| 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)|
180 lb (82 kg)
|Teams|| Omaha Knights|
|Born|| July 26 1933,|
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC, CAN
|Pro Career||1955 – 1970|
|Olympic medal record|
|Men's ice hockey|
|Competitor for Canada|
|Silver||1960 Squaw Valley||Ice hockey|
Benoit started playing professional hockey in 1948 for the Montreal Royals. After a five year break he began playing again for the Trois-Rivières Lions. He had successful seasons with the Belleville McFarlands and Kingston Frontenacs in the late fifties. Belleville won the Allan Cup in 1958. Benoit helped the Canadian Olympic Hockey Team get the silver medal in the 1960 Winter Olympics.
After his Olympic success he moved to the United States, where he was a player-coach for the Omaha Knights and Toledo Blades. In 1966 Benoit joined the Dayton Gems with whom he played until his retirement in 1970. Benoit was inducted into the Dayton Hockey Hall of Fame in 1973. He currently lives outside of Dayton, Ohio.
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