Dallas Stars Re-sign Jordie Benn to 3-Year Extension

At about noon on Friday, the Dallas Stars announced that they had re-signed 28-year-old blueliner Jordie Benn to a three-year contract extension. The deal is reportedly worth a total of $3.3 million, with an annual average value of $1.1 million.

Dallas Stars Re-sign Jordie Benn to 3-Year Extension

Benn finished this season having played in 64 regular season games, scoring a total of three goals (a career high) and nine assists totaling twelve points. Benn played in only one Stanley Cup Playoff game, where he blocked two shots and registered four penalty minutes.

Benn was signed by Dallas in 2011 after hitting free agency and from there has played a total of 244 regular season games, all with the Stars.  In his career, he has scored nine goals and 47 assists, totaling 56 points.  He has also blocked 369 shots, and has laid out 327 hits.

With the Stars just recently trading away defensemen Alex Goligoski, and letting Jason Demers and Kris Russell hit free agency, signing Benn back is a good move. He has proven to be a solid defender who plays with physicality.

“Jordie has earned the trust of his teammates and the coaching staff, and he’s taken advantage of every opportunity put in front of him during his career,” said Stars General Manager Jim Nill in a press release. “His ability to play in a variety of roles make him valuable to our defensive depth and flexibility, and we’re happy to have him locked up for the next three seasons.”

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