Benn on his way to Texas

According to Andrew's Dallas Stars Page, Jamie Benn leaves today to join the team in Austin and begin practices for the first round playoff matchup with Rockford. Benn, a rookie in the NHL this year, played in all 82 regular season games for the Stars. He recorded 22 goals and 19 assists for 41 points overall. Benn is traditionally a winger, but he played at center some in Dallas through the second half of the season. He shifted a lot with Mike Modano and Jere Lehtinen through the last month of the year.

Questions still remain as to whether Benn will play at center in Texas or on the wing. The answer lies in what direction the Dallas club wants to take Benn's development. Texas is already overloaded at center with 5 on the Clear Day roster, including Greg Rallo who has played at wing for much of the season.