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Jason Spezza | Center | #90

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (34) / 6/13/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 214
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 1 (2) / OTT
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Jason Spezza scored a goal in a 5-3 loss to Vegas on Saturday.
This has been a rough campaign for Spezza, who has five goals and 11 points in 30 contests. He should bounce back at least a little bit, but Spezza's not the elite forward he once was. Dec 10 - 10:20 AM

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Jason Spezza has picked up just one point in his last eight contests.

It's been a brutal season for Spezza, who has only four goals and 10 points in 29 games this season. It looks like his days of being relevant in fantasy leagues are over, but the Stars still need a bit more production from him.
Dec 9 - 11:25 AM

Jason Spezza potted his third goal of the season in Tuesday's 3-1 win over Montreal.

Spezza, who was credited with the game winner, played alongside Tyler Seguin and Devin Shore in the contest. The trio accounted for all three goals in the victory.
Nov 22 - 10:28 AM

The Dallas Stars have an ugly 3-7-1 record on the road this season.

On a positive note, they're 6-2-0 at home. Still, the road struggles can't be ignored. "We're still in the discovery phase of how we're going to play and in our ability to have confidence to execute it the whole game and be more predictable with our play," forward Jason Spezza said. "We're not predictable enough for each other, and that might be where our issues are coming from."
Nov 18 - 10:48 AM

Jason Spezza finally scored his first goal of the season in Friday's 5-0 win over the New York Islanders.

Spezza's power play tally with four minutes left in the second period made it 5-0 for the Stars. The veteran forward has struggled to produce offense this season. He has just six points in 16 games in 2017-18, which means he doesn't need to be owned in standard fantasy leagues. "It's nice to score a goal and contribute offensively," Spezza said after the game. "Obviously it's been a long time for me, hopefully it's something I can build off of."
Nov 11 - 10:42 AM

Jason Spezza has gone 15 straight games without a goal this season.

This is the longest goal drought at the start of a season in Spezza's 15-year career. It's also quickly approaching his longest goalless slump when he went 17 matches without finding the back of the net in 2003-04 with Ottawa. "You draw on positive things you've done in the past," Spezza said when asked how you snap out of a funk like this. "This is when you lean on your experience to get out of it." He has contributed five assists and has 32 shots on target.
Nov 9 - 11:01 AM

Jason Spezza hasn't registered a point in five straight games.

Spezza has shifted back to the wing and Mattias Janmark has taken over in the middle. "I'm getting chances, I'm just not burying them," Spezza said Tuesday morning. "I think I've had more chances 5-on-5 than I did a lot of parts of different years. The chances are there for me, and I'm shooting it pretty well in practice, I'm just not connecting in a game." He has three assists and 21 shots in nine games this year, but he's still looking for his first goal.
Oct 25 - 10:19 AM

Jason Spezza has chipped in one assist in each of the last three games.

Spezza had a helper on Jamie Benn's power-play goal in Thursday's 4-1 loss to Nashville. He has logged just over 12 minutes of ice time in each of the last two games.
Oct 13 - 10:29 AM

Jason Spezza has been spending quite a bit of time centering the Stars' second line.

There was talk of Spezza alternating between left wing and center but it looks based on what we've seen so far in training camp that the majority of his time will be at the pivot position. Brett Ritchie and Mattias Janmark have spent the most time on Spezza's wings and we wouldn't be surprised if that forms the Stars' second unit behind the top line of Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn and Alexander Radulov.
Source: Stars.com
Sep 23 - 12:33 PM

Stars head coach Ken Hitchcock says Jason Spezza will split time at center and left wing this season.

"The role Jason will have is a split duty role, and if I play Spezza on the wing, it will be a left wing," said Hitchcock. "Jason will play a lot of center and some wing. We need to start with the puck, so he's definitely going to be taking draws on his strong side." The 34-year-old has mostly played center during his career, but he's also managed to be productive when asked to play the wing. Spezza had 15 goals and 50 points in 68 games last season.
Sep 3 - 12:29 PM

Jason Spezza may not return to center this campaign after all.

It seems as though Martin Hanzal will play in the middle and Spezza will be on the wing going into the season. Both players prefer to play center, but Spezza is the one with experience as a right winger. It's not the ideal position for him, though. The arrivals of Hanzal and Alexander Radulov could also cut into his power-play time. If that ends up being the case then Spezza's ability to return to the 60-point plateau could be hindered.
Aug 1 - 5:40 PM

Jason Spezza should have a better season in 2017-18 than he did last year.

The reason is that Spezza will return to his natural center position under new head coach Ken Hitchcock rather than playing on the wing as he did on more than numerous occasions with deposed coach Lindy Ruff. Spezza had 15 goals and 50 points in 68 games after a 33 goal, 63 point effort in 75 games in 2015-16. Draft him with an eye to a 60-65 point campaign.
Jun 4 - 6:39 AM

Jason Spezza posted a pair of points in Sunday's 6-3 loss to Tampa Bay.

Spezza collected a goal and an assist during the match, giving him 14 goals and 48 points in 65 games this season.
Apr 2 - 10:13 PM

Jason Spezza scored the game winning goal that ended the Carolina Hurricanes 13-game points’ streak as the Stars won 3-0 Saturday night.

Spezza’s goal at the 4:46 mark of the second was all the Stars needed, but they put two more pucks into an empty net as the Canes went for broke with more than two minutes remaining in the game. This was Spezza’s first goal in nine games. During the past eight, he has earned five assists, however.
Apr 1 - 9:33 PM

Jason Spezza picked up three assists in Friday's 6-1 win over the San Jose Sharks.

Spezza returned to the lineup after missing two games with a back injury. His return couldn't have gone much better. He played on the fourth line with Curtis McKenzie (two assists) and Adam Cracknell (three goals). "We did some good things, had some good shifts and got a lucky bounce on the first one and some nights that gives you a little jolt of energy," said Spezza. He has 12 goals and 33 assists in 60 games.
Mar 25 - 11:03 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Seguin
2Jason Spezza
3Martin Hanzal
4Radek Faksa
5Gemel Smith
LW1Jamie Benn
2Mattias Janmark
3Antoine Roussel
4Remi Elie
5Jason Dickinson
RW1Alexander Radulov
2Brett Ritchie
3Devin Shore
4Tyler Pitlick
D1John Klingberg
2Esa Lindell
3Marc Methot
4Dan Hamhuis
5Stephen Johns
6Julius Honka
7Greg Pateryn
8Jamie Oleksiak
G1Ben Bishop
2Kari Lehtonen