Jamie Benn has at least one point in his last four games, notching four goals in the last three played. He has failed to notch at least one point in 14 games so far this season, including a five-game stretch between November 1st and November 15th where he had 80 minutes on ice stretched over those five games and had an average TOI of roughly 16 minutes per game and 125 total shifts. In these last couple games, he’s rediscovered himself as a player and has been playing so much better because of it.
Sure, Jamie Benn has had a very slow start to the year, but he is still our captain and he is still getting better despite his age. He will never not be a valuable asset to the Stars organization. Even as the Stars deal with injury after injury, he finds a way to lift the team’s spirits and lead them to victory alongside alternates Tyler Seguin and John Klingberg (Esa Lindell while Klinger’s injured).
Jamie Benn continues to get older, yet, continues to prove why he should’ve gone in the top five in the 2007 NHL Draft. He’s currently second in scoring from that entire draft behind only Patrick Kane. Voracek is 10 points behind in 100 more games played.
Jamie is entering his sixth season as captain of the Dallas Stars and in his time as captain, he has 469 points in 505 games, including 204 goals. Jamie has been the heart and soul of this team for the entire time he’s been here. He entered the NHL in his age 20 season (D+2) and was seventh in Calder voting behind Tyler Myers, Tuukka Rask, Jimmy Howard, Matt Duchene, John Tavares and Niclas Bergfors.
Selected in the fifth round, our Captain, Jamie Benn, is the biggest steal in the 2007 NHL Draft as he quickly solidified himself as one of the best players in the NHL, comfortably sitting atop that first line with centerman Tyler Seguin and a revolving door of right wings, most notably including Alexander Radulov.
Oh Captain, My Captain.