Reports: Jamie Benn To Be Named Stars Captain

DALLAS, TX - SEPTEMBER 18:  Jamie Benn #14 of the Dallas Stars during a preseason game at American Airlines Center on September 18, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Jamie Benn of the Stars during a preseason game at American Airlines Center on September 18, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — The Dallas Stars are expected to name forward Jamie Benn team captain on Thursday afternoon, according to reports.

The Dallas Morning News and Sportsnet report that Stars general manager Jim Nill and head coach Lindy Ruff will make the official announcement at 1:30 p.m.

The 24-year-old Benn will become just the sixth captain in Dallas’ history, replacing Brendan Morrow, who was traded at the deadline to Pittsburgh last season. Morrow had been the Stars’ captain since 2006.

In four seasons with Dallas, Benn has collected 82 goals and 111 assists in 263 NHL games.

The Stars took the Canadian born Benn with the 129th overall pick (5th round) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

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