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Bill Benson (born July 29, 1920) was a Canadian professional ice hockey centreman who played 2 NHL seasons with the New York/Brooklyn Americans. He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

He played junior hockey with the Winnipeg Monarchs from from 1937 to 1940, winning the Manitoba Junior Hockey League scoring title in 1939-40. The New York Americans signed him as a free agent and he played two seasons with them, playing in 67 games, scoring 11 goals and 25 assists.

In 1942 he joined the Canadian military and played in 1944-43 for the senior Sydney Navy and Winnipeg Navy teams and did not play at all in the next two years.

In 1945-46 he returned to pro hockey and played five seasons in the American Hockey League, retiring in 1950.

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