Jamie Benn (born July 18, 1989) is a professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL). Benn played his junior hockey with the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League (WHL) prior to turning professional. He also represented Canada at the 2009 World Junior Championships, where he helped capture a gold medal.
He is the younger brother of defenceman Jordie Benn, who also plays in the Stars organization.
Jamie grew up playing hockey for the Peninsula Eagles minor hockey association and attended Stelly's Secondary School as a teenager. He played for the Peninsula Panthers of the VIJHL, a local Junior B team located in Victoria, British Columbia during the 2005-2006 season.
Benn was drafted by the Dallas Stars 129th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft from the Victoria Grizzlies of the Junior A British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL). Following his draft, Benn began his major junior career with the Kelowna Rockets in the WHL. He scored 65 points in his rookie season in 2007–08, then improved to a team-high 46 goals to go with 36 assists and 82 points in just 56 games in 2008–09. After being named to the WHL West First All-Star...