The Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch reports the Ottawa Senators have dealt center Jason Spezza to the Dallas Stars. Details to follow…
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The return is Alex Chiasson, Alex Guptill, Nicholas Paul and 2nd round pick in 2015. Ludwig Karlsson is also part of the return from the Senators.
Gotta toot my own horn on this one, as I’ve said for weeks the Stars had the depth in young talent and prospects to entice the Senators, provided Spezza was willing to go to Dallas. Chiasson’s a big right winger who’s only 23 and netted 35 points in 79 points last season. Guptill and Paul are both prospect left wingers. It’s a package which can help the Senators now, but more so in the future.
The Stars, of course, are the short-term winners, picking up a second-line center who’ll provide offensive skills, experience and leadership for this young club. He only has one year left on his contract, so how well he fits in there and how well the Stars perform this coming season will determine how long he stays in Dallas.