Jason Spezza - The Iceman Cometh

ABOUT JASON

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  Name: Jason Anthony Rocco Spezza    
  Born: The 13th of June, 1983.    
  Birthplace: Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada.    
  Height: 6-3    
  Weight: 205 lbs    
  Nickname: "Spezz"    

Favourites:

  • NHL Player: Mario Lemieux, Teemu Selanne, Jaromir Jagr, Steve Yzerman, and Mats Sundin.
  • NHL Team (growing up): Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Sport (other than hockey): Lacrosse
  • Hobby: Video games, watching movies.
  • Colour: Blue.

Charities:

  • Ronald McDonald's House, Lupus Foundation and Easter Seals

Achievements:

  • Scored first goal as a Spitfire on Nov 17 during a 7-1 loss in Erie.
  • Scored four hat-tricks as a Spitfire (Owen Sound - North Bay - London twice).
  • Lead all OHL players with 2.07 points per game.
  • Named All-World Centre at the 2001 World Junior Tournament in Russia.
  • Named Matercard Top CHL Prospect in 2001.
  • Named Captain for Team Cherry at the 2001 Top Prospects Game in Calgary.
  • Named OHL's third all-star team in 2001.
  • Named to OHL all-rookie team in 1998.
  • Has participated in three OHL all-star games.
  • Jason is a first round pick of the Ottawa Senators (2nd overall) in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
  • Jason has won numerous OHL and CHL awards in his career.
  • Played for Team Canada in the last two World Junior
  • Tournaments winning two consecutive bronze medals.
  • Scored game winning goals versus Owen Sound and Peterborough
  • Jason played in his third consecutive World Junior Tournament for Canada
  • Among the OHL leaders with three shorthanded goals and nine powerplay goals
  • Scored hat-tricks vs Toronto and Peterborough in 2001-2002
  • Jason played in the OHL at the age of 15 with the Brampton Battalion

Central Scouting Report :

He is a big, strong player with good speed once in full stride ... An excellent playmaker with crisp, accurate passing skills and an outstanding shot with a quick release ... He anticipates well and is excellent at the give-and-go type plays ... Strong along the boards, physical play does not appear to bother him or throw him off his game ... He is unselfish and always patient, a very mature individual ... Extremely talented and often shows ability beyond his years.


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First Round Draft Pick - 2001 Entry Draft
Jason Spezza
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Spezza gives up 39.
Spezza no longer has goaltender's number
July 08, 2004
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Ray receives Spezza delivery
Dec 24, 2003
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Spezza scores early often
Oct 24, 2003
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Spezza bulks up
Sept 27, 2003
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Spezza sparks Sens
May 20, 2003
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Jason Spezza
Since he was 15 years old, Jason...
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