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Jordie Benn
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Born July 26, 1987 (1987-07-26) (age 31)
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Montreal Canadiens
Dallas Stars
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2008–present

Jordie Benn (born Phillip Jordan Ellis Benn on July 26, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League (NHL).

He is the brother of Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn.

Playing CareerEdit

Undrafted, Jordie played in the British Columbia Hockey League with the Victoria Grizzlies.

Originally signing a letter of intent with the University of Alaska-Fairbanks in 2006, he deferred and later opted to forgo a collegiate career to remain in Victoria and make his professional debut with the Victoria Salmon Kings of the ECHL in the 2008–09 season.

Along with his younger brother, Jamie, Jordie cemented his role as a prominent forward for the Dallas Stars and secured his unconventional pathway up the ranks through the Stars' affiliate's in the ECHL and American Hockey League.

Dallas StarsEdit

After the 2010–11 season with the Texas Stars, Jordie signed his first NHL contract in agreeing to a one-year, two-way deal with the Dallas Stars on July 2, 2011.

In the following 2011–12 season, on January 3, 2012, he made his NHL debut against the Detroit Red Wings. He recorded his first NHL point (which was also assisted by Jamie on a goal by Loui Eriksson).

As an impending free agent following the 2015–16 season, Jordie opted to remain with the Stars, signing a three-year, $3.3 million contract on June 24, 2016.

Montreal CanadiensEdit

During the the 2016–17 season, Jordie's tenure with the Stars came to an end after seven years as he was traded prior to the deadline to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Greg Pateryn and a fourth-round draft pick in 2017 on February 27, 2017.

On March 4, 2017, he scored his first goal and Montreals fourth in a 4-1 victory against New York Rangers in Madison Square Garden.

Career StatisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04Peninsula PanthersVIJHL92352
2004–05Peninsula PanthersVIJHL455212635
2004–05Victoria SalsaBCHL4011610002
2005–06Victoria SalsaBCHL555202561161566
2006–07Victoria GrizzliesBCHL5343741621117822
2007–08Victoria GrizzliesBCHL60153247781128108
2008–09Victoria Salmon KingsECHL55111122630000
2009–10Allen AmericansCHL4599185520291112
2010–11Texas StarsAHL60210123910000
2011–12Texas StarsAHL629233233
2011–12Dallas StarsNHL30220
2012–13Texas StarsAHL437142133700010
2012–13Dallas StarsNHL2615610
2013–14Dallas StarsNHL78317203060002
2014–15Dallas StarsNHL732141634
2015–16Dallas StarsNHL6439122110004
2016–17Dallas StarsNHL582131524
2016-17 Montréal Canadiens NHL
NHL totals 302 11 60 71 119 7 0 3 3 6
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