Jamie Benn gets five-year extension with Stars
Jamie Benn has signed a five year extension contract with the Dallas Stars. The contract averages to $5.25 million a season.
Benn is heading into his fourth year in the NHL, all four years have been with the Dallas Stars. Last season he invited to his first All Star game and took home the title of accuracy shooting after leading his team in game-winning goals (7), multi-goal games (5) and was second in shots (203), according to the Dallas Morning News.
Joe Nieuwendyk, general manager of the Stars, said, “Jamie Benn has proven in his short, but very productive NHL career, that he is not only this franchise’s cornerstone player, but also an emerging superstar in the league.”
However, Benn has had to miss the first three games of the season notes SBNation.com. This was due to a protracted contract negotiation that ended in the signing of his extension. The Stars have a record of 2-1-0 without him so far. The Stars are hoping he will be able to play on Monday against the Columbus Blue Jackets, which means he will miss the first six games of the season.