Opinion: Jamie Benn Is Still Good


Jamie Benn has been with the Dallas Stars his entire NHL career thus far. Benn has served as the Dallas Stars’ captain since September 19, 2013, after being named the team’s sixth captain in franchise history.

Although there’s a chance that Jamie Benn, 34, might not finish his NHL career in Dallas, I’ll focus on the present, as he remains a good forward (to be specific, a left-wing) and arguably having the best month of the 2023-24 NHL season.

Here’s why Benn is still good.

Before the Dallas Stars vs. Arizona Coyotes game at the American Airlines Center on March 20, 2024, Benn registered ten points (three goals and seven assists) in seven games for March, the most in a month this season.

After the Stars vs. Coyotes game at the AAC, Benn finished with one point (one goal) and a plus-one rating. Benn also played in his 1,110th NHL game during the Stars-Coyotes matchup.

As of the night of March 20, 2024, Benn has 11 points (four goals and seven assists) in eight games.

Entering the Stars vs. Pittsburgh Penguins game at the AAC on March 22, 2024, Benn has registered 12 points in his last 15 games and four in his last five games.

As of the night of March 22, 2024, Benn scored two goals in the Stars’ home game against the Penguins. Benn’s power-play goal was his sixth PPG of the season.

Both of Benn’s second-period goals were on wrist shots.

As you can see, Benn scored two goals in the Stars vs. Penguins game and improved his overall point total to 13 points (six goals and seven assists) on the season. Stars fans at the game were fortunate to see a vintage Jamie Benn, which almost seemed like the Stars captain asked, “What about me?” after seeing Tyler Seguin, one-half of The Bennaissance, welcomed back with open arms in the Stars’ Wednesday night game against the Coyotes. The Stars captain didn’t get his eighth career hat trick, but at least he scored a couple of goals before the first round of the NHL playoffs.

Benn has been on a tear as of late. If Benn’s offensive contributions on the upcoming four-game road trip, Dallas will be alright and can advance to the second round of the NHL playoffs. We’ll see what happens. Best of luck to Benn!

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Ana Kieu is a journalist by trade. Her love for sports shows in her writing, editing, and podcasting work. She writes about the NHL for Inside The Rink.

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