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DALLAS STARS ASSIGN JAMIE BENN TO TEXAS
Stars Begin the Calder Cup Playoffs Friday at Home with Rockford


Cedar Park, TX – The Dallas Stars announced on Tuesday that the club has assigned center Jamie Benn to the Texas Stars, Dallas’ primary minor league affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL) for the beginning of the Calder Cup Playoffs.

Benn, 20, recently completed his rookie campaign in the National Hockey League, collecting 22 goals and 19 assists for 41 points. He was one of only four rookies in the league to compete in all 82 games this season. Benn ranked third overall among first-year players in goals, fifth in points and tied for ninth in assists, while leading all NHL rookies in takeaways (70) and hits (186). The 6-2, 207-pound Victoria, B.C. native, became just the 10th rookie in franchise history to hit the 20-goal mark and just the fifth Dallas rookie to do so. Benn was Dallas’ 5th round selection (129th overall) in the 2007 Entry Draft.

West Division Semi Finals Schedule (best of seven)
Game 1 - Fri., April 16 - Rockford at Texas, 7:30 p.m.
Game 2 - Sat., April 17 - Rockford at Texas, 7:00 p.m.
Game 3 - Wed., April 21 - Texas at Rockford, 7:05 p.m.
Game 4 – Fri., April 23 - Texas at Rockford, 7:05 p.m.
Game 5 - Sat., April 24 - Texas at Rockford, 7:05 p.m. - X
Game 6 - Mon., April 26 - Rockford at Texas, 7:30 p.m. - X
Game 7 - Tues., April 27 - Rockford at Texas, 7:30 p.m. -X
X = If Necessary

The Stars will host Game 1 of the West Division Semi Finals on Friday, April 16th at 7:30 PM as they begin a best of seven first round playoff series with the Rockford IceHogs. Game 2 is at Cedar Park Center on Saturday, April 17th at 7:00 PM. The series shifts to Rockford for Games 3 and 4, as well as Game 5 if necessary. The series would return to Cedar Park Center for Games 6 and 7.

All games can be heard on the Stars flagship station ESPNAustin 104.9 FM “The Horn” or ESPNAustin 1530-AM.

To purchase a Calder Cup playoff package, which offers fans the same seat for all 16 possible home games, fans may call 512-GO-STARS. To rent a suite for a home playoff game or book a group, those interested may call 512-GO-STARS. Individual tickets for playoff games at Cedar Park Center also can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000, visiting any Ticketmaster outlet or the Cedar Park Center box office, or online at ticketmaster.com.

Tickets for any of the Stars 40 regular season home games at Cedar Park Center are on sale, starting as low as $9.00 a seat. Individual game tickets may be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000, by going online at www.ticketmaster.com or by visiting any local Ticketmaster outlet.

Season ticket packages to see the Stars play their Inaugural season at the Cedar Park Center are on sale now, starting as low as $12.00 a seat. For more information on Texas Stars season tickets call (512) GO-STARS (467-8277) or visit www.TexasStarsHockey.com. Anyone interested in purchasing season tickets, suites, group tickets or mini-plans may call the Texas Stars front office.


--Texas Stars--
Posted on 04/13/10

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