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Stars sign defenseman Jordie Benn

Wednesday, 07.25.2012 / 6:38 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / NHL Free Agency 2012 blog

Defenseman Jordie Benn has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Dallas Stars, the team announced Wednesday. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The older brother of Dallas forward Jamie Benn made his NHL debut last season and had two assists in three games.

Jordie Benn, 24, also played for the Texas Stars. He led their defensemen in goals (nine), power-play goals (five), assists (23) and points (32).

He was signed by the Stars as an undrafted free agent on July 1, 2011.

For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Columbus Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said after their 4-3 OT win vs. Pittsburgh in Game 2, the franchise's first ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory