The Dallas Stars announced Thursday that left wing Jamie Benn has been named the clubs’ new captain. In addition, it was announced that Stephane Robidas and Ray Whitney will serve as assistant captains.
"I'm deeply humbled and honored to be named the captain of the Dallas Stars," said Benn. "I look forward to representing this organization, my teammates, our fans and this great city in our pursuit to bring another Stanley Cup to Dallas."
The 24-year-old Benn, who has spent all of his 4-year career with Dallas, inherits the “C” from Brenden Morrow; who was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins last season. Benn becomes the sixth captain in team history; which began in 1993 when they moved to Dallas from Minnesota.
Benn was drafted by the Stars in the fifth-round (129th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft and currently ranks fifth in scoring amongst his draft class; with everybody ahead of him having been a first-round selection.
Benn led the team with 33 points in 41 games last season.