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Jason Spezza | Center | #90

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/13/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 1 (2) / OTT
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Jason Spezza got a bit slimmer in the off-season.
"I'm just trying to get better, trying to adapt with the times," Spezza said. "The game is going in a certain direction and you don't want to get left behind. I think I have a lot of good, productive years ahead of me, so I want to make changes." He is motivated for success this season and in the playoffs, so another 60-point campaign should be in the cards for the 33-year-old center. Sep 28 - 5:45 PM

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Jason Spezza can "sense the urgency" for the Stars to be a win now team.

"We feel like we're in a bit of a window here, we have to try to win," Spezza said. "You can sense the urgency around the rink, you can sense through Jim [Nill] and Lindy [Ruff], just the push to try to make us better. And as players, we have to recognize that we have a good team and you can't take anything for granted. It's hard to keep good teams together." Their window to win the Stanley Cup likely extends beyond this season, but in 2017-18 Jamie Benn's new eight-year, $76 million contract will kick in and thus increase his annual cap hit by $4.25 million. Tyler Seguin is going to need to get his own sizable raise after the 2018-19 campaign and 2018-19 is also the last season of Spezza's current deal.
Sep 13 - 9:12 AM

Jason Spezza tallied his fifth goal of the postseason in a 3-2 win over St. Louis in Game 6.

Spezza gave the Stars a 3-0 lead after the first period with a power-play marker and they held on to get the series to a seventh game. He has generated one goal and three helpers over a four-game point streak.
May 10 - 9:55 AM

Jason Spezza earned an assist on Thursday in a 3-2 overtime win over St. Louis.

His seventh helper of the postseason came on a power-play goal by Patrick Sharp. The veteran center has collected 11 points in 10 postseason outings
May 6 - 8:13 AM

Jason Spezza skipped Thursday's practice due to a family matter.

Spezza still skated afterwards, so this is really just an FYI in case you heard that he missed the team's practice and was wondering what happened. He's coming off a big series where he scored four goals and nine points in six contests.
Apr 28 - 2:01 PM

Jason Spezza powered the Stars to a series-clinching win in Game 6 with four points in their 5-4 triumph against the Wild on Sunday afternoon.

Spezza has gone full taking-over-the-game mode in this series, adding a goal and three helpers to his already impressive stat line. He now has four goals and nine points in six playoff games. Spezza is showing that he is still a force on offense. Jamie Benn (goal, two assists), Patrick Sharp (goal, assist), John Klingberg and Alex Goligoski got the other goals. All of the Stars’ best offensive players came out to play in this one. They’ll take on the winner of the Blues-Hawks series in Round 2.
Apr 24 - 6:25 PM

Jason Spezza just keeps working his magic.

Mid way through the third period, the veteran forward tied the game at three after trailing for most of it. Not 30 seconds later, Alex Goligoski briefly put the Stars ahead 4-3. Unfortunately, they'd fall in overtime in Game 5. Spezza now has three goals and five points in the series.
Apr 23 - 1:15 AM

Jason Spezza scored the game-winning-goal in the Stars 3-2 win over Minnesota in Game 4 to take a commanding 3-1 series lead.

Spezza also picked up an assist for his second multiple point game of the series. The Patrick Eaves and Ales Hemsky also scored in the victory. The 32-year-old has four points in four games.
Apr 21 - 1:25 AM

Jason Spezza kept up his scoring ways during Thursday's 4-0 Game 1 victory over Minnesota.

Spezza collected a goal and an assist during the effort. If you include the regular season, he's now picked up points in four straight and in seven of his last 10 overall games. He's also now up to 18 goals and 54 points in 57 career playoff games.
Apr 15 - 12:36 AM

Jason Spezza led the Stars past the Predators with his seventh career hat trick on Saturday.

Spezza was all the offense they needed as the Stars won 3-2. Spezza ends the campaign with 33 goals and 63 points in 73 games. It's the first time since 2011-12 he posted at least 30 goals as well.
Apr 10 - 1:55 AM

Jason Spezza has recovered from his illness.

Spezza skipped Thursday's game due to the disease, but he's fine to play on Saturday. He has 30 goals and 60 points in 74 games.
Apr 8 - 1:59 PM

Jason Spezza is dealing with an illness.

Jason Dickinson has been called up to help fill the void. Consider Spezza day-to-day for now. He has 30 goals and 60 points in 74 contests this season.
Apr 7 - 11:59 AM

Jason Spezza scored the game-winning goal in the Stars 5-2 victory over the Nashville Predators, Tuesday.

This is Spezza's fifth 30-goal season in the NHL and first with the Stars. Spezza is just two goals shy of his 300th goal of his career. In 71 games this season, he also has recorded 28 assists for 58 points. Make sure he is in your lineup.
Mar 30 - 9:13 AM

Jason Spezza picked up a pair of assists in Saturday's win over the San Jose Sharks.

Spezza had a pair of primary assists in the second period, as he set up goals by Mattias Janmark and Patrick Sharp (power play). The 32-year-old has 29 goals and 57 points in 70 games this season.
Mar 27 - 11:30 AM

Jason Spezza is showing no signs of slowing down.

He scored two more goals Saturday night in the Stars' 5-4 overtime loss to St. Louis and now has scored in six straight games and has 10 goals in Dallas' last 10 games. And to think. At one time all everyone thought of Spezza was that he was a playmaker.
Mar 13 - 11:16 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Seguin
2Jason Spezza
3Cody Eakin
4Radek Faksa
5Devin Shore
LW1Jamie Benn
2Patrick Sharp
3Antoine Roussel
4Mattias Janmark
5Jason Dickinson
RW1Jiri Hudler
2Ales Hemsky
3Patrick Eaves
4Curtis McKenzie
5Brett Ritchie
D1John Klingberg
2Dan Hamhuis
3Johnny Oduya
4Stephen Johns
5Esa Lindell
6Jordie Benn
7Patrik Nemeth
8Jamie Oleksiak
G1Kari Lehtonen
2Antti Niemi