Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/19/14

PHILADELPHIA - JANUARY 12: Jamie Benn #14 of the Dallas Stars skates against the Philadelphia Flyers on January 12, 2010 at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Flyers defeated the Stars 6-3. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The Stars after Wednesday’s game sent out an e-mail that there would be a major announcement Thursday at 1:30 p.m. While nobody would confirm it the expectation is Jamie Benn is going to be named captain. Stars GM Jim Nill said earlier that he preferred to have a captain rather than three rotating “A’s” like the Stars had last season after they traded away captain Brenden Morrow. He said that decision would come before the end of training camp and it seems Benn is ready to wear the “C” on his sweater. Remember Nill was with Detroit when they named Steve Yzerman captain at age 21. Benn is 25. He is about to start his fifth full season with the Stars. He’s not a kid anymore. What’s more he seems ready for this. He worked hard all summer to get in shape. He showed up early for camp. He was a big part of the rebranding announcement in the summer. Basically he’s been playing the role of captain-in-waiting for a couple of months now. It should be an interesting press conference to he...
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