Frisco, Tex. –
|Jordie Benn |
The Dallas Stars announced today that the NHL club has recalled defenseman Jordie Benn
from the Texas Stars, Dallas’ primary affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Benn, 24, co-leads all Texas defensemen in scoring, with seven goals and eight assists for 15 points in 31 games. Four of his seven goals have come on the power play. Jordie Benn is the older brother of current Stars forward Jamie Benn
The 6-0, 205-pound defenseman from Victoria, BC, is looking to make his NHL debut. Jordie Benn signed a one-year free agent contract with Dallas on July 1, 2011. He played in 60 games for the Texas Stars last season, scoring two goals and 10 assists for 12 points with 39 penalty minutes.
The Stars will host the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at American Airlines Center (7:00 pm CT, NBC Sports Network, Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket). Dallas is 21-15-1 for 43 points on the season, ranked one point out of first place in the Pacific Division standings.