NHL scoring champ Jamie Benn set for hip surgery

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FRISCO, Texas (AP) - NHL scoring champion Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars played most of the season with hip problems and will have offseason surgery.

Stars general manager Jim Nill said Monday that Benn had issues with both hips. Nill said the winger should be ready for training camp in September.

Benn scored 10 points (five goals, five assists) in the last three games to surge past the likes of Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby and Washington's Alex Ovechkin. Benn won the Art Ross Trophy with 87 points, one better than John Tavares of the New York Islanders. Crosby was third with 84 points, and Ovechkin tied for fourth.

The 25-year-old Benn had 35 goals and 52 assists for the Stars, who missed the playoffs for the sixth time in seven seasons.


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