Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars has finished the final season of his contract, but is still a restricted free agent. The only way the Stars don’t lock him up on a long-term deal is if he decides to take a shorter one in hopes of angling for a bigger contract down the road.
However, even if Benn decides to take a three-year deal over a six-year deal, the Stars plan on keeping him for the long haul.
Between the 2008 and 2010 offseasons, there were five contracts that stood out as potential guidelines for Benn’s contract negotiations. All of the contracts were signed by restricted free agents with similar production to Benn.