Dallas Stars Top 100 Players of All-Time: 40-31

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Jan 18, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Dallas Stars defenseman Jordie Benn (24) on he bench during the third period against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center. Dallas won 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 18, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Dallas Stars defenseman Jordie Benn (24) on he bench during the third period against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center. Dallas won 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

#40 – FORWARD, RUSS COURTNALL

Russ Courtnall‘s 744 career NHL points is just what you’d expect from a first-round pick (7th overall to Toronto in 1983), but his career-high in single-season points and assists came with Dallas in 1993-94 when the Duncan, B.C. native totalled 80, which was second on the club to Mike Modano. Courtnall played 32 more games with Dallas prior to being traded to Vancouver, and eventually retired in 1999 as a Los Angeles King.

#39 – GOALTENDER, ROMAN TUREK

In the 1998-99 season, journeyman backup goalie Roman Turek posted an incredible 16-3-3 record for the Dallas Stars, a season in which the Czech goalie combined with Stars starter Eddie Belfour to capture both the Jennings Trophy (fewest goals allowed over the course of the season) and the Stanley Cup.

Turek was traded to St. Louis after lifting the Cup, but went an impressive 42-15-9 in 67 games with a 1.95 GAA to win his second Jennings Trophy. Turek retired after 328 NHL games with the Stars, Blues, and Flames.

#38 – FORWARD, BRENT GILCHRIST

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan native Brent Gilchrist totalled 58 goals and 65 assists as a member of the Dallas Stars, most notably his 20-goal, 22-assist season of 95-96 where Gilchrist did it all: power play, penalty kill, top or bottom six minutes, you name it. The former fourth-rounder of Montreal’s retired after 41 games with Nashville in 2002-03.

#37 – DEFENSEMAN, JORDIE BENN

As the older brother of current Dallas Stars captain, Jamie Benn, lockdown blueliner Jordie Benn is often overlooked. However, the undrafted 29-year-old has been a staple of the Stars defensive core over the past five seasons, playing 296 games predominantly on the bottom pair, killing penalties with the best of them and occasionally being a lethal power-play quarterback. The Bearded Benn was signed to a three-year deal with a $1-million annual value this past offseason.

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