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Jason Spezza | Center | #90

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (34) / 6/13/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 1 (2) / OTT
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Jason Spezza picked up a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to his former team, the Ottawa Senators.

The Stars found themselves down 3-0 in the second period and they were never able to recover. Spezza registered the primary assist on Tyler Seguin's goal which cut the deficit to 3-1, and he added one of his own to make it 4-2. Spezza is currently riding a five-game point streak. He has 12 goals and 28 assists in 55 games.
Mar 9 - 12:18 AM

Jason Spezza potted a goal in a 4-2 win over Washington on Monday night.

He gave the Stars a 3-0 lead in the third period and his goal held up as the game winner. Spezza played alongside Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn in the contest and they both assisted on the marker. If the line stays together then Spezza should get a significant boost down the stretch.
Mar 7 - 11:13 AM

Jason Spezza notched a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Islanders.

His two points helped the Stars build a 3-1 lead, but New York rallied in the third to hand Dallas the loss. Spezza has scored two goals in the last two games to finally get him to double digits on the season. He had 33 markers in 75 matches last year, but he has scored just 10 times through 52 outings in 2016-17.
Mar 3 - 10:38 AM

Depth Charts

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