Jamie Benn: A Dallas Hero?

Jamie Benn: A Dallas Hero?

Is Jamie Benn a hero or an enemy?

Dallas Stars Picture

Dallas Stars Headshot

Jamie Benn is a 6’2″ 210 pound Left Wing for the Dallas Stars. He was born July 18th 1989 in Victoria, British Columbia. In his career, he has scored over 100 goals, 140 assists and has 244 points. So Benn is the captain for the Dallas Stars, and has done great things for them… What makes him an enemy then?

Well for those of you who have not kept up with the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Jamie Benn really screwed the pooch for the USA Mens Hockey team.

To make it simple, Benn scored the lone goal for Team Canada in a 1-0 semifinal win over USA today.

Picture of Benn in Canadian

Benn in Canadian Jersey

What makes him a hero?

Well, Dallas fans have known for a while that Benn is an elite NHL forward. After this semi-final round in the Olympics, he became a national hero. Not for team USA and his beloved Dallas Stars, but for his home country Canada.

Today, Jamie Benn announced his presence and was finally accepted as an elite hockey player to all those that doubted him. What this means for his future is still unknown. USA fans may look down on him, while Canada fans are loving him.

The question remains, will Dallas fans forgive him?

Well at the start of the 2013-2014 season he was award a “C” on his Stars Jersey. One thing is for sure, he did step up. All we can hope for is that he brings the fire he has in his eye as a Canadian, back to the Big D.

3 thoughts on “Jamie Benn: A Dallas Hero?

  1. I found this article interesting because I have a divided family between the United States and Great Britain. Soccer is a big deal in my family and when it comes to the World Cup, I will always see my family divide between the two countries. I understand that people do not see Ben as a United States hero, but they can at least acknowledge the fact that is a great athlete who supported his birth country.

  2. Interesting read. My cousin married a man from Canada, so I understand the split loyalties at play during the olympics. At least he has to come home to Texas, like you said!

  3. This is so interesting. It must be hard for him to have two seemingly opposite loyalties. I’m interested to see where this goes.

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