The Dallas Stars Alumni Association announced today the addition of Stars captain Jamie Benn and forward Tyler Seguin to the roster for the inaugural Community Chest Hockey Game on March 22, 2014 at American Airlines Center, following the Dallas Stars game against the Ottawa Senators. Benn and Seguin are scheduled to appear alongside a number of Stars legends including Mike Modano, Joe Nieuwendyk, Jere Lehtinen, Ed Belfour and Marty Turco.
"It's an honor to participate in this game and help raise money for a terrific cause," Benn said. "Having the opportunity to share the ice with Dallas Stars legends and local youth hockey players will be a unique experience for us."
Benn, who was named the sixth captain in Dallas Stars history prior to the start of the 2013-14 season, currently ranks second on the club with 55 points (23-32=55). Seguin, who is tied for 14th in the NHL with 25 goals this season, leads the team with 58 points (25-33=58).
"The addition of Jamie and Tyler to the Community Chest Game speaks to their commitment to the North Texas hockey community," Dallas Stars Alumni Association Director Bob Bassen said. "Both players immediately offered their support to the Alumni Association and felt participating in the game would be the best way to do so."
Local area youth hockey players will have the opportunity to play alongside former Dallas Stars by fundraising on behalf of the Community Chest. All youth hockey players who help raise funds for the Community Chest will be eligible to be selected to participate in the game with the Stars alumni.
"The Stars Alumni Association has done a tremendous job in planning this game," said Seguin. "We're thrilled to get the opportunity to support them with this cause and a lot of people will really benefit from what they're doing."
The game will be played in memory of local hockey player, Travis Stryker, who along with his mother and father were killed in a tragic car accident en route to a hockey tournament. The proceeds from the Community Chest Game will benefit the Stryker Family and will go toward supporting the future needs of the hockey community in Texas. Austin Stryker, Travis' brother, is scheduled to participate in Community Chest Hockey Game.
Made up of former Dallas Stars and local NHL alumni, the Dallas Stars Alumni Association (DSAA) uses hockey as a vehicle to serve the local community. As ambassadors of the sport, DSAA members act as role models, support charitable initiatives, and promote the growth of hockey throughout the Texas region.
For more information about fundraising for the opportunity to play in the Community Chest Game or to donate, please visit DallasStars.com/AlumniGame.