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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 produced two goals and two assists in the past three games.
Spezza was a healthy scratch last Monday and it seems like the move has helped spark some offense. His ice time is still hovering around 13-14 minutes, which isn't great, but his two multi-point efforts has him trending in the right direction in what has been a very disappointing season for the veteran forward. Jan 22 - 11:14 AM

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Jason Spezza scored a pair of goals in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

Stars head coach Ken Hitchcock made Spezza a healthy scratch in yesterday's game against the Bruins, and it sure seems like the veteran got the message. Both goals came on the power play. His first one gave the Stars a 2-1 lead in the first period while his second made it 3-2 for his team in the middle frame. Spezza now has seven goals and 18 points in 45 games this season. It's nice to see him produce again, but that doesn't mean he should be added in standard fantasy leagues.
Jan 16 - 10:47 PM

Coach Ken Hitchcock expects to see a better version of Jason Spezza on Tuesday night.

Spezza will return to the fold after he was a healthy scratch Monday afternoon. "I think he knows he can be better and we need more from him," GM Jim Nill added. "We've got a good thing going here, and he's a big part of it. He's one of his leaders, and we want him at his best."
Jan 16 - 10:54 AM

Stars GM Jim Nill believes that Jason Spezza will be back in the lineup on Tuesday night.

Spezza will be a healthy scratch Monday afternoon versus Boston. He has five goals and 16 points in 44 games this year. Spezza hasn't found the back of the net since Dec. 9 and he hasn't recorded a point in the past five matches.
Jan 15 - 1:00 PM

Jason Spezza will be a healthy scratch Monday afternoon against Boston.

Spezza won't play as a coach's decision. The veteran forward has only produced five goals and 16 points in 44 games this campaign.
Jan 15 - 12:41 PM

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.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 10:20:00 AM

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.
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 11:25:00 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.
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 10:28:00 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."
Sat, Nov 18, 2017 10:48:00 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."
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 10:42:00 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.
Thu, Nov 9, 2017 11:01:00 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.
Wed, Oct 25, 2017 10:19:00 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.
Fri, Oct 13, 2017 10:29:00 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
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 12:33:00 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.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 12:29:00 PM

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
G1Ben Bishop
2Kari Lehtonen