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Jason Spezza

35-Year-Old Center – Dallas Stars

2017-18 NHL Stats

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2017-18 NHL Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Age and injuries continue to take their toll on Spezza, and the former Senator failed to crack the 20-goal mark for the second time in three seasons with the Stars. Heading into his age-34 campaign, he’s no longer capable of handling a top-line center role and is penciled on...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 214   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 four-year, $30 million contract extension with the Stars in November 2014.

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Spezza will not be subjected to a contract buyout from the Stars, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports.

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Jason Spezza NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
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 3:22 28 23
2012-13 29 NHL OTT 5 2 3 5 3 2 12 16.7 0 0 19:11 1 1 2 2:29 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 75 33 30 63 4 22 202 16.3 7 0 16:31 9 15 24 3:07 9 20
2016-17 33 NHL DAL 68 15 35 50 -18 29 149 10.1 4 1 16:10 2 17 19 2:40 13 31
2017-18 34 NHL DAL 78 8 18 26 -12 12 138 5.8 3 0 13:00 4 7 11 2:00 16 26
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Jason Spezza – Playing Time Overview

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2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

13:00

Average Time On Ice

On average, Jason Spezza was on the ice for 13:00.

2:00

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Jason Spezza was on the ice for 2:00 during power plays.

0:02

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Jason Spezza was on the ice for 0:02 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 16:31 3:07 0:07
2016-17 16:10 2:40 0:16
2017-18 13:00 2:00 0:02
2017-18 NHL Game Log   Jason Spezza
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 7 LOS@LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 10:20 0:51
Apr 6 ANA@ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 13:46 0:29
Apr 3 SAN@SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 11:22 1:01
Mar 31 MIN 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 12:31 2:05
Mar 29 MIN@MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 15:27 4:17
Mar 27 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 10:06 0:46
Mar 25 VAN Did Not Play
Mar 23 BOS Did Not Play
Mar 20 WAS@WAS Did Not Play
Mar 18 WPG@WPG 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 11:48 2:21
Mar 16 OTT@OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 10:56 0:00
Mar 14 TOR@TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 13:29 0:22
Mar 13 MON@MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 12:11 0:41
Mar 11 PIT@PIT 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 9:28 2:22
Mar 9 ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 13:01 0:00
Mar 6 NAS@NAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 14:10 3:21
Mar 5 OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 12:57 2:18
Mar 3 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 12:12 1:08
Mar 1 TAM 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 11:07 1:07
Feb 27 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 9:44 3:57
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Feb 24 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 11:57 2:02
Feb 22 LOS@LOS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 9:08 0:48
Feb 21 ANA@ANA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 15:17 3:52
Feb 18 SAN@SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 13:47 0:00
Feb 16 STL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 11:31 2:19
Feb 11 VAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 10:49 0:58
Feb 9 PIT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 12:42 1:12
Feb 8 CHI@CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 11:24 1:06
Feb 5 NYR 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 12:34 3:10
Feb 3 MIN 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 3 0.0 0 0 12:39 0:07
Feb 1 ARI@ARI 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 9:42 2:26
Jan 30 LOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 14:54 5:09
Jan 25 TOR 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 14:10 3:25
Jan 23 FLA 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 1 14:00 2:41
Jan 20 BUF@BUF 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 14:54 2:28
Jan 18 CLM@CLM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 13:03 2:57
Jan 16 DET@DET 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 4 50.0 0 0 13:45 3:04
Jan 15 BOS@BOS Did Not Play
Jan 13 COL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 12:10 3:11
Jan 6 EDM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 13:48 2:13
Jan 4 NJD 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 11:02 0:18
Jan 2 CLM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 14:56 0:00
Dec 31 SAN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 14:33 1:02
Dec 29 STL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 15:11 2:32
Dec 27 MIN@MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 12:04 2:17
Dec 23 NAS 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 11:03 4:38
Dec 21 CHI 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 12:04 2:59
Dec 19 WAS 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 11:22 2:24
Dec 16 PHI@PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 15:03 0:48
Dec 15 NJD@NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 16:16 2:18
Dec 13 NYI@NYI 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 14:57 0:47
Dec 11 NYR@NYR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 17:28 3:07
Dec 9 VGK 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 15:36 1:38
Dec 7 STL@STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 12:31 0:37
Dec 5 NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 14:34 1:26
Dec 3 COL@COL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 14:31 4:08
Dec 2 CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 14:11 4:44
Nov 30 CHI@CHI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 11:26 2:32
Nov 28 VGK@VGK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 12:46 1:34
Nov 24 CGY 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 13:24 2:31
Nov 22 COL@COL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 15:13 1:54
Nov 21 MON 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 1 13:12 2:04
Nov 18 EDM 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 13:14 3:19
Nov 16 TAM@TAM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 14:52 2:45
Nov 14 FLA@FLA 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 12:47 1:13
Nov 13 CAR@CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 12:39 2:05
Nov 10 NYI 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 5 20.0 0 0 13:54 2:49
Nov 6 WPG 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:08 1:57
Nov 4 BUF 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 13:12 0:00
Nov 2 WPG@WPG 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 12:54 0:00
Oct 30 VAN@VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 11:13 2:54
Oct 27 CGY@CGY 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 1 14:41 2:01
Oct 26 EDM@EDM 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 2 1 14:28 2:45
Oct 24 COL@COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 11:33 1:38
Oct 21 CAR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 13:49 1:30
Oct 19 ARI@ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 11:16 0:42
Oct 17 ARI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 7 0.0 0 0 11:44 1:09
Oct 14 COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 12:41 4:25
Oct 12 NAS@NAS 0 1 1 0 4 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 12:45 0:33
Oct 10 DET 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 12:12 2:15
Oct 7 STL@STL 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 15:31 2:38
Oct 6 VGK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 13:43 2:21

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

Spezza posted career lows offensively with eight points and 18 helpers in 2017-18.

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Spezza (back) took part in line rushes during pregame warmups, indicating he'll be in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Flyers, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports.

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Spezza (back) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's home tilt against the Flyers, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports.

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Spezza (back) won't even be reevaluated for two more weeks, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports.

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Spezza (back) won't be in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Capitals, Mike Heika of The Dallas Morning News reports.

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Spezza notched an assist during a 3-1 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday.

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Spezza notched two assists in Saturday's 7-1 win over the Sabres.

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Spezza scored two power-play goals during Tuesday's 4-2 win over Detroit.

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Spezza will be back in the lineup for Tuesday's matchup in Detroit after serving as a healthy scratch Monday, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports.

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Spezza will serve as a healthy scratch against the Bruins on Monday.

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Spezza didn't register a shot in regulation or overtime, but he did score the shootout-winning goal during Monday's 2-1 win over the Rangers.

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Spezza led the team with four shots in Tuesday's win over Vegas.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017-18

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2016-17

A superbly creative playmaker and one of the game’s most consistent power-play threats, Spezza may no longer be the stud scorer of his heyday with the Senators, but he’s settled in as a consistent producer of 60-plus points as the Stars’ (usually) second-line center behind Tyler Seguin. How he gets those points is another story, as his goal totals have varied widely over the last three seasons – 23, 17 and most recently 33. Yes, Spezza nearly doubled his goal total from the prior year, and he did so while posting his best plus-minus since 2011-12, which was (perhaps not so coincidentally) the last time he scored 30-plus goals. He also showed up in the playoffs despite the Stars’ disappointing second-round exit, collecting 13 points in as many games. There’s no reason to expect anything less as he enters another season as the Stars’ third-most-important offensive weapon.

2015-16

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, with few long stretches coming where he failed to appear on the scoresheet. Additionally, the 32-year-old center struck four times on the power play and fired over 200 shots on goal for the third straight season. No longer the 90-point player he was during his prime years with the Senators, Spezza remains one of the league's more dynamic No. 2 centers, and could see his scoring total rise in 2015-16 if big-time sniper Patrick Sharp slides in next to him on the wing at even strength and on the top power-play unit. Expect Spezza to stave off Father Time a little longer and remain salient in fantasy circles this season as part of a top-flight Stars attack.

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