McKenzie: Jamie Benn & Dallas Stars Getting Closer to Deal


Jamie Benn is one of the big three restricted free agents that remain unsigned.  Yesterday Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com stated that he felt Benn would be the first of the three to sign given how much closer the two sides were than either Ryan O’Reilly or P.K. Subban.

Now, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports via Twitter that as of this afternoon, Benn and the Dallas Stars are getting closer to a deal, but still have work to do.

Last season Benn led the Stars in scoring with 26 goals and 37 assists for 65 points in 71 games. In just three seasons into his NHL career Benn has amassed 160 points in 222 games.

Considered to be a cornerstone to build the team around for years to come, the Stars should be eager to lock him up long-term to avoid free agency in the next few seasons.

As this story unfolds we’ll keep you posted.

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