Jamie Benn named Dallas Stars new captain

Jamie Benn is one of the most highly skilled young players in today’s game. The 24-year-old has been an extremely dependable option on offense for the Dallas Stars since he became a full-time NHL player four seasons ago.

Benn has appeared in 263 games, scoring 82 goals and 193 points in that timeframe. Many hockey experts were shocked when Benn was not invited to team Canada’s orientation camp for the upcoming Winter Olympics including myself…

Early in his career, Jamie Benn, won me a fantasy hockey pool.

In the upcoming season I expect this kid to be one of the best players on the planet playing alongside Tyler Seguin.

“In a very short period of time, Jamie Benn has gone from being an exciting up-and-coming player in the NHL, to being a cornerstone of the franchise,” general manager Jim Nill said. “He has steadily grown as a player and as a person. He conducts himself each and every day in a professional way and continually leads by example. We fully believe that he will be a driving force in getting this team to the next level — and now he’s our captain.”

“I’m deeply humbled and honored to be named the captain of the Dallas Stars,” Benn said at a press conference held in Dallas. “I look forward to representing this organization, my teammates, our fans and this great city in our pursuit to bring another Stanley Cup to Dallas.”