2004-05: Played for U.S. NTDP U-17 team. He played 37 games and finished with a 20-12-2-1 record, 2.71 goals against average and .913 save percentage.
2005-06: Played for U.S. NTDP U-18 team. Missed most of the season due to a separated shoulder. The injury required surgery, but Bennett was able to get back out on the ice towards the end of the year. He saw action in five games for the U-18 squad, while posting a 1.26 goals against average and a .960 save percentage.
2006-07: Played freshman year at Boston University. Saw action in one game while playing behind John Curry.
2007-08: In his second year at Boston University(H-East), Bennett appeared in 31 games going 16-10-3. He finished with a 2.63 GAA and a save percentage of .888.
2008-09: Bennett moved to the USHL to play with the Indiana Ice(USHL). In 54 games Bennett managed a save percentage of .910, a GAA of 2.59, and a record of 35-17-2. Bennett finished the year with 4 shutouts. Bennett appeared in 13 playoff games.
2009-10: Bennett returned to NCAA hockey, this time with the University of Wisconsin(WCHA). He played in 14 games going 8-6-0 with a GAA of 2.82 and a save percentage of .885.
Coyotes Director of Player Personnel Tom Kurvers on what the scouting staff saw in the goalie: “Bennett was a goalie who played for the U.S. development program last season. He didn’t see a lot of action because he suffered an injury, but we liked a lot of what we saw when he played. We are confident that he’ll progress at BU because it’s a world-class organization.”