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REPOST: A History Of Jim Benning's Moves As An Assistant and GM

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Just giving you an idea of what Benning has done in the past with trades. It's not updated past December of 2014.

Just for informational purposes sakes:

After his playing career was over, Benning :

served an amateur scout for the Anaheim Ducks (1993–94) and then joined the Buffalo Sabres as a scout (1994–98) and as Director of Amateur Scouting (1998–2004).

Under his watch, the Sabres significantly drafted:

-Dimitri Kalinin (1998)

-Andrew Peters (1998)

-Ales Kotalik (1998)

-Ryan Miller (1999)

-Paul Gaustad (2000)

-Derek Roy (2001)

-Jason Pominville (2001)

-Keith Ballard (2002)

-Daniel Paille (2002)

-Dennis Wideman (2002)

-Thomas Vanek (2003)

-Clarke MacArthur (2003)

-Jan Hejda (2003)

-Drew Stafford and Andrew Sekera and Mark Macari might be on his watch as well but I am not sure.

In 2006 he became the assistant GM of the Bruins.  Under his tenure the Bruins have drafted Milan Lucic, Brad Marchand, Joe Colbourne, Tyler Seguin and Dougie Hamilton.

Notable trades in his tenure as Bruins' assistant GM:

-traded Andrew Raycroft to the Leafs in exchange for the rights to Tuukka Rask.

-traded up in the 2006 Entry Draft to get Brad Marchand

-Acquired Andrew Ference and Chuck Kobasew from the Flames in exchange for Wayne Primeau and Brad Stuart and a draft pick (2007)

-Acquired Adam McQuaid for 2007 pick (Jamie Benn)

-Acquired Johnny Boychuk from Colorado in exchange for Matt Hendricks (2008)

-Acquired Mark Recchi from Tampa for a couple of bums (2009)

-Traded Phil Kessel to the Leafs in exchange for 3 top draft picks. 2 that are of current significance: Tyler Seguin and Dougie Hamilton

-In March of 2010 the Bruins traded Byron Bitz, Craig Weller and a 2nd round pick to Florida for Dennis Seidenberg and rights to Matt Bartkowski

-In June of 2010 the Bruins trade Denis Wideman plus a 1st and 3rd round pick to the Panthers for Gregory Campbell and Nathan Horton. Nice. Panthers shit the bed on those picks, by the way.

-February 2011 Bruins acquire Chris Kelly from the Senators for a 2nd round pick.

-That same month they traded Mark Suart and Blake Wheeler to the Thrashers for Rich Peverley and Boris Valabik.

-Also in February of 2011 the Bruins traded Joe Colbourne and 2 high picks to the Leafs for Tomas Kaberle.

-Bruins win the Stanley Cup

-in reverse chronological order from that point:

Boston Bruins acquire Date Philadelphia Flyers acquire
Andrej Meszaros
March 5, 2014
3rd round pick
Boston Bruins acquire Date Columbus Blue Jackets acquire
Blake Parlett
February 7, 2014
Carter Camper
Boston Bruins acquire Date Dallas Stars acquire
Loui Eriksson
Joe Morrow
Reilly Smith
Matt Fraser
July 4, 2013
Tyler Seguin
Rich Peverley
Ryan Button
Boston Bruins acquire Date St. Louis Blues acquire
Wade Redden
April 3, 2013
2014 conditional 7th round pick
Chicago Blackhawks acquire Date Boston Bruins acquire
Maxime Sauve
April 3, 2013
Rob Flick
Boston Bruins acquire Date Dallas Stars acquire
Jaromir Jagr
April 2, 2013
Cody Payne
Lane MacDermid
2013 conditional 2nd round pick
New York Islanders acquire Date Boston Bruins acquire
Tim Thomas
February 7, 2013
Conditional 2014 or 2015 2nd round pick
Boston Bruins acquire Date Tampa Bay Lightning acquire
Michel Ouellet
2012 5th round pick (#131-Seth Griffin)
June 23, 2012
Benoit Pouliot
Boston Bruins acquire Date Washington Capitals acquire
Chris Bourque
May 26, 2012
Zach Hamill
New York Islanders acquire Date Boston Bruins acquire
Yuri Alexandrov
March 20, 2012
Future considerations
Boston Bruins acquire Date Minnesota Wild acquire
Greg Zanon
February 27, 2012
Steven Kampfer
Boston Bruins acquire Date New York Islanders acquire
Brian Rolston
Mike Mottau
February 27, 2012
Yannick Riendeau
Marc Cantin
Boston Bruins acquire Date Carolina Hurricanes acquire
Joe Corvo
July 5, 2011
2012 4th round pick
Boston Bruins acquire Date Minnesota Wild acquire
Anton Khudobin
February 28, 2011
Jeff Penner
rights to Mikko Lehtonen
Boston Bruins acquire Date Anaheim Ducks acquire
Stephane Chaput
David Laliberte
February 27, 2011
Brian McGrattan
Sean Zimmerman

-Can't forget the acquisition of Jarome Iginla as a free agent on July 5, 2013

-Here are the Bruins' player moves in 20072008, 2010, 20112012, 2013,

-Notable free agent signings by the Bruins in Benning's tenure:

1. Blake Wheeler, Michael Ryder (2008)

2. Byron Bitz, Derek Morris,  Dany Sabourin and Steve Begin (2009)


-In May 2014 the Canucks pursued and landed Jim Benning as their new General Manager.

-He went to work (in reverse chronological order:

Edmonton Oilers acquire Date Vancouver Canucks acquire
Kellan Lain
November 20, 2014
Will Acton
Vancouver Canucks acquire Date Los Angeles Kings acquire
Linden Vey
June 28, 2014
2014 2nd round pick
Anaheim Ducks acquire Date Vancouver Canucks acquire
2015 3rd round pick
Ryan Kesler
June 27, 2014
2014 1st round pick
Luca Sbisa
Nick Bonino
2014 3rd round pick
Vancouver Canucks acquire Date New York Rangers acquire
Derek Dorsett
June 27, 2014
2014 3rd round pick
Tampa Bay Lightning acquire Date Vancouver Canucks acquire
Jason Garrison
Jeff Costello
2015 7th round pick
June 27, 2014
2014 2nd round pick

Let's take a quick look at the draft picks he acquired in those trades:

-The Kesler deal: Jarred McCann (RW) selected 24th overall, and Nikita Tryamkin (D) selected in the 3rd round. Tryamkin is 6'7". Good god....another Zdeno Chara, hopefully.

-The Garrison deal: The Canucks selected goaltender Thatcher Demko in the second round.

-December of 2014 the Canucks waive Tom Sestito! Yay! All hopes of peace are restored. Sestito clears waivers and joins the Utica Comets roster.