 MIN 64 35 22 7 181 164 77
6 WPG 65 32 21 12 180 175 76
7 VAN 63 36 24 3 182 173 75
8 CGY 64 35 25 4 182 165 74
9 LAK 63 30 21 12 171 164 72
10 SJS 65 32 25 8 185 183 72
11 DAL 65 29 26 10 203 215 68
12 COL 64 28 25 11 170 183 67
13 ARI 64 20 37 7 139 218 47
14 EDM 64 18 36 10 145 213 46

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 65 23 38 -3 61
T. Seguin 55 29 30 0 59
J. Spezza 65 15 37 -5 52
J. Klingberg 51 10 25 4 35
T. Daley 61 16 17 -10 33
C. Eakin 62 15 15 -1 30
A. Goligoski 65 3 24 3 27
A. Hemsky 59 9 17 -9 26
A. Roussel 63 12 12 -12 24
S. Horcoff 61 9 14 3 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 26 13 10 .905 2.98
J. Enroth 14 25 2 .901 3.26
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