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Jamie Benn | Winger

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
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Jamie Benn is expected to play Thursday night even though coach Lindy Ruff is a little concerned with how to utilize his captain.
Ruff doesn't want Benn to suffer a setback while playing in his first game after hip surgeries. Benn has been in and out of practices and he played in two preseason games, but he'll probably be fine. Oct 8 - 9:26 AM

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As expected, Jamie Benn is taking part in Tuesday's practice.

Coach Lindy Ruff raised some eyebrows when he called Benn's status for Thursday's opener a "mystery." Still, it would be very surprising if he wasn't in the lineup. Benn skated on a line with Tyler Seguin and Cody Eakin during Tuesday's session.
Oct 6 - 11:58 AM

High-scoring forward Jamie Benn of Dallas is a question mark for the Stars' season opener this week, according to coach Lindy Ruff.

Benn and fellow forward Ales Hemsky, both of whom underwent hip surgery during the off-season, did not participate in the Stars' practice Monday and, while Ruff said he expected the pair to practice Tuesday and Wednesday, he said he did not know if they would be ready for Thursday's opener against the Pittsburgh Penguins. "That is the great mystery," the coach was quoted as saying. "I don't know that they know where they are at. They are obviously getting better, but they are still missing practices. Part of this is to make sure that we don't have a setback." Benn finished atop the NHL in scoring last season. He had surgery in late April on one hip and in May on the other. Hemsky's surgery took place in April.
Oct 5 - 10:06 PM

Jamie Benn will draw into the lineup for Tuesday's preseason game against St. Louis.

He has been skating and practicing throughout training camp after undergoing surgery on both hips during the summer. Benn has taken part in a team scrimmage, but this will mark his first preseason action this year. The Stars wanted to get Benn into one or two games before the start of the regular season. Coach Lindy Ruff was reluctant to say if the Dallas captain was 100 percent, but we don't think he would be playing if he wasn't.
Sep 28 - 5:53 PM

Jamie Benn has no doubts that he will be ready to go when the Stars open the regular season.

The NHL's leading scorer last year underwent hip surgeries during the off-season and Dallas has been cautious with him at training camp. Benn took part in his first scrimmage on Monday and he scored a goal in the match. "I felt great," he said. "We made a plan at the start of the summer, and I've been following that plan, and we're where we want to be right now. My legs feel pretty good; I don't get too sore after these skates, and I've done four pretty good days in a row." Benn may get into one or two of the Stars' last exhibition games as a tuneup before the season.
Sep 22 - 1:35 PM

Jamie Benn will not play in the Stars’ scrimmage Sunday.

Not surprising. Benn is still getting to playing shape after offseason hip surgeries -- in April for one and May on the other. "I felt pretty good," he said Friday. "I put in a lot of hard work this summer just working with the trainers and in the gym just trying to get back into practice shape, game shape, and I thought Day 1 went pretty well." Benn had 35 goals and 87 points in 82 games last season.
Sep 19 - 10:52 PM

Jamie Benn (hip) is expected to see limited time during the exhibition schedule.

Stars GM Jim Nill said on Monday that Benn is recovering on schedule and he's slated to start full practices. Still, the team isn't going to rush him back and it's "very doubtful" that the team captain will play in the first four or five preseason games. Dallas wants to make sure that Benn is 100 percent before he plays after he had surgery on both hips during the off-season. Nill would like to see Benn suit up in the last two exhibition contests.
Sep 14 - 4:03 PM

To some, the Dallas Stars are heading toward possible headaches, but the Dallas Morning News' Mike Heika laid out the wisdom of GM Jim Nill's plan.

In particular, Heika notes that the Stars are set to where Patrick Sharp's $5.9 million cap hit will expire when Jamie Benn's bargain deal is over, so they could basically send that money to their captain. The Stars are very much in win-now mode, which makes them a very intriguing fantasy proposition.
Aug 30 - 2:08 PM

Jamie Benn has been skating more each week, but he's trying not to rush his recovery from double hip surgery.

"I'm skating three times a week now — it's just working on the edges really," he said. "Workouts are picking up, but it's still controlled. I get pretty antsy at times, but the trainers remind me that I've got plenty of time and just take it slow." Benn admits that he's anxious to be ready for opening night because he wants to help the Stars get off to a strong start. He also likes the additions of former Blackhawks Patrick Sharp and Johnny Oduya due to their experience and leadership.
Aug 5 - 6:31 PM

Jamie Benn (hip surgeries) believes he's ahead of schedule.

"We still have a long time to go here before training camp and the season starts, so I am in no rush," Benn said. "I am going to take it day-by-day, nice and slow. I think the main thing is that I don’t want any setbacks. I am definitely happy with my progress." Benn is already skating while an earlier timetable suggested that wouldn't happen until August. He was dealing with hip problems for the better part of the 2014-15 campaign and still managed to score 35 goals and 87 points in 82 games.
Jul 9 - 9:57 AM

Jamie Benn officially took home the Art Ross Trophy on Wednesday night.

The award is for the player who scores the most points during the regular season, which Benn was able to capture with a magical four-point night to overtake both Sidney Crosby and John Tavares on the season's final night. Benn had a career season, setting new highs in goals (35), assists (52), and points (87). He also became the first Stars player to capture the award in franchise history.
Jun 24 - 9:37 PM

Jamie Benn is progressing well from surgery earlier this month to both of his hips.

Benn is doing rehab as per schedule and should be ready to participate in training camp without restrictions. That's good news for those of you who own the Stars' captain after his breakout season in which he led the NHL in scoring. Ales Hemsky and Trevor Daley, who also both had hip surgeries, are also progressing in schedule.
May 23 - 12:43 PM

Jamie Benn plans to stay in North Texas over the summer.

Benn would typically go home to Victoria, British Columbia, but he thinks staying put will improve his chances of smoothly rehabbing from two hip surgeries. "I've got one shot to do this right, and I don't want to mess it up, so I want to stay around all of the trainers and doctors and make sure I have the best care possible," Benn said. Despite his hip problems, Benn had 35 goals and 87 points in 82 contests in 2014-15.
May 15 - 9:51 AM

Jamie Benn had his second hip surgery in a week this past Monday.

He is slated to be skating in August and could be ready for the start of the regular season if he progresses as expected. According to head athletic trainer Dave Zeis, Benn has responded well from the procedures thus far. Benn played through the issue for most of the season and he led the league in scoring with 87 points in 82 games.
May 6 - 12:15 PM

Jamie Benn is one of the three finalists for the Ted Lindsay Award.

Like the Hart Trophy, the Ted Lindsay Award goes to the league's MVP. The difference is that the Hart is handled by PHWA while the players themselves vote on the Ted Lindsay Award. The writers and players both agreed on Alex Ovechkin and Carey Price this season, but they differ on Benn. The writers' third nominee was John Tavares instead. Benn won the scoring title with 87 points in 82 contests. Tavares only finished one point behind though and had 38 goals to Benn's 35. Tavares' Islanders also made the playoffs, which many Hart Trophy voters likely took into consideration.
May 5 - 7:06 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Tyler Seguin
2Jason Spezza
3Cody Eakin
4Vernon Fiddler
5Mattias Janmark
LW1Jamie Benn
2Patrick Sharp
3Antoine Roussel
4Travis Moen
RW1Valeri Nichushkin
2Ales Hemsky
3Patrick Eaves
4Colton Sceviour
5Brett Ritchie
D1Alex Goligoski
2John Klingberg
3Johnny Oduya
4Jason Demers
5Jordie Benn
6Jyrki Jokipakka
7Patrik Nemeth
8Jamie Oleksiak
G1Kari Lehtonen
2Antti Niemi