With a roster full of new faces, it’ll be interesting to see who will rise to the top of the team’s statistics. Check out our polls over the next few days and vote on who you think will be this season’s leader in goal-scoring, assists, penalty minutes and points.
Jamie Benn has certainly made a name for himself since joining the Stars in 2009. The first year he donned the black and green jersey, Benn topped the roster in goal scoring alongside Loui Eriksson, James Neal and Brad Richards. Every year since, Benn has continued to place himself among the team’s strongest, and often most veteran goal-scorers. This year is sure to bring much of the same, especially with the 24-year-old Canadian moving to a winger position.
As the only top-five goal-scorer remaining from last year’s roster, Ray Whitney gave Benn a run for his money last season, closing out the year just one goal shy of Benn. Benn also spent more time in a Dallas jersey than Whitney, putting in almost 10 more games than the 41-year-old. Age and experience before youth and endurance perhaps?
And, perhaps the most obvious to battle for the title, Tyler Seguin scored more goals last season than either Benn or Whitney, not including his sole goal in the post-season. Last year Seguin led the Bruins in goals-scored with 29, not including two in the post-season, and was sure to match or break that mark had 2012-2013 not fallen to half a season post-lockout.
Think someone else will top the list in goals scored? Let us know who!