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Jason Spezza

32-Year-Old Center – Dallas Stars

2015-16 NHL Stats

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2015-16 NHL Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

After some turbulence in the early going, Spezza seemed to settle in just fine in his first year with Dallas, generating 17 goals and 62 points in 82 games. While the goal total was his lowest since his rookie season, Spezza's point production generally came at a steady clip...

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STATUS:  Injured Reserve    INJURY:  Upper Body    EST. RETURN:  2/20/2016
SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 220   DOB: 6/13/1983
BORN: Toronto, Ontario   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #2 Overall in 2001   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a four-year, $30 million contract extension with the Stars in November 2014.

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Spezza (upper body) skated Friday, but did not practice with the team, reports Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.

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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 82 17 45 62 -7 28 204 8.3 1 0 17:13 4 22 26 3:39 16 26
2015-16 32 NHL DAL 52 18 22 40 5 20 136 13.2 5 0 16:39 2 11 13 3:09 6 17
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Time On Ice Stats

16:39

Average Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Jason Spezza was on the ice for 16:39.

3:09

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Jason Spezza was on the ice for 3:09 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2013-14 18:13 3:03
2014-15 17:13 3:39
2015-16 16:39 3:09

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Jason Spezza
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
2016-2Feb 13 WAS Did Not Play
2016-2Feb 11 @CHI Did Not Play
2016-2Feb 9 @MIN Did Not Play
2016-2Feb 6 CHI Did Not Play
2016-2Feb 4 @COL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 7:25 0:39
2016-2Feb 2 @WPG 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 14:25 2:41
2016-1Jan 25 CGY 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 1 13:41 0:46
2016-1Jan 23 COL 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 20:06 4:43
2016-1Jan 21 EDM 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 1 15:16 2:51
2016-1Jan 19 @LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 19:20 2:07
2016-1Jan 16 @SAN 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 18:17 2:08
2016-1Jan 15 @ANA 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 1 15:44 2:42
2016-1Jan 9 MIN 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 18:05 2:47
2016-1Jan 7 WPG 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 17:15 2:20
2016-1Jan 5 @NYR 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 16:05 2:58
2016-1Jan 3 @NYI 1 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 100.0 0 0 16:13 2:19
2016-1Jan 2 @NJD 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:10 3:46
2015-12Dec 31 NAS 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 17:55 0:44
2015-12Dec 29 @CLM 0 1 1 -2 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 0 1 18:55 4:48
2015-12Dec 27 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 1 18:50 3:21
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2015-12Dec 26 @STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 15:34 0:56
2015-12Dec 22 CHI 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 17:30 4:26
2015-12Dec 21 @MIN 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 15:27 2:00
2015-12Dec 19 MON 1 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 2 50.0 0 0 17:41 6:58
2015-12Dec 17 CGY 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:40 3:26
2015-12Dec 15 CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 16:53 2:54
2015-12Dec 12 @STL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 18:54 4:00
2015-12Dec 11 PHI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 19:25 7:44
2015-12Dec 8 CAR 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 16:41 3:21
2015-12Dec 4 @EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 16:34 5:01
2015-12Dec 3 @VAN 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 17:31 4:14
2015-12Dec 1 @CGY 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 16:56 0:58
2015-11Nov 28 @MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 18:59 3:05
2015-11Nov 27 VAN 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 20.0 0 0 17:53 5:01
2015-11Nov 24 OTT 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 16:43 2:22
2015-11Nov 21 BUF 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 17:45 4:44
2015-11Nov 19 @WAS 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 0 0 14:53 1:49
2015-11Nov 17 @BUF 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 15:30 1:12
2015-11Nov 14 MIN 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 6 16.7 0 1 16:48 4:05
2015-11Nov 12 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 14:10 3:24
2015-11Nov 10 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 17:50 1:34
2015-11Nov 8 @DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 15:28 2:49
2015-11Nov 6 @CAR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 18:07 1:03
2015-11Nov 3 @BOS 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 16:35 1:32
2015-11Nov 2 @TOR 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 17:27 3:17
2015-10Oct 31 SAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 14:53 3:29
2015-10Oct 29 VAN 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 18:44 4:35
2015-10Oct 27 ANA 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 0 14:59 3:26
2015-10Oct 24 FLA 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 17:16 3:21
2015-10Oct 22 @PIT 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 14:58 2:15
2015-10Oct 20 @PHI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 15:30 2:53
2015-10Oct 17 @FLA 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 6 0.0 1 0 16:01 2:03
2015-10Oct 15 @TAM 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 100.0 0 0 16:15 3:51
2015-10Oct 13 EDM 3 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 8 37.5 0 0 17:25 5:43
2015-10Oct 10 @COL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 16:08 5:05
2015-10Oct 8 PIT 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 15:48 3:10

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

Spezza's upper-body injury was designated as "week-to-week" by coach Lindy Ruff on Saturday, reports Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.

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Spezza (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Friday.

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Spezza will be out "more than a few days" with an upper-body injury, according to coach Lindy Ruff, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports.

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Spezza suffered a lower body injury in Thursday's game against the Avalanche and will miss the rest of the contest, Mark Stepneski of the Stars official site reports.

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Spezza notched the game-winning tally Monday against the Flames.

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Spezza tallied a goal and a helper in Thursday's 3-2 win over Edmonton.

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Spezza had a goal, a plus-2 rating and three shots in Saturday's overtime loss to the Sharks.

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Spezza had an assist and a pair of shots in Friday's loss to Anaheim.

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Spezza put up an assist in the Stars' 2-1 loss to the Wild on Saturday.

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Spezza notched assists on both Dallas goals and was whistled for a minor penalty in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Rangers.

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Spezza registered a goal and an assist in Sunday's loss to the Islanders.

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Spezza picked up two assists in 17:55 of ice time in Thursday's win over the Predators.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

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2014-15

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 line in Dallas features Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin. Plus, the move will reunite him with Ales Hemsky, who was a great complement for Spezza late in the season last year. After Hemsky joined his line in Ottawa, Spezza had eight goals and 12 assists over the final 19 games of the season. Spezza will also add great firepower to what should be a very dangerous top power-play unit. The center should be good for 20-25 goals and 40 assists again this season. There's great upside to drafting Spezza, but just don't jump on him too early.

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