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Jamie Benn (born July 18, 1989) is a professional ice hockey forward for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL).During the 2012-13 lockout he played for the Hamburg Freezers (DEL). Benn played his junior hockey with the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League (WHL) prior to turning professional. He also represented Canada at the 2009 World Junior Championships, where he helped capture a gold medal.

He is the younger brother of defenceman Jordie Benn, who also plays in the Stars organization.[1]

Jamie grew up playing hockey for the Peninsula Eagles minor hockey association and attended Stelly's Secondary School as a teenager. He played for the Peninsula Panthers of the VIJHL, a local Junior B team located in Victoria, British Columbia during the 2005–06 season.

Playing in his second WHL season, Benn was named to Team Canada, along with Kelowna Rockets teammate Tyler Myers, for the 2009 World Junior Championships in Ottawa. He contributed 4 goals and 2 assists in 6 games, helping Canada to its record-tying fifth straight gold medal, defeating Sweden 5–1 in the final. Benn first represented the senior team at the 2012 IIHF World Championship.

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