Penguins Hire Jason Spezza As Assistant General Manager

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have named Jason Spezza as the team’s newest assistant general manager, per Kyle Dubas. 

Spezza will report directly to Kyle Dubas and help assist in all departments of hockey operations. 

Spezza spent last year as the special assistant to the general manager, spending time with all the different hockey departments. He helped the Leafs reach the second round for the first time since 2004. 

Spezza retired from the NHL in 2022 following 19 years with the Ottawa Senators, Dallas Stars, and the Toronto Maple Leafs. He scored 363 goals and 995 points in 1,248 NHL games. He also had 28 goals and 76 points in 97 career playoff games, including a Stanley Cup Final appearance in 2007. 

Spezza was a two-time All-Star in 2008 and 2012. He also is 82nd all-time in NHL history in assists and 98th all-time in points. 

Spezza spent most of the time of his NHL career with the Senators. He is second in the team’s franchise history in goals with 251, assists with 436, and points with 687. He also is sixth all-time in games played with the organization with 686. He was an alternate captain with the Sens from 2010 to 2013 until he was named the captain in 2013. He was the captain until he was traded to Dallas in 2014. In 2016, he was named an alternate captain of the Stars, a position he held until 2019, when he went to the Leafs. 

He also was a two-time AHL All-Star and was the AHL’s most valuable player in the 2004-05 lockout season, in which he led the league with 85 assists and 117 points. 

Jason Spezza Stats

Spezza also won the world championships four times with Team Canada (2008, 2009, 2011, 2015) and three World Championships (2000, 2001, 2002). 

Nik Shermeto

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