The Dallas Stars finally got the deal done on Jan. 25, 2013, to see their second leading points scorer and first line center, Jamie Benn, return to the team after missing training camp and the first week of the NHL short season according to ESPN NHL columnist Pierre LeBrun.
The 23-year-old Vancouver, British Columbia native put pen to paper on a massive new five-year deal that will see him earn $26.25 million over the time frame. As a restricted free agent the Stars wanted to make sure they got a deal done to bring him back as soon as possible.
Benn scored 63 points last season with 26 goals and 37 assists and that will be greatly needed with only 48 games this season to make things count before the playoffs.
Benn will come back to a squad that has been revitalized thanks to an injection of pure veteran class and skill after the signing of 40-year-old Jaromir Jagr in the off season.
The Stars have made a good start to the season with five points from two wins, one loss and one overtime loss and will be ready to see Benn get back in the mix to help them win more games.
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