Super sniper Jamie Benn returns to Stars with new deal
Frisco, TX, United States (4E Sports) – Jamie Benn has agreed to a $26.25 million, five-year contract with the Dallas Stars.
Benn missed last’s week training camp and the opening week of the NHL season while negotiating a new deal.
“It’s great to be back in here and skating with the guys. I had a great first practice,” Benn said about returning to practice with the Stars.
The 23-year-old native of Victoria, British Columbia, was second on the team in scoring last season with 63 points (26-37) in 71 games.
“He’s going to play in the middle [of the second line], probably with [Ray] Whitney and [Michael] Ryder,” said Stars coach Glen Gulutzan.
Returning to Dallas also gives Benn the unique opportunity to again skate alongside older brother Jordie.
Along with Trevor Daley, Jordie Benn has comprised Dallas’ No. 2 defense pairing through the first five games of the season.