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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 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

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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

It looks like Jason Spezza will return to the lineup for Friday's game against the San Jose Sharks.

Spezza has missed each of Dallas' last two games because of a back injury. He's skating as a winger on Dallas' fourth line with Curtis McKenzie and Adam Cracknell during the pre-game warmup.
Mar 24 - 8:15 PM

Jason Spezza didn't travel with the Stars, and will remain sidelined with back spasms on Thursday against Chicago.

No word yet if he'll be able to play on Friday, if not, it'll be his third straight game out of the lineup. Consider him day-to-day, fo rnow.
Mar 23 - 8:00 PM

Jason Spezza (back) is doubtful to play on Thursday.

He skated on Wednesday, but did not participate in practice. Spezza missed Monday's game versus San Jose because of back spasms.
Mar 22 - 2:05 PM

Jason Spezza (back) didn't skate in the morning and remains doubtful to play Monday night against San Jose.

He hasn't been officially ruled out yet, but it doesn't look promising after he left Sunday's session due to back spasms.
Mar 20 - 12:24 PM

Jason Spezza left Sunday morning's practice with back spasms, and is doubtful for Monday's match with San Jose.

Well that's no good. The veteran pivot has posted 12 goals and 42 points in 59 games this season. Consider him day-to-day, for now.
Mar 19 - 2:20 PM

Despite his obvious offensive talents, Jason Spezza is turning over the puck at key times.

Spezza is not alone. The Stars other veterans such as Tyler Seguin are also having a difficult time maintaining possession. Spezza is minus 18 for the season and Seguin is minus 16. Those are not good stats and Dallas coach Lindy Ruff called out his veteran players after a loss to Calgary Friday. "It's not the young guys turning the puck over," Ruff said. "Play the game the right way. At the end of the night, those guys have to be your better players." Yikes. It's just been that kind of season for the Stars.
Mar 19 - 10:43 AM

Jason Spezza picked up two assists in Dallas' 4-2 win over Vancouver on Thursday.

Spezza snapped a small two game point-less streak for Spezza. He has six points in his last six games. He has 42 points in 58 games. Tyler Seguin scored his 24th while Ales Hemskey, Esa Lindell and Radek Faska all found the back of the net in the win.
Mar 17 - 1:15 AM

Depth Charts

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