Selected by Vancouver (WHA) in 1973 WHA Amateur Draft, June, 1973. Loaned to Colorado by Pittsburgh for the 1976-77 season to complete transaction that sent Simon Nolet and Michel Plasse to Colorado as compensation for Pittsburgh's signing of free agent Dennis Herron, September 1, 1976. Loaned to Oklahoma City (CHL) by Pittsburgh, January, 1977. Claimed by Edmonton from Pittsburgh in Expansion Draft, June 13, 1979. Claimed by Vancouver from Edmonton in Waiver Draft, October 10, 1980. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, June 26, 1982.
Jamie improves every game and every year. I've only been with him for two years, but as a player and as a person it seems like every week he's getting stronger and better, and becoming a better leader and better captain. He wants the team to be so successful that he's making himself better as a player.
— Stars forward Tyler Seguin on teammate Jamie Benn, the '14-15 Art Ross Trophy winner
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