A day after being acquired from the Dallas Stars, Benn will make his Montreal debut tonight vs. the Blue Jackets. Benn is a solid two-way defenseman, but comes in with just 15 points (2G / 13A) in 58 games this season. Expect him to serve a big role on the Canadiens’ penalty kill—he averaged 2:30 TOI per game with Dallas.
The Canadiens have acquired Jordie Benn from the Stars for Greg Pateryn and a 2017 fourth round pick.
Benn has registered two goals and 13 assists (15 points) in 58 games with the Canadiens. Greg Pateryn has expressed his displeasure with the Canadiens because he wasn’t getting any playing time, so they’ve moved him and a draft pick for Benn.
The Stars have signed Jordie Benn to a three-year extension worth $3.3M ($1.1 AAV).
Unlike his brother Jamie, Jordie Benn is not known for his offence. The 28-year-old blueliner had just three goals and nine assists (12 points) in 64 games with the Stars in 2015-16. Carrying just a $1.1M cap-hit, the Stars have a solid third pairing defenseman for next to nothing.
Benn (lower-body) is questionable for Saturday's game; remains day-to-day.
Benn missed Thursday’s game with a lower-body injury, but was reportedly feeling better on Friday. Despite that fact, he remains questionable for Saturday’s game. He has just nine points (1G / 8A) in 41 games this season.
Benn, 25, has posted 21 points (7G-14A) with 33 penalty minutes in 43 games for Texas this season. The Victoria, B.C., native has appeared in 23 games with Dallas during the 2012-13 campaign, notching six points (1G-5A) with 10 penalty minutes.