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Jordie Benn
Born July 26, 1987 (1987-07-26) (age 34)
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 Career[]

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[]

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[]

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[]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Peninsula Panthers VIJHL 9 2 3 5 2
2004–05 Peninsula Panthers VIJHL 45 5 21 26 35
2004–05 Victoria Salsa BCHL 4 0 1 1 6 1 0 0 0 2
2005–06 Victoria Salsa BCHL 55 5 20 25 61 16 1 5 6 6
2006–07 Victoria Grizzlies BCHL 53 4 37 41 62 11 1 7 8 22
2007–08 Victoria Grizzlies BCHL 60 15 32 47 78 11 2 8 10 8
2008–09 Victoria Salmon Kings ECHL 55 1 11 12 26 3 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Allen Americans CHL 45 9 9 18 55 20 2 9 11 12
2010–11 Texas Stars AHL 60 2 10 12 39 1 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Texas Stars AHL 62 9 23 32 33
2011–12 Dallas Stars NHL 3 0 2 2 0
2012–13 Texas Stars AHL 43 7 14 21 33 7 0 0 0 10
2012–13 Dallas Stars NHL 26 1 5 6 10
2013–14 Dallas Stars NHL 78 3 17 20 30 6 0 0 0 2
2014–15 Dallas Stars NHL 73 2 14 16 34
2015–16 Dallas Stars NHL 64 3 9 12 21 1 0 0 0 4
2016–17 Dallas Stars NHL 58 2 13 15 24
2016-17 Montréal Canadiens NHL
NHL totals 302 11 60 71 119 7 0 3 3 6
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