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Encyclopedia > Jason Spezza
Position Centre
Shoots Right
Nickname(s) Spezz, Spez-dispenser
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
209 lb (95 kg/14 st 13 lb)
NHL Team Ottawa Senators
Nationality Flag of Canada Canada
Born June 13, 1983 (1983-06-13) (age 24),
Mississauga, ON CAN
NHL Draft 2nd overall, 2001
Ottawa Senators
Pro Career 2002 – present

Jason Anthony Rocco Spezza (born June 13, 1983 in Mississauga, Ontario) is a professional ice hockey centerman currently playing for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL). Spezza is known for his speed and playmaking abilities and usually plays on a line with Dany Heatley and Daniel Alfredsson. The line is known as the 'CASH' line.'[1] The position an ice hockey player plays can be divided into three basic categories: Forwards Centre Wingers Defenceman Goaltender ... Centre or center in ice hockey is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play is the middle of the ice, away from the side boards. ... A shot in ice hockey is an attempt by a player to score a goal by striking the puck with his stick in the direction of the net. ... EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... Stature redirects here. ... Weight, in the context of human body weight measurements in the medical sciences and in sports is a measurement of mass, and is thus expressed in units of mass, such as kilograms (kg), or units of force such as pounds (lb). ... Look up pound in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Kg redirects here. ... Look up pound in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... NHL redirects here. ... For other uses, see Ottawa Senators (disambiguation). ... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see Birthday (disambiguation). ... is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Motto: Pride in our past, Faith in our future Area: 288. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 107 Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... Motto (Latin for From Sea to Sea) Anthem O Canada Royal anthem: God Save the Queen Capital Ottawa Largest city Toronto Official languages English, French Government Parliamentary democracy and federal constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II  -  Governor General Michaëlle Jean  -  Prime Minister Stephen Harper Establishment  -  Act of Union February... The NHL Entry Draft is a collective meeting in which the franchises of the National Hockey League systematically select the rights to available amateur players who meet the eligibility requirements to play professional hockey in the NHL. // The first NHL Amateur Draft was held on June 5, 1963 at the... The 2001 NHL Entry Draft was held in June at the National Car Rental Center in Sunrise, Florida. ... For other uses, see Ottawa Senators (disambiguation). ... is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Motto: Pride in our past, Faith in our future Area: 288. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 107 Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Centre or center in ice hockey is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play is the middle of the ice, away from the side boards. ... For other uses, see Ottawa Senators (disambiguation). ... NHL redirects here. ... Daniel Dany James Heatley (born January 21, 1981, in Freiburg, West Germany) is a Canadian professional hockey player who currently plays for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League. ... Daniel Alfredsson (born 11 December 1972, Gothenburg, Sweden) is a professional Swedish ice hockey player. ...


Spezza was one of the most highly touted prospects prior to 2001. Spezza began playing in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) at the early age of 15. His play earned him a roster spot Canada's World Junior Hockey Championship team at 16 years of age; at the time, he was the third 16-year-old to make the cut— only Eric Lindros and Wayne Gretzky had previously qualified. He has several Junior All-star team titles on his resumé. OHL All-Star Game 2006 Opening Face Off. ... The Ice Hockey World Championships are an annual event put together by the IIHF, the International Ice Hockey Federation, since 1930. ... Eric Bryan Lindros (born February 28, 1973 in London, Ontario, Canada) is a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ...


Spezza was drafted second overall in 2001; his draft pick was acquired by the Senators from the New York Islanders as part of the Alexei Yashin trade. Spezza split his first season between Ottawa and its farm team, the Binghamton Senators. At the NHL level, Spezza played 33 games at and scored 21 points, securing his position on the Senators' NHL roster. In the 2005-06 NHL season, Spezza reached the 90 point mark and set a franchise record with 71 assists. The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ... Alexei Valeryevich Yashin (Алексей Валерьевич Яшин, Aleksej Valerjevič Jašin, born in Sverdlovsk, USSR, now Yekaterinburg, Russia, on November 5, 1973) is a professional hockey player who has signed on to play for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. ... A farm team, or farm club, generally refers to a minor league baseball league in the United States which are at a lower pay level and play in smaller cities and towns than do Major League Baseball, and which are under the control of the two major leagues and are... The Binghamton Senators are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The modernized NHL shield logo was introduced for the 2005-06 season. ...


These feats made him become a popular figure and fan-favourite in Ottawa. He is involved in community programs, such as the "Spelling with Spezza" program.

Contents

Early life

Jason was born to Italian parents Rino and Donna Spezza. He has twin siblings; a sister Michelle and a brother, Matthew, who is also an ice hockey goaltender working his way up to the professional level. He favoured Mario Lemieux growing up, until Lemieux retired.[2] However, he watched the Toronto Maple Leafs growing up as a child, since he grew up in the Toronto area. Languages Italian, Sicilian, Neapolitan, Corsican, Sardinian, Emiliano-Romagnolo, Ligurian, Lombard, Piedmontese, Venetian, Ladin, Friulian Religions predominantly Roman Catholic      The Italians are a Southern European ethnic group found primarily in Italy and in a wide-ranging diaspora throughout Western Europe, the Americas and Australia. ... Mario Lemieux (born October 5, 1965, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played 17 seasons for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League between 1984 and 2006. ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ...


Baby modeling career

Before the age of 1, Spezza won a baby contest and began his youth modeling career. The victory resulted in Spezza becoming the poster boy for Baby, a Broadway musical that played at Toronto's O'Keefe Centre in the summer of 1984. At five years old, Spezza was chosen for a Minute Maid commercial. Two years later, he modeled clothing for stores Woolco and Kmart.[3][4] A model is a person who poses or displays for purposes of art, fashion, or other products and advertising. ... Baby is a 1983 Broadway musical, composed by David Shire with lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... The Hummingbird Centre The Hummingbird Centre is a major performing arts venue in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Minute Maid is a product line of beverages, usually associated with orange juice, but now extends to soft drinks of many kinds, including Hi-C. Minute Maid was the first company to market orange juice concentrate, allowing it to be distributed nationwide and served year-round. ... Woolco was a discount retail department store chain that operated in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. ... For the Australasian department store chain, see Kmart Australia. ...


Eventually, Spezza focused on hockey and ended his modeling career before he turned nine. By the time he was 15, he knew he had a chance at making it to the NHL, notably saying:

"All my time and effort was put into being a hockey player. At 15 or 16, I knew I was going to have a chance to play pro hockey. It was just a matter of how good could I be. My dad was my coach, kind of an intense guy, and he pushed me."

Playing career

Junior years

He was able to play for the OHL's Brampton Battalion as an underaged player for the 1998-99 season because it was his hometown team; he averaged over a point per game. He was then required to enter the OHL Priority Draft and was selected by the Mississauga Ice Dogs in the team's opening season (1999–00). Spezza became the third player to represent Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championship as a 16-year-old, after Wayne Gretzky and Eric Lindros. This feat was also accomplished the same year by defenseman Jay Bouwmeester and Sidney Crosby in 2004. Splitting the next year with the Ice Dogs and Windsor Spitfires, Spezza scored his OHL-career-high 86 points in 66 games. City: Brampton, Ontario League: Ontario Hockey League Conference: Eastern Division: Central Founded: December 3, 1996 Home Arena: Powerade Centre Colours: Olive, Yellow, Black, White Head Coach: Stan Butler General Manager: Stan Butler The Barrie Colts applying pressure at the Brampton Battalion net, while visiting the Powerade Centre. ... OHL All-Star Game 2006 Opening Face Off. ... The Mississauga IceDogs is an Ontario Hockey League team based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... Eric Bryan Lindros (born February 28, 1973 in London, Ontario, Canada) is a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League. ... Jason Jay Bouwmeester (born September 27, 1983 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) is a defenceman currently playing for the Florida Panthers of the NHL. Bouwmeester was drafted third overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. ... Sidney Patrick Crosby (born August 7, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player and captain of the NHLs Pittsburgh Penguins. ... The Windsor Spitfires are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League. ...


Prior to the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Spezza was noted as a highly regarded prospect, and won two top prospect awards.[5] He was drafted second overall after the Atlanta Thrashers' pick for the left-winger Ilya Kovalchuk. His pick originally belonged to the New York Islanders, but was traded to Ottawa along with Zdeno Chara and Bill Muckalt for Alexei Yashin. The 2001 NHL Entry Draft was held in June at the National Car Rental Center in Sunrise, Florida. ... The Atlanta Thrashers are a professional ice hockey team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Ilya Valeryevich Kovalchuk (Russian: Илья Валерьевич Ковальчук, Ilja Valerjevič Kovalčuk; born April 15, 1983, in Tver, USSR) is a professional ice hockey player. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ... Zdeno Chára Zdeno Chára, #3 (born March 18, 1977) is an elite ice hockey defenceman playing for the Ottawa Senators. ... Bill Muckalt (born July 15, 1974 in Surrey, British Columbia) is a retired Canadian ice hockey forward. ... Alexei Valeryevich Yashin (Алексей Валерьевич Яшин, Aleksej Valerjevič Jašin, born in Sverdlovsk, USSR, now Yekaterinburg, Russia, on November 5, 1973) is a professional hockey player who has signed on to play for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. ...


After one more OHL season with the Belleville Bulls and some time in the AHL playoffs with the Grand Rapids Griffins, Spezza started his professional career in the American Hockey League (AHL) with the Binghamton Senators for the 2002-03 season. City: Belleville, Ontario League: Ontario Hockey League Conference: Eastern Division: East Founded: February 2, 1981 Home Arena: Belleville Yardmen Arena Colours: Black, Red, Gold & White Head Coach: George Burnett General Manager: George Burnett Belleville Bulls in action at home versus Oshawa Generals. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Grand Rapids Griffins are a hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Binghamton Senators are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ...


AHL years and Senators stints

Throughout the season, Spezza was called up to replace the Senators' injured players, and scored 21 points in the process. During one stint with Ottawa, he helped the team win critical games in the 2003 Stanley Cup Playoffs, where the Senators were within one game of the Stanley Cup Finals, losing to the eventual Stanley Cup champion New Jersey Devils. He played his first full season with the Senators in 2003-2004 and scored 22 goals and 55 points. The 2003 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the postseason for the NHL, began on April 9, 2003, following the 2002-03 regular season. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ...


During the NHL lockout, Spezza played in the AHL, and with 117 points, he was the highest scorer in the league by a considerable margin, and the first to record so many points in several years. He was awarded the Les Cunningham Award as the league's Most Valuable Player. The 2004-05 NHL Lockout resulted in the cancellation of what would have been the 88th season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Les Cunningham Award is given to American Hockey Leagues MVP of the season. ... In sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ...


2005-present

With centres Radek Bonk and Todd White traded during the 2004-05 offseason, Spezza began the 2005-06 season as Ottawa's first line centre, playing between friend Dany Heatley and rookie Brandon Bochenski, who was Spezza's linemate in Binghamton. Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson replaced Bochenski on the line and Bochenski was ultimately traded. Radek Bonk (born January 9, 1976, in Krnov, Czechoslovakia) is a professional ice hockey center in the NHL for the Nashville Predators. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Brandon Bochenski (born on April 4th 1982 in Blaine, Minnesota) is an ice hockey player who plays for the Chicago Blackhawks. ... Daniel Alfredsson (born 11 December 1972, Gothenburg, Sweden) is a professional Swedish ice hockey player. ...


Near the start of the season on October 27, 2005, he scored one of his most skilled goals of the year in overtime against the Montreal Canadiens. On the play, Spezza eluded three Montreal Canadiens defenders, slipping the puck between the legs of Sheldon Souray. He then shifted the puck to his backhand, and flipped it into the top of the net over José Theodore's shoulder.[6] is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Sheldon Souray (born July 13, 1976 in Elk Point, Alberta) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently signed with the Edmonton Oilers. ... José Nicholas Theodore (Born - September 13, 1976 in Laval, Quebec, Canada) is a French Canadian professional hockey goaltender of Macedonian descent who has played for the Montreal Canadiens and currently plays for the Colorado Avalanche. ...


That year, the Spezza-Heatley-Alfredsson line, nick-named the 'CASH' line,[1] scored a league-best 296 points. In the 2006 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Senators defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round, but fell to the Buffalo Sabres in five games. Spezza finished the regular season with a franchise record 71 assists. He was second in the league, behind Joe Thornton of the San Jose Sharks (96 assists). The NHL unveiled a new logo for the 2006 Stanley Cup Playoffs. ... The Tampa Bay Lightning are a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida, USA. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Buffalo Sabres is the best professional ice hockey team around. ... Joseph Eric Thornton (born July 2, 1979, in London, Ontario, Canada) is a professional ice hockey centre in the National Hockey League. ... The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California, United States. ...


Spezza was a leader in points per game that year and actually led the league in scoring for a short period of time until he was hampered by several injuries, including a pulled back muscle, which later required surgery. These injuries caused him to miss 14 games, however he was still able to finish in the top 15 in points.


Spezza was a reserve for Team Canada at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy but did not play. The Canadian national mens hockey team is overseen by Hockey Canada. ... The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in Turin, Italy from February 10, 2006, through February 26, 2006. ... Location Region Piedmont Province Torino Area   – Total   – Water 130 km² (50 mi²) ##.# km² (#.# mi²) #.##% Population   – Total (2002)   – Density 857,433 6,596/km² Time zone CET: UTC+1 Latitude Longitude   45°04N 7°40E (##.#######, -##.#######)1. ...


During the summer of 2006, Spezza underwent successful back surgery. During the following season, he was on pace for about 100 points before suffering another injury. He managed a career high 34 goals and finished with 87 points. On May 19, 2007 he scored a goal and an assist as the Senators defeated the Buffalo Sabres in the Eastern Conference final 4 games to 1. They moved to the Stanley Cup finals against the Anaheim Ducks, but lost in five games after the Spezza-Heatley-Alfredsson line failed to perform against Samuel Pahlsson's checking line, backed by star defencemen Scott Niedermayer and Chris Pronger. Spezza finished the playoffs with a franchise record 22 post-season points; he tied linemates Alfredsson and Heatley. is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Anaheim Ducks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Anaheim, California, USA. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Samuel Påhlsson (born December 17, 1977, in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden) is a professional ice hockey player who currently plays for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the National Hockey League. ... Robert Scott Niedermayer (born August 31, 1973, in Edmonton, Alberta) is a Canadian ice hockey defenceman, who is currently suspended by the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League. ... Christopher Robert Pronger (born October 10, 1974, in Dryden, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player for the NHLs Anaheim Ducks (2006–present). ...


Along with teammates Chris Kelly, Brian McGrattan, and Chris Neil, Spezza presented the new Senators symbols, and jersey for their team on August 22 at a 6:00 show at the Senators' home arena, the Scotiabank Place. The uniforms were changed significantly for the new RBK Edge jersey line for better performance and injury prevention. The visiting fans also could get to see the awarded Prince of Wales Trophy that the Senators won after eliminating the Sabres in the third round. Chris Kelly (born November 11, 1980 in Toronto, Ontario) is a professional ice hockey player. ... Caption Brian McGrattan (born in 1981, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) is a professional ice hockey player for the NHLs Ottawa Senators. ... Chris Neil (born June 18, 1979 in Markdale, Ontario) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for the Ottawa Senators as a right winger. ... is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Scotiabank Place (French: ), formerly the Corel Centre and The Palladium, is a 19,000 seat arena in Ottawa, Ontario Canada and home to the NHLs Ottawa Senators. ... Reebok International Limited is a British producer of athletic footwear, apparel, and accessories and is currently a subsidiary of Adidas AG. The name comes from Afrikaans/Dutch spelling of rhebok, a type of African antelope or gazelle. ... This article is about the trophy. ...


On November 2, 2007, Spezza signed a seven-year contraction extension with the Senators worth $49 million. [1]


On February 9, 2008 Spezza scored his first NHL hat-trick during a 6-1 Senators victory over the Montreal Canadians. Spezza contributed to all 6 Senators points, making it the most productive night of his NHL career.


Off the ice

Spezza is currently featured on the NHL 2K8 cover, which has been released on September 11, 2007 for the Playstation 2, Playstation 3, Xbox, and the Xbox 360.[7] He is the first Senator to be on a sports game cover. is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... PS2 redirects here. ... The PlayStation 3 , trademarked PLAYSTATION®3,[3] commonly abbreviated PS3) is the third home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment; successor to the PlayStation 2. ... The Xbox is a sixth generation era video game console produced by Microsoft Corporation. ... It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ...


Upon NHL 2k's selection of Spezza, he commented:

"It’s a great honour to be the NHL 2K8 cover athlete. The NHL 2K series has always selected some of the best players in the NHL and I’m really excited to follow in their footsteps of representing the finest hockey video game title this year."

In his Kanata, Ontario home, Spezza studies other hockey players on his television set. His townhouse is close to the Senators' home arena, Scotiabank Place, and is often visited by Brian McGrattan and Ray Emery, Spezza's former roommate. His house contains an abstract painting done by Spezza's uncle, Karl, and an autographed Michael Jordan sweater from a visit to a Michael Jordan signing.[8] Looking north along Kanatas March Road Kanata is a suburban area in the western part of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. ... Scotiabank Place (French: ), formerly the Corel Centre and The Palladium, is a 19,000 seat arena in Ottawa, Ontario Canada and home to the NHLs Ottawa Senators. ... Caption Brian McGrattan (born in 1981, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) is a professional ice hockey player for the NHLs Ottawa Senators. ... Raymond Ray Emery (born September 28, 1982 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a starting ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Ottawa Senators of the NHL.[4][2] He has been awarded multiple honours, with the majority while playing in numerous minor leagues. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ...


Community programs

Spezza participates in numerous activities outside of hockey, especially the "Spelling with Spezza" program. Winners receive a free autographed poster of Spezza, plus a chance to win tickets to Senators' home games. The program recognizes the importance of spelling. Spezza visits classes registered for the event.[9]And, he is also a donator towards the Ronald McDonald House.[10] Parker Anderson-Stanley, four, visits with Olympic gold-medalist Cassie Campbell at Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta in Calgary on Saturday, 2006-01-14. ...


Career statistics

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998-99 Brampton Battalion OHL 67 22 49 71 18 -- -- -- -- --
1999-00 Mississauga Ice Dogs OHL 52 24 37 61 33 -- -- -- -- --
2000-01 Mississauga Ice Dogs OHL 15 7 23 30 11 -- -- -- -- --
2000-01 Windsor Spitfires OHL 41 36 50 86 32 9 4 5 9 10
2001-02 Windsor Spitfires OHL 27 19 26 45 16 -- -- -- -- --
2001-02 Belleville Bulls OHL 26 23 37 60 26 11 5 6 11 18
2001-02 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL -- -- -- -- -- 3 1 0 1 2
2002-03 Binghamton Senators AHL 43 22 32 54 71 2 1 2 3 4
2002-03 Ottawa Senators NHL 33 7 14 21 8 3 1 1 2 0
2003-04 Ottawa Senators NHL 78 22 33 55 71 3 0 0 0 2
2004-05 Binghamton Senators AHL 80 32 85 117 50 6 1 3 4 6
2005-06 Ottawa Senators NHL 68 19 71 90 33 10 5 9 14 2
2006-07 Ottawa Senators NHL 67 34 53 87 45 20 7 15 22 10
NHL Totals 246 82 171 253 157 36 13 25 38 14

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International play

Medal record
Men's ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Bronze 2000 Ice hockey
Bronze 2001 Ice hockey
Silver 2002 Ice hockey
  • Bronze medal at 2000 Under-20 World Championships
  • Bronze medal at 2001 Under-20 World Championships
  • Silver medal at 2002 Under-20 World Championships
Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2000 Canada U20 7 0 2 2 2
2001 Canada U20 7 3 3 6 2
2002 Canada U20 7 0 4 4 8
Int'l Totals 21 3 9 12 12

The 2001 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships were held in Moscow December 26, 2000 to January 5, 2001. ... The 2002 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships were held in Pardubice and Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. ... The Ice Hockey World Championship is an annual event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation. ...

Awards

  • 1998-99: OHL First All-Star Team
  • 2000-01: CHL Top Draft Prospect
  • 2000-01: OHL Third All-Star Team
  • 2001-02: OHL Third All-Star Team
  • 2002-03: AHL All-Rookie Team
  • 2004-05: AHL Les Cunningham Award (MVP)
  • 2004-05: AHL First All-Star Team
  • 2004-05: AHL John B. Sollenberger Trophy (Leading scorer)
  • 2007-08: NHL All-Star Game roster

OHL All-Star Game 2006 Opening Face Off. ... The Canadian Hockey League is an umbrella organization for three Canadian based Major Junior hockey leagues for players 15 to 20 years of age. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Les Cunningham Award is given to American Hockey Leagues MVP of the season. ... In sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... The John B. Sollenberger Trophy is given to American Hockey Leagues leading scorer for the season. ... The National Hockey League All-Star Game (French: Match des Étoiles de la Ligue Nationale de Hockey) is an exhibition ice hockey game that marks the midway point of the National Hockey Leagues regular season, with many of the star players playing against each other. ...

References

  1. ^ a b Lefebvre, Jean (December 5, 2005), "What's my line?: Naming Sens trio as hard as stopping 'em", Calgary Herald: F5
  2. ^ Ottawa's Jason Spezza:A Spezzial Senator. NHL.com (12-24-03).
  3. ^ Spezza Delivery (10-01-06).
  4. ^ Spezza modelling picture (February 2006).
  5. ^ Jason Spezza - About Jason.
  6. ^ USA Today game summary, accessed 2006-09-12
  7. ^ NHL 2K8 video (07-18-07).
  8. ^ Spezza Delivery (10-01-06).
  9. ^ Sens @ School: Spelling with #19 Spezza.
  10. ^ This is Ottawa Senator Jason Spezza’s Charity....

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See also

This is a list of Ontario Hockey League seasons since inception of the league: 1980-81 | 1981-82 | 1982-83 | 1983-84 | 1984-85 | 1985-86 | 1986-87 | 1987-88 | 1988-89 | 1989-90 | 1990-91 | 1991-92 | 1992-93 | 1993-94 | 1994-95 | 1995-96 | 1996-97 | 1997-98... A list of National Hockey League seasons since inception of the league: 1917-18 | 1918-19 | 1919-20 | 1920-21 | 1921-22 | 1922-23 | 1923-24 | 1924-25 | 1925-26 | 1926-27 | 1927-28 | 1928-29 | 1929-30 | 1930-31 | 1931-32 | 1932-33 | 1933-34 | 1934-35 | 1935-36... This is a list of American Hockey League seasons since inception of the league: 1936-37 | 1937-38 | 1938-39 | 1939-40 | 1940-41 | 1941-42 | 1942-43 | 1943-44 | 1944-45 | 1945-46 | 1946-47 | 1947-48 | 1948-49 | 1949-50 | 1950-51 | 1951-52 | 1952-53 | 1953-54... This is a list of players who have played at least one game for the Ottawa Senators (1991–) club of the National Hockey League. ...

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Preceded by
Jason LaBarbera
Les Cunningham Award Winner
2005
Succeeded by
Donald MacLean
Preceded by
Pavel Rosa
John B. Sollenberger Trophy Winner
2005
Succeeded by
Kirby Law
Persondata
NAME Spezza, Jason
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION ice hockey player
DATE OF BIRTH June 13, 1983
PLACE OF BIRTH Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH
... The Les Cunningham Award is given to American Hockey Leagues MVP of the season. ... Donald MacLean (born January 14, 1977 in Sydney, Nova Scotia) is a professional ice hockey forward. ... Pavel Rosa (June 7, 1977 in Most, Czech Republic - is a Czech professional ice hockey forward who plays for the Los Angeles Kings in the National Hockey League. ... The John B. Sollenberger Trophy is given to American Hockey Leagues leading scorer for the season. ... Kirby Law (born March 11, 1977, in McCreary, Manitoba) is a professional Canadian ice hockey player with the Minnesota Wild. ... Alexei Valeryevich Yashin (Алексей Валерьевич Яшин, Aleksej Valerjevič Jašin, born in Sverdlovsk, USSR, now Yekaterinburg, Russia, on November 5, 1973) is a professional hockey player who has signed on to play for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. ... Alexandre Daigle (born February 7, 1975 in Laval, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. ... Radek Bonk (born January 9, 1976, in Krnov, Czechoslovakia) is a professional ice hockey center in the NHL for the Nashville Predators. ... Bryan Wallace Berard (b. ... Chris Phillips (born March 9, 1978 in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada) is a Canadian professional hockey player. ... Marián Hossa (Born January 12, 1979, in Stará Ľubovňa, Czechoslovakia, now Slovakia) is a Slovak professional ice hockey player. ... This is a list of ice hockey players who have only played one game in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1917-18 to 2000-01. ... Martin Havlát (born April 19, 1981 in Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic) is an ice hockey player with the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL. // He is nicknamed Mach 9 for his speed and former jersey number worn in Ottawa. ... Anton Alyeksyeyeveech Volchenkov (born February 25, 1982 in Moscow, USSR), otherwise known as the A-train or the Russian Bear, is a Russian ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League. ... Professional hockey player for the Los Angeles Kings from Clawson, Michigan. ... Jakub Klepiš (born June 5, 1984 in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a professional ice hockey center. ... Patrick Eaves (born on May 1, 1984 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is a Canadian-born American NHL player for the Ottawa Senators. ... Andrej Meszároš (born October 13, 1985 in Považská Bystrica, Slovakia) is a Slovak[1] ice hockey defenceman currently with the Ottawa Senators of the NHL. // Andrej Meszároš was the Senators first draft pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft and 23rd pick overall. ... For other uses, see Brian Lee (disambiguation) Brian Lee (born March 26, 1987 in Fargo, North Dakota, USA) is an amateur ice hockey player who is a top prospect for the Ottawa Senators. ... Nick Foligno (Born October 31, 1987 in Buffalo, New York) is a player for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League. ... James OBrien (born January 29, 1989 in Maplewood, Minnesota)[4] is an American ice hockey center who was drafted 29th overall by the Ottawa Senators in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... For the First Nation, see Mississaugas. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 107 Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area...

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Spezza joins Daniel Alfredsson, who is signed through 2011-12, and Dany Heatley, who agreed to a $45-million, six-year extension through 2013-14 last month, as franchise cornerstones.
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Jason was one of those players who also made his teammates better, and despite its lowly expansion status, Brampton had some decent players to pair with their young star.
Jason added 11 points in 11 games during the Bulls’ abbreviated post-season run—they were derailed in the conference semis—and then was assigned by the Senators to their minor-league club in the American Hockey League.
Jason was a terror with the puck on his stick—not only able to thread passes through the narrowest of openings, but anticipating the whereabouts of his teammates.
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