Jamie Benn is an ice hockey player, who is the captain of the Dallas Stars team in the National Hockey League. He was born as the second child of Bobby and Marie Benn, and his younger brother is also a hockey player. He was brought up in Victoria, around British Columbia, and with his brother played mostly after school.
As a child, he wanted to become a lawyer like his father but got attracted to sports once in his school time. Since then, he has always dreamt of becoming a professional hockey player and chose ice hockey, a risky game. He was born and raised in a Christian family and is Canadian by nationality, and belongs to white ethnicity.
After started to go to school, Jamie found it very interesting to play hockey. He attended the local Stelly's Secondary School and soon was crying for pads and a bat.
After his father brought him his first hockey stick, he knocked almost everything that he found and terrorized everyone at home.
Played for the Peninsula Panthers
Later he was coached and played for the Peninsula Panthers, who were in the junior league. He played in the junior league from 2005 and soon left his first club to explore more options.
His educational background isn’t known to us. He has performed at different levels from club and country and has made his nation proud in large competitions.
Won the 2009 Memorial Cup
He started his professional sports career at the junior level, with “Kelowna Rockets”. A mid-field player by position, he scored more than 60 points in 2007/ 08, which was his immature year.
He developed as a good player with more assists than scores and setting up his teammates to gain crucial points. Enjoying a good spell at this club, he won the 2009 Memorial Cup in Quebec.
upgraded to the bigger stage
Then he was upgraded to the bigger stage at the NHL, and joined Dallas Stars in 2009, scoring his first goal in the October of that same year.
He also played abroad in Germany with Hamburg Freezers from 2012 to 2013. Then in 2013, he resigned his contract and was brought back to the NFL.
Winter of Olympics 2014
At the international level, he opened his account in 2009 and participated in the World Junior Championships held in Ottawa. With good performance, they beat Sweden 5 goals to 1 in the final and became the champions.
He played in the 2014 Winter Olympics and in the first game scored the match-winner against Norway. Then he got the only goal in the Semi finale against the USA to see his team beat Sweden again in the finals, this time 3-0. He has won many trophies and gold for his performance on the field.
Although he has been out from injury a couple of times, proper training and a positive attitude have helped him bring back the confidence that he needs.
He proves to be a key player for any team he plays, with his speed and accuracy, pass, and shots. As the captain of Dallas Starts, his current salary is about $30 million dollar
by sanjeet, 29 Aug, 2022