Dallas Stars fans might look at Jamie Benn’s 2018-20 stats and say “no thanks”…but, not so fast, my friends.
If any current member of the Dallas Stars deserves a video game cover it is the captain. Benn embodies what it means to be a leader of team. The power forward shoulders all the criticism when the team does not play well and he has made those around him better. But, hey, don’t take our word for it…just ask Tyler Seguin.
Dallas Stars fans may have forgotten that Jamie Benn was almost an EA Sports’ NHL cover player. Benn advanced to the semifinals of an EA-hosted fan vote for the 2017 release of the video game. The Stars captain lost the semifinal vote to Vladimir Tarasenko of the St. Louis Blues, who went on to win the final cover vote.
We can’t help but wonder how much better EA Sports’ NHL 17 would have looked with a Jamie Benn cover. EA could help us out by putting the Stars leader on the cover of NHL 22.