Dallas has a knack for finding undrafted players that find success within the club. Take Brenden Dillon for example, a Stars Insider favorite and willing interviewee participant. Another undrafted player who has excelled has been none other than one half of the Benn Brothers, Jordie Benn. Benn’s journey to the NHL has taken him from success in the ECHL, CHL, and the AHL. The 6’1 defenseman finished out the 2012-2013 season with Dallas, contributing five assists and his first NHL goal on March 23, 2013. It came as no surprise that today Dallas announced that they have inked him to a three year contract with the club. You can read the press release below:
CEDAR PARK, TX – The Texas Stars announced today that the Dallas Stars, the club’s National Hockey League affiliate, have signed defenseman Jordie Benn to a three-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Benn, 25, concluded the 2012-13 season with six points (1G-5A) in 26 games for Dallas. He scored his first career NHL goal on March 23, 2013 against the Colorado Avalanche. On the season, he earned four of his six points on home ice at the American Airlines Center.
In addition to his time in Dallas, Benn also skated in 43 games for Texas, the Stars’ top development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). He finished fourth amongst team defensemen in points (7G-14A-21P) on the season. Benn has appeared in 165 career AHL games for Texas, which ranks seventh on the team’s all-time list, and he has 65 career points (18 goals, 47 assists), which ranks 10th all-time.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound native of Victoria, British Columbia was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by Dallas on July 1, 2011.