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NHL All-Star Game 2012 Rosters: Jamie Benn Selected As Dallas Stars' Representative

The 22-year old forward will be the only Star to play in the NHL's annual showcase.

In a sign of what may be a bright future in Dallas, Stars LW Jamie Benn made his first All-Star Game at the tender age of 22.

The 6'2 208 forward was the only Star chosen for the game, which will be held in Ottawa on Jan. 29.

While Dallas fans were hoping that RW Loui Eriksson would make it as well, the Stars middling record, at 9th place in the Western Conference with 47 points, made it unlikely they would get multiple representatives.

Benn, a native of British Columbia picked in the 5th round of the 2007 draft by the Stars, has emerged as a star in his third season in Dallas. He is averaging over a point a contest, with 13 goals and 29 assists (42 points) in 41 games and a +10 plus/minus on the season.

He joins a pool of 42 players who will be chosen by team captains in a Fantasy Draft on Jan. 26 to determine the All-Star Game teams.

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