Benjamin was born in Nashville, Tennessee and grew up in the outskirts of the Nashville area. His love for hockey began when his parents took him to his first Nashville Predators game when he was a young child. Ever since then, Benjamin has continued to go to as many Predators games as possible and has obtained a passion for hockey. He currently is studying communications with a concentration in journalism and news editorial at Tennessee Tech University. After graduation, he hopes to pursue a profession in sports journalism. Whenever Benjamin is not watching hockey, he usually is hanging out with friends, playing video games, skateboarding, working at a movie theatre, or interning with the marketing and promotions coordinator for Tennessee Tech’s athletic department.