Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn has made The Hockey News’ list of the top 50 players in the NHL for the second straight year.
THN released the list in its 2013-14 Yearbook, which came out in digital form this week. Benn was the lone Dallas Star on the list.
Benn, who was ranked 38th last year by THN, came in at 40th this year. THN said Benn should get a boost this season with the move back to left wing.
“The acquisition of Tyler Seguin will allow the Stars to move Benn back to his natural position where he’s more comfortable and productive.”
Benn ranked sixth among NHL left wings. Those ranked ahead of him were Edmonton’s Taylor Hall (20), Detroit’s Henrik Zetterberg (26), Minnesota’s Zach Parise (29), Boston’s Milan Lucic (37) and Buffalo’s Thomas Vanek (39).
Here’s a look at the top 10 NHL players according to The Hockey News:
- Sidney Crosby, C, Pittsburgh
- Alex Ovechkin, RW, Washington
- Steven Stamkos, C, Tampa Bay
- Erik Karlsson, D, Ottawa
- John Tavares, C, NY Islanders
- Jonathan Toews, C, Chicago
- Evgeni Malkin, C, Pittsburgh
- Patrick Kane, RW, Chicago
- Patrice Bergeron, C, Boston
- Drew Doughty, D, Los Angeles