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Jason Spezza

31-Year-Old Center – Dallas Stars

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

The move to Dallas is going to be good for Spezza. The Senators weren't able to provide the kind of forward depth that this young Dallas team boasts, and that's great news for Spezza's fantasy owners. Teams aren't going to be able to focus shut-down lines on him when the top...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 215   DOB: 6/13/1983   BORN: Toronto, Ontario   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #2 Overall in 2001   Show ContractHide Contract

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Jason Spezza Contract Information:

Signed a seven-year, $49 million contract extension with Ottawa in November of 2007.

October 29, 2014  –  Jason Spezza News

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Spezza had an assist in Tuesday's OT loss to the Blues, extending his point streak to six games.

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Jason Spezza NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 22 68 19 71 90 23 33 156 12.2 5 0 7 0 7
2006-07 23 67 34 53 87 19 45 162 21.0 5 1 13 0 13
2007-08 24 76 34 58 92 26 66 210 16.2 6 0 11 0 11
2008-09 25 82 32 41 73 -14 79 246 13.0 3 1 19:41 13 17 30 4:17 26 22
2009-10 26 60 23 34 57 -1 20 165 13.9 5 0 19:04 11 13 24 3:50 23 11
2010-11 27 NHL OTT 62 21 36 57 -7 28 188 11.2 2 0 20:12 7 10 17 3:36 14 24
2011-12 28 NHL OTT 80 34 50 84 11 36 232 14.7 2 0 19:55 10 14 24 3:44 28 23
2012-13 29 NHL OTT 5 2 3 5 3 2 12 16.7 0 0 19:11 1 1 2 4:40 0 2
2013-14 30 NHL OTT 75 23 43 66 -26 46 223 10.3 5 0 18:13 9 13 22 3:03 17 26
2014-15 31 NHL DAL 9 2 10 12 -4 2 18 11.1 0 0 18:17 1 5 6 3:40 3 2
2014-15 Proj 31 NHL DAL 75 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Jason Spezza

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Time On Ice Stats

18:17

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Jason Spezza was on the ice for 18:17.

3:40

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Jason Spezza was on the ice for 3:40 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 19:11 4:40
2013-14 18:13 3:03
2014-15 18:17 3:40

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Jason Spezza 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 28 STL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 19:13 5:07
Oct 25 at NYI 1 1 2 -4 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 0 1 19:37 4:30
Oct 24 at NJ 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 22:03 2:16
Oct 21 VAN 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 18:40 6:20
Oct 18 PHI 1 3 4 1 0 0 2 0 4 25.0 0 0 18:52 2:21
Oct 16 at PIT 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 18:50 3:53
Oct 14 at CLS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 14:10 0:50
Oct 11 at NSH 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:14 1:11
Oct 9 CHI 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 1 17:50 6:28

Jason Spezza: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Spezza sports a five-game, 10-point scoring streak after dishing a goal and adding an assist in Saturday's loss to the Islanders. He has two goals and eight assists during the streak.

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Spezza scored his first goal of the season and added three assists in Saturday's overtime loss to Philadelphia.

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With the Stars trailing 2-1 entering the final three minutes Thursday against the Penguins, Spezza assisted on Jamie Benn's game-tying goal and then Tyler Seguin's power-play winner with three seconds remaining.

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Spezza will be used on the second line next to fellow Senators transplant Ales Hemsky when the Stars play their exhibition opener Monday against the Blues, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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The Senators have traded Spezza and Ludwig Karlsson to the Stars for Alex Chiasson, Alex Guptill, Nicholas Paul and a second-round draft pick in 2015, TSN.ca reports.

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The Sens had a draft-day deal in place to move Spezza to the Predators, but it died on the draft floor because Spezza refused to go to Nashville, reports Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun.

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Spezza has asked the Senators to trade him, ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun reports.

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The Senators are expected to trade Spezza before the NHL draft in June, the Ottawa Sun reports.

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Spezza finished the season with 23 goals and 43 assists in 75 games.

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Spezza scored the Senators' only goal Saturday in a 1-0 win over the Maple Leafs. It came on the power play.

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Spezza opened the scoring in Tuesday's win over the Islanders with a power-play goal, then went on to add a second goal and an assist.

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Spezza scored his 20th goal of the season in Saturday's win over the Rangers. The goal stood up as the winner in a 3-2 victory.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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2013-14

Spezza missed all but five regular season games with back problems last season, but was effective even when playing through the pain. He was able to record two goals and three assists in those five games, so there's no reason to believe he can't return to his point-per-game form he displayed in 2011-12, especially considering the addition of Bobby Ryan to the team. While the lines haven't been sorted out yet, putting Ryan and Milan Michalek on the top line with Spezza would give the Sens a lethal top line made up of three players who each scored more than 30 goals two years ago. If they slide one of those wingers away from Spezza, that would take some of the attention off of the top line defensively and could perhaps open up more scoring chances. Either way the lines shake out, Spezza is still a fantasy point machine, and could have another big year in 2013-14.

2012-13

Like the rest of the Senators, Spezza had a fine bounceback season in 2011-12 with 34 goals and 50 assists in 80 games, a 27-point improvement over the previous year while once again playing at better than a point-per-game. This season should see more of the same from Ottawa’s number one center as head coach Paul MacLean’s puck possession game suits Spezza quite well. He'll likely start the year centering Milan Michalek on his left side, but his other winger might not be decided until after training camp, as there are a number of potential candidates. Expecting close to a point-per-game is reasonable based on Spezza's track record, with 35 goals being certainly achievable, as is a shot at 90 points.

2011-12

Spezza is now unquestionably the focal point of Ottawa's offense for the rebuilding team. In addition to his scoring, Spezza is beginning to develop a more well-rounded game, having spent a lot of time on the penalty kill and being one of the better face-off men in the league during the 2010-11 season. He should see more than 20 minutes of ice time a game and, if he stays healthy, Spezza should put up around 70-80 points with around 25-30 goals.

2010-11

Spezza should have a nice bounceback year in 2010-11. He'll get plenty of time on the Senators' first power play unit, and with the newly acquired Sergei Gonchar running the back end, Spezza could put up quite a few points with the man advantage. Thirty-five goals and 55 assists isn't out of the question, especially if he remains relatively healthy for the entire season.

2009-10

The 2008-09 season could be described as a transition year for the 26-year-old center. Under Hartsburg's defensive system there was not much room for creativity and Spezza's numbers took a sharp decline. Although his passion for the game shouldn't be questioned, Spezza's defensive play was sub-par and he was committing too many turnovers. Under Clouston's guidance Spezza's play at both ends of the ice took a dramatic leap forward. No player's numbers improved as much as Spezza's under Clouston's reign, and the young center should have a very nice rebound year with 35 goals and 65 assists not being out of the question.

2008-09

In many ways, the 2007-08 season was a step back for the talented center. He regressed defensively and displayed a disturbing knack for turning the puck over at key times - Spezza was second in the league with 96 turnovers. That being said, he did enjoy his best offensive season to date, notching 34 goals and 58 assists for 92 points. While not possessed with blazing speed, Spezza is slick with the puck and has that sixth sense for finding open shooters that all great playmaking centers have. Expect to see Spezza improve on both his point totals (40 goals is not out of the question) and his defensive game with the help of head coach Craig Hartsburg.

2007-08

If Spezza can stay healthy this year, he's got a good chance at challenging for an NHL scoring title. With his maturing defensive awareness, Spezza is slowly turning into a well-rounded and dangerous NHL blue-chip center. He should net close to 40 goals this year with 60+ assists and a strong plus-minus rating.

2006-07

If Spezza shoots the puck more this season as Murray wishes, the center could put up 30-plus goals easily. This year should further prove Spezza’s skills, so don’t be surprised to see him post 110-plus points if he remains healthy. He is already one of the elite centers in the league and should be near the top of most poolies’ lists.

2005-06

Spezza will center either the first or second line and thus will play with at least one of the dynamic Alfie-Heatley-Havlat trio. Add the fact that he'll center the first power play unit and you can see why we're looking at least 65 points from the former Islander pick.

2004-05