|Born||July 26, 1987 |
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
He is the brother of Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn.
Playing Career[edit | edit source]
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 Stars[edit | edit source]
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 Canadiens[edit | edit source]
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 Statistics[edit | edit source]
|2008–09||Victoria Salmon Kings||ECHL||55||1||11||12||26||3||0||0||0||0|