30-Year-Old Defenseman – Montreal Canadiens
Jordie Benn Contract Information:
Signed a three-year contract extension with the Stars in June of 2016.
Benn (illness) will play Saturday against the Maple Leafs, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Benn emerged as a top-four defenseman for the Stars this past season. He's a tough player, but his fantasy value is limited by his style. He’s active and make some plays coming out of the defensive zone, but he's deployed as a stay-at-home defenseman who blocks shots and lays hits. Last season, he saw limited power-play time, but lots on the penalty kill. And that doesn't provide much value in most fantasy formats. Expect him to be utilized much the same way this season, and similar results (20 points, 100 blocks and hits) should result. There's always a possibility that his role might change, but we just don't see that coming.
Benn, the older Benn brother, spent the year back and forth between the AHL and the NHL. When in Dallas, Benn posted six points in 26 games while skating on the third defensive pairing. He projects as a depth defenseman and little else beyond that.
Benn, the older brother of standout forward Jamie Benn, showed some offensive potential last season in his second year at the AHL level (nine goals, 23 assists). He could see time in Dallas as injuries dictate, but fellow young blueliner Brenden Dillon has more upside.