The Benn brothers will be in Dallas for the foreseeable future.
Per ESPN, it’s a $3.3 million deal with a $1.1M average annual cap hit. Benn’s previous deal was also of the three-year variety — a $2.1 million pact with a $700,000 average annual cap hit.
The 28-year-old appeared in 64 games last year, averaging 15:38 TOI while scoring three goals and 12 points. Largely used as a third-pairing defenseman, he only appeared in one game during the postseason.
Stars GM Jim Nill made the decision to keep Benn over a number of other veteran blueliners. Nill has already parted ways with one — Alex Goligoski, who was traded to and then signed by Arizona — and it’s likely that Jason Demers and Kris Russell are going to hit the open market as well.
Benn, meanwhile, sticks around.
It’ll be curious to see how this extension plays into brother Jamie’s extension, which Nill said he’d like to get signed this summer.