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Jordie Benn | Defenseman

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/26/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
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Jordie Benn earned his roster spot in Dallas at training camp and he's maintained it over the course of the season.
Kevin Connauton and Jamie Oleksiak were viewed as threats to his playing time, but Connauton has had trouble staying in the lineup and Oleksiak has spent the vast majority of the year in the minors. "He's been really solid all year, really," coach Lindy Ruff said of Benn. "He's done a good job of playing simple and keeping within himself, and he's just done a whole lot more of that in recent games." He leads Dallas' defense corps with a plus-14 rating and he's chipped in 17 points in 68 contests. Benn also has 105 hits and 102 blocked shots. Mar 28 - 10:09 AM

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Jordie Benn scored on a penalty shot in Tuesday's win over Minnesota.

It was the defenseman's first NHL penalty shot, but he said he has used the same move before in the minors. "And it worked there, so I thought I would try it again," Benn said. "It's the only move I have." He has two goals and 10 points in 46 games this season.
Jan 22 - 8:44 AM

Jordie Benn has gone 11 straight games without a negative rating.

Benn ranks fifth on the team with a plus-five rating. He doesn't attract the same kind of attention that his younger brother Jamie Benn gets, but Jordie has gone from being undrafted and playing in the ECHL to becoming a solid NHL defenseman.
Wed, Dec 25, 2013 06:26:00 PM

Jordie Benn doesn't feel jealous or uncomfortable by his younger brother Jamie's success, particularly when compared to his own.

Jordie Benn has made it to the NHL, so you really can't call him anything but successful. Still, his younger brother has emerged as an elite forward while Jordie has had to fight tooth and nail just to become a regular with Dallas. Jordie understands why some people would wonder if that fact would lead to him feeling jealous, "but we're so close and so much the same, that I just could never possibly feel that way about him," he explained. The elder Benn added that he not the type to compare himself with other people. "My dad really instilled in us the drive to work hard and never quit, so I just show up and do whatever they need me to do," he added. "So far that's worked out pretty well for me."
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 09:55:00 AM

Jordie Benn notched the only goal for Dallas in its 5-1 setback versus the Wild on Saturday night.

In 33 NHL games, the defenseman now has two goals and 10 points, so he's not quite the level of aiding fantasy lineups anytime soon. Alex Chiasson and Tyler Seguin had the assists on the goal.
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 11:10:00 PM

Jordie Benn will face plenty of competition for a roster spot this campaign.

Sergei Gonchar was added in the off-season to group that includes returnees Stephane Robidas, Trevor Daley, Alex Goligoski, Brenden Dillon and Aaron Rome. Kevin Connauton and Jamie Oleksiak are also slated to battle for spots in the Stars' top-six group. "You know who is here, who is coming back and who you are up against," Benn said. "You come into camp, work really hard and hopefully I can crack the top six. Obviously, you want to be in the lineup every night, you don't want to be in and out. Crack the top six and work hard." He skated in 26 games with Dallas last season. In 2013-14, he still has a two-way deal so he could be heading for the minors again.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 06:16:00 PM

Dallas Stars sign Jordie Benn to three-year contract.

The team did not release terms for the deal. Benn split the season between the AHL and the NHL, amassing one goal and six points in 26 games in Dallas. Benn also had seven goals and 21 points in 43 games with the Texas Stars of the AHL.
Source: NHL.com
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 04:46:00 PM

Jordie Benn has been called up by the Dallas Stars.

Benn has a goal and six points in 23 games with the Dallas Stars this season. He also has 21 points and 33 penalty minutes in 43 AHL contests.
Mon, Apr 8, 2013 12:08:00 PM

Jordie Benn has been sent down to the AHL.

Benn has six points and 10 penalty minutes in 23 games this season. Don't be surprised if he has another stint with Dallas before the campaign is done.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 03:47:00 PM

Defenseman Jordie Benn, older brother of Dallas center Jamie Benn, scored his first NHL goal Saturday night in the Stars' 5-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche, and he was elated.

"A dream come true," Benn said of the goal. "You always think about scoring a goal in the NHL and it's finally done, and hopefully, there's many more to come." Benn's goal came on a power play in his 26th NHL game.
Sun, Mar 24, 2013 10:19:00 AM

Jordie Benn has been called up by the Dallas Stars.

Benn has seven goals and 21 points in 40 AHL games this season. He has no fantasy value in standard leagues.
Mon, Feb 18, 2013 05:50:00 PM

Jordie Benn has been sent down to the minors.

The Dallas Stars needed to clear up a spot for Derek Roy, who was on the injured reserve list. Benn will probably get another shot with the Stars before the season is over.
Mon, Feb 4, 2013 02:58:00 PM

Jordie Benn agrees to a one-year, two-way deal with the Dallas Stars. Terms were not released.

After a short three game audition with Dallas last season, Benn will likely start the campaign in the minors. As a utility defenseman, he may have a chance to crack the Stars' lineup and play with his older brother, Jamie, at some point next year.
Wed, Jul 25, 2012 06:12:00 PM

The Dallas Stars have recalled defenseman Jordie Benn from the minors.

Benn will join brother Jamie once again in Dallas as he has played two games with the big club this season, picking up an assist. He had nine goals and 28 points with the Texas Stars of the AHL this season. Adjust your lineup accordingly as Benn, Reilly Smith, Brenden Dillon and Scott Glennie will draw into the lineup with veterans Steve Ott, Mark Fistric, Stephane Robidas, Mike Ribeiro, Radek Dvorak and perhaps Brenden Morrow being scratched according to coach Glen Gulutzan.
Sat, Apr 7, 2012 08:59:00 AM

Jordie Benn has been returned to the AHL.

Benn has an assist in two NHL games this season. He also has nine goals and 28 points in 56 contests with the AHL Texas Stars in 2011-12.
Mon, Apr 2, 2012 12:17:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Seguin
2Cody Eakin
3Shawn Horcoff
4Vernon Fiddler
5Dustin Jeffrey
6Travis Morin
LW1Jamie Benn
2Erik Cole
3Ray Whitney
4Antoine Roussel
RW1Alex Chiasson
2Valeri Nichushkin
3Colton Sceviour
4Chris Mueller
5Rich Peverley
6Ryan Garbutt
D1Alex Goligoski
2Trevor Daley
3Sergei Gonchar
4Brenden Dillon
5Jordie Benn
6Aaron Rome
7Kevin Connauton
8Patrik Nemeth
G1Kari Lehtonen
2Tim Thomas