Fantasy Summary

A shifty defender out of the AJHL, Benning is a prototypical modern-day blueliner. He has the ability to skate, make a good first pass and create in transition.


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August 2019 – Following in the steps of Cale Makar, Benning is playing his draft year in the AJHL and will likely improve on the point-per-game pace that he set last year. The dynamic blueliner is the modern-day defender that every team craves. He skates well, moves the puck up the ice and his game is quite good in transition. He is shifty through the neutral zone and does a good job of evading defenders as he walks the blue line. He does a good job of distributing the puck from the point. He opens up passing lanes by skating the blueline and makes quick decisions when filtering the puck down towards the front of the net. He is slight at just 5’9″ and 170lbs but the Sherwood Park Crusader will likely be among the best defencemen on the AJHL circuit. With a strong draft year, Benning could be a massive riser throughout the year. Ranked anywhere between 50 and 100 on early-season publications, Benning has the potential to break into the first round by seasons end. Tony Ferrari

Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 2.0
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth January 5, 2002
Height 5‘9”
Weight 170 lbs
Drafted No


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Team Brick Alberta Brick Invitational6 0 11 0|        
 2014-2015 St. Albert Sabres PWQC Int PW5 0 66 4|        
 2015-2016 St. Albert Sabres U15 AAAAEHL U1534 6 1218 22|Playoffs2 0 11
 2016-2017 St. Albert Sabres U15 AAAAEHL U1536 10 3343 42|Playoffs10 2 46
  St. Albert Flyers U16 AAAAEHL U161 0 11 0|        
  St. Albert Sabres U15 AAAJohn Reid Bantam5 2 57 8|        
  Team Northwest Alberta Cup5 1 34 2|        
 2017-2018 Northern Alberta U16 PrepCSSHL U1629 14 3549 34|Playoffs4 1 23 17 
  Northern Alberta Prep U18CSSHL U181 0 00 0|        
 2018-2019 Sherwood Park CrusadersAJHL60 10 5161 99|Playoffs12 1 89 14 
 2019-2020 Sherwood Park CrusadersAJHL54 12 6375 54|        
  AJHL SelectsJCWC5 1 34 6|        
  Canada West U19WJAC-194 0 11 0|        
 2020-2021 Univ. of DenverNCAA- - -- -|