Social Networks
  • RSS

Quotable: Jamie Benn Named Captain of the Dallas Stars

Thursday, 09.19.2013 / 3:14 PM CT / News
By Mark Stepneski
Share with your Friends

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 reflect his own opinions and do not represent official statements from the Dallas Stars.




1 DAL 22 17 5 0 78 57 34
2 STL 22 14 6 2 58 53 30
3 LAK 21 13 8 0 53 46 26
4 SJS 21 13 8 0 58 51 26
5 MIN 19 11 5 3 57 51 25
6 NSH 20 11 6 3 51 50 25
7 CHI 21 11 8 2 57 55 24
8 WPG 22 10 10 2 58 68 22
9 VAN 22 8 8 6 63 60 22
10 ARI 20 10 9 1 55 59 21
11 ANA 22 8 10 4 42 57 20
12 COL 21 8 12 1 60 62 17
13 CGY 22 8 13 1 53 79 17
14 EDM 21 7 13 1 55 64 15


J. Benn 22 16 16 9 32
T. Seguin 22 12 19 8 31
J. Klingberg 22 4 20 11 24
P. Sharp 22 8 10 4 18
J. Spezza 22 8 8 0 16
A. Hemsky 21 3 8 2 11
C. Eakin 22 6 4 3 10
J. Demers 19 4 6 6 10
A. Roussel 20 4 5 7 9
V. Fiddler 22 3 6 2 9
A. Niemi 8 4 0 .907 2.64
K. Lehtonen 9 1 0 .921 2.41 is the official Web site of DSE Hockey Club, L.P.  The Stars name and logos are registered trademarks of the NHL and the Stars. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2015 DSE Hockey Club, L.P. and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.

Corporate Partnerships | Contact UsPrivacy Policy | AdChoices | Job Opportunities | Terms of Use | Site Map | Find us on Google+