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Stars sign Jordie Benn, now time for brother Jamie Benn to get deal done

Dallas Stars defenseman Jordie Benn reportedly signed a three-year extension on Friday.
Dallas Stars defenseman Jordie Benn reportedly signed a three-year extension on Friday. AP

The Benn brothers are living a dream as NHL players, and it looks as though they’ll keep that dream alive playing together with the Dallas for at least a few more years.

Jordie Benn signed a three-year extension worth $3.3 million Friday, according to multiple reports, setting the stage for younger brother and Stars captain Jamie Benn to get his big extension this summer.

With Alex Goligosky out of the picture, and possibly other Stars defensemen moving on, Stars general manager Jim Nill elected to hold onto Jordie Benn, perhaps with an eye on keeping little brother happy.

Benn was used mostly as a third pairing, and had three goals, tying a career high, and 12 points on the season. He played in just one postseason game.

“Jordie has earned the trust of his teammates and the coaching staff, and he's taken advantage of every opportunity put in front of him during his career," Nill said in a statement. "His ability to play in a variety of roles make him valuable to our defensive depth and flexibility, and we're happy to have him locked up for the next three seasons.”

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