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Jamie Benn | Winger | #14

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 5 (129) / DAL
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Jamie Benn will likely sit out the first few games of the preseason.
Benn underwent surgery on a core muscle and although he's able to participate in practices, the Stars don't want to rush him into (meaningless) game action. The 27-year-old has been one of the best point producing forwards over the last few seasons and that shouldn't change in 2016-17. He scored 41 goals and 89 points in 82 games last season. Sep 24 - 10:55 AM

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Jamie Benn (core muscle surgery) is expected to be 100 percent healthy for the start of the regular season.

Benn's injury forced him to pull out of the World Cup, but it shouldn't keep him from being completely healthy when it matters most. It's good news for his fantasy stock, as he's been a point-producing machine over the last two seasons. Benn scored 41 goals and 89 points in 82 games last season. He should be a top-five pick in most fantasy drafts.
Aug 23 - 4:43 PM

Jamie Benn (core muscle surgery) won't take part in the World Cup of Hockey.

Benn was named to Team Canada and was hoping to be healthy enough to play in the tournament, but that's not the case. Sharks forward Logan Couture will take Benn's spot on Canada's roster.
Aug 23 - 12:11 PM

Jamie Benn hopes to be recovered from his core muscle surgery in time to play in the World Cup of Hockey.

He intends to ramp up his rehab efforts this coming week and perhaps return to the ice. Benn feels like he is progressing nicely, but he won't rush anything before he is ready.
Jul 30 - 4:46 PM

The Dallas Stars aren't concerned about the fact that Jamie Benn has undergone surgery in each of the last two summers.

Benn recently had an operation for a core muscle surgery and not long after that was reported, Dallas and Benn agreed to an eight-year, $76 million extension. "He was just doing some offseason training on his own, and just felt a little tinge of something, so we got him checked over, they brought him in. It's a surgery, but it's nothing major," Stars GM Jim Nill explained with regards to Benn's surgery. Nill described Benn's probably as kind of like a stomach pull rather than any kind of tear. Benn might still play in the World Cup, but no final decision has been made.
Jul 18 - 1:37 PM

Jamie Benn has signed an eight-year, $76 million extension with the Dallas Stars.

That gives Benn a $9.5 million annual cap hit. Benn still has a season left on his five-year, $26.25 million deal, so this new contract will run through 2024-25. In other words, this sets him up to play with Dallas until just before his 36th birthday. His cap hit will be on par with Evgeni Malkin's, above Sidney Crosby ($8.7 million) and Corey Perry ($8.625 million), but still below Anze Kopitar ($10 million), Patrick Kane ($10.5 million), and Jonathan Toews ($10.5 million). It's also less than Steven Stamkos recently took (eight-year, $68 million). At the end of the day, Benn is a top-tier player and thus is worthy of this contract. There's an argument to be made that the more he was willing to leave on the table, the more likely Dallas was to win the Stanley Cup. As it is, this contract is substantial, but it's not jarring. The Stars should still be able to maintain a strong core that also includes Tyler Seguin (who isn't eligible to be an UFA until 2019).
Jul 15 - 8:39 PM

Jamie Benn had a core muscle injury that led to surgery.

Benn had the operation on Thursday and is expected to need six weeks to recover. So as long as there are no setbacks, he should be fine for the start of the regular season.
Jul 15 - 3:57 PM

Steven Stamkos' recently signed contract extension might be good news for the Dallas Stars.

The Stars can re-sign Jamie Benn as early as July 1 and Stamkos' contract could be used as a baseline to determine what Benn's market value is. Had Stamkos entered the free agent market, it wouldn't have been surprising to see him walk away with over $10 million per season, but he ended up agreeing to an $8.5 million annual cap hit to stay in Tampa Bay. Perhaps that will encourage Benn to do the same, which would make things a little easier on Dallas.
Jun 30 - 8:54 AM

Dallas GM Jim Nill intends to sign Jamie Benn to an extension after July 1.

"Jamie's not going anywhere," he said. "We'll get something done." Benn has one more season left on a five-year, $26.25 million deal and he will get a significant pay bump. The Stars captain has topped 85 points in each of his last two seasons and he tallied 41 goals in 2015-16.
Jun 25 - 4:19 PM

Dallas has started discussing a new deal with Jamie Benn.

"We sat down, his future is something we've already talked about ... started that process," said GM Jim Nill. "It's no secret he's the leader here, and we're going to figure it out." He can sign an extension on July 1, which would prevent him from going to unrestricted free agency at the end of next year.
Jun 1 - 6:20 PM

Mike Heika thinks an eight-year, $80 million extension is in the range of what Jamie Benn will get.

That would mirror Anze Kopitar's current contract. While Benn still has a season left on his current five year, $26.25 million deal, he will be eligible to sign an extension this summer. After finishing with at least 34 goals and 79 points in each of his last three seasons, he's fully expected to get a massive payday.
May 20 - 8:35 AM

Jamie Benn has one year left on his contract and he would like to get an extension done over the summer.

"Going into the last year of your contract, you don't want it to be a distraction for your team," said Benn, who can become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2016-17 season. "I'll let Jim (Nill) and my agent try to figure that out." He added that Dallas is where he wants to be. Nill intends to speak with Benn and his agent, Rich Evans, soon. Benn earned a nomination for the Hart Trophy last week and could get something similar to Anze Kopitar's eight-year, $80 million deal.
May 14 - 11:31 AM

Jamie Benn has been nominated for the Hart Trophy.

The Hart Trophy goes "to the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team." Benn captained his Stars to their divisional title in 10 years, and the best record in the West since 2003. Plus, he set new career highs with 41 goals and 89 points while skating in all 82 games. Should Benn bring home the trophy, he'll be the first player in Stars history to do so.
Source: NHL.com
May 7 - 1:07 PM

Jamie Benn has been nominated for the Ted Lindsay Award by his fellow PA members.

The award is given to "the most outstanding player in the NHL" as voted on by the players, and is the only award the players vote on. Benn had a second straight career best season, posting 41 goals and 89 points. This is his second straight season nominated for the award as well, and no Stars player has ever won it.
Source: NHL.com
May 6 - 6:58 PM

Jamie Benn posted a pair of assists in the Stars' 3-2 overtime win versus St. Louis in Game 4 on Thursday night.

He recorded helpers on a power-play goal by Patrick Sharp as well as the game winner by Cody Eakin. Benn is tied for the NHL lead with nine assists and he leads the playoffs with 14 points in 10 matches.
May 6 - 8:10 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Seguin
2Jason Spezza
3Cody Eakin
4Radek Faksa
5Devin Shore
LW1Jamie Benn
2Patrick Sharp
3Antoine Roussel
4Mattias Janmark
5Jason Dickinson
RW1Jiri Hudler
2Ales Hemsky
3Patrick Eaves
4Curtis McKenzie
5Brett Ritchie
D1John Klingberg
2Dan Hamhuis
3Johnny Oduya
4Stephen Johns
5Esa Lindell
6Jordie Benn
7Patrik Nemeth
8Jamie Oleksiak
G1Kari Lehtonen
2Antti Niemi