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Jason Spezza | Center

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/13/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
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For a second straight time, Jason Spezza provided the game-winning goal for the Dallas Stars.
Spezza registered the winner marker just after the midway point of the third period against Washington on Thursday night. He has scored in three consecutive matches and has the winning tally in two of those outings. Nov 20 - 9:52 AM

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Jason Spezza scored the game-winning goal in Tuesday's 3-1 victory over Buffalo.

He has found the back of the net in his last two games. Spezza also won 13 of his 18 faceoffs in the match.
Nov 18 - 11:15 AM

Jason Spezza's line journey continued Tuesday when he played alongside Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin.

Spezza earned two primary assists on two of Seguin's three goals in the contest. He has played with just about every forward on the Stars' roster this season and he has been successful. Spezza has 12 points in 13 games this year.
Nov 4 - 11:47 AM

Jason Spezza has played with a variety of linemates early in the season.

"He told me before the season that I would probably see a lot of linemates, so I knew it was coming," Spezza said referring to coach Lindy Ruff. "I've enjoyed it. We have a lot of talented young players, so it's been fun having them on my line." He has played with Mattias Janmark, Valeri Nichushkin, Ales Hemsky and Patrick Sharp among others. In Monday's game against Toronto, Radek Faksa is expected to get a turn alongside Spezza.
Nov 2 - 6:47 PM

Jason Spezza is hoping to see the Stars bounce back after a 6-2 loss to Florida this past Saturday.

"I think the maturity of a good team is to follow up a bad game with a strong one, so this is a test for us," Spezza said. "We did it earlier in the year in Colorado when we lost. Now we've got a tough game coming up that we're going to have to show some urgency and show that we are making strides as a team by responding to a bad loss." Dallas plays Tuesday night against a struggling Anaheim Ducks squad. The Stars want to eliminate the inconsistencies that plagued their game last season, so they are viewing Tuesday as an important contest.
Oct 26 - 11:59 AM

Jason Spezza scored his fifth goal in Thursday's 4-1 win versus Pittsburgh.

He took advantage of a turnover by David Perron and snapped the puck by Marc-Andre Fleury to give the Stars a 3-0 lead. Spezza has generated eight points and 26 shots in seven games this year.
Oct 23 - 10:02 AM

Jason Spezza had a goal and an assist in Dallas' 5-3 victory over Tampa Bay Thursday night.

It was another strong performance from Spezza after he tallied a hat trick in his previous outing. He set up Jamie Benn's power-play goal and scored his fourth marker of the year in the third period.
Oct 16 - 12:03 PM

Jason Spezza scored a hat trick in Tuesday's 4-2 win over Edmonton.

Spezza opened the scoring at the 17:48 mark of the first period, as he beat Edmonton's Anders Nilsson from a terrible angle. The Stars center added two more goals in the third period to complete the trifecta. As a team, Dallas had 52 shots on goal and Spezza had eight of those. The 32-year-old now has four points in three games this season.
Oct 14 - 12:20 AM

Jason Spezza likes the off-season changes that Dallas has made.

"You are bringing in great pedigree," he said referring to new teammates Patrick Sharp, Johnny Oduya and Antti Niemi. "You are not only bringing in great players; you are bringing in great players that have won and won together. They'll have their different outlook on things and what they found that was successful for them in Chicago they can implement things in our dressing room. We have a pretty open team to learn and get better. When you add three guys that have won, it is huge for the locker room." Spezza is excited for the upcoming season and, just like most players, he is anxious to start training camp.
Aug 26 - 9:29 PM

Jason Spezza was named the top forward at the 2015 World Hockey Championship.

Not only did Spezza win gold with Team Canada, but he also led the entire tournament in scoring with six goals and 14 points. Brent Burns (Team Canada) was named the tournament's best defenseman, while Pekka Rinne (Finland) was named the tournament's top goaltender.
May 17 - 5:46 PM

Jason Spezza scored one of Canada's two goals in a 2-0 win over the host Czech Republic at the IIHF World Hockey Championships.

Canada now advances to the gold medal game against the winner of the U.S./ Russia match scheduled to take place Saturday afternoon. Spezza has had a wonderful tournament as he leads all scorers with 14 points. Taylor Hall scored Canada's other goal, while Mike Smith earned the shutout setting aside 18 Czech shots.
May 16 - 12:06 PM

Through Friday's off-day, Jason Spezza sits atop the scoring table at the World Hockey Championship.

Through eight games, the Dallas Stars center has five goals and 13 points for Team Canada. While one normally wouldn't combine NHL regular season and international stats, it's worth noting that through 90 combined games Spezza has 20 goals and 70 points. The last time Spezza recorded that many points during the NHL regular season was 2011-12 with Ottawa when he tied a career high with 34 goals and totaled 84 points in 80 games.
May 15 - 10:24 PM

Jason Spezza didn't like his performance in his first season with Dallas.

However, he feels he will be better in 2015-16. "I think I was just more comfortable in the second half. I played better and understood where I was on the team," Spezza said. "You get to know the coach and you get to know the system. I think early on in the year there's a lot of trying to figure out guys and figure out who you're playing with. It's easy to put five names together for a power play, but until you play together you don't really know the little plays you have to make and who likes the puck where. It was definitely a learning process." He earned 17 goals and 62 points in 82 games this past campaign. Spezza believes in the potential of the Stars and he's looking forward to next year.
May 13 - 3:52 PM

Jason Spezza scored two goals and registered an assist in Team Canada's 6-1 opening round game against Latvia at the World Hockey Championships.

He is centering a line featuring Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon so his chances of having some success over the next two weeks are fairly high. Other Dallas players are doing well thus far in the IIHF tournament. Jhonas Enroth was the winning goalie in Sweden's 6-5 shootout win over the host club and John Klingberg assisted on the late game-tying goal in that contest.
May 2 - 12:04 PM

Dallas Stars owner Tom Gaglardi said he liked the way the team's off-season acquisitions improved as the season went on.

"Well, I think you look at Spezza, and you can probably add [free-agent signee] Ales Hemsky, and I think there was a real transition period for them, so things take time no matter what player you add," said Gaglardi. "They came in and they were used to playing a different brand of hockey, and it took time for them to change how they played. I know there weren’t a lot of second-line centers that outpointed Jason Spezza, and there might not have been any in the second half of the season. I just think that he was so much better in the second half, and I think that projects out to next season."
Apr 19 - 9:58 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Tyler Seguin
2Jason Spezza
3Cody Eakin
4Vernon Fiddler
LW1Jamie Benn
2Patrick Sharp
3Antoine Roussel
4Mattias Janmark
5Travis Moen
6Curtis McKenzie
RW1Valeri Nichushkin
2Ales Hemsky
3Patrick Eaves
4Colton Sceviour
5Brett Ritchie
D1Alex Goligoski
2John Klingberg
3Johnny Oduya
4Jason Demers
5Jordie Benn
6Jyrki Jokipakka
7Patrik Nemeth
8Jamie Oleksiak
G1Kari Lehtonen
2Antti Niemi
3Jack Campbell