NHL Trade: Stars Acquire Jason Spezza From Senators

Jason Spezza

The Ottawa Senators have traded center Jason Spezza and Ludvig Karlsson to the Dallas Stars for Alex Chaisson, Alex Guptill, Nicholas Paul and a 2015 2nd round pick.

Spezza was drafted 2nd overall in the 2001 draft by the Ottawa Senators. He carries a $7 million salary cap hit but only $4 million in salary.

Chaisson was drafted 38th overall in the 2nd round of the 2009 draft by the Stars.

Guptill was drafted 77th overall in the 3rd round of the 2010 draft by the Stars.

Paul was drafted 101st overall in the 4th round of the 2013 draft by the Stars.

What do you think of the trade?

Jason Spezza

Ludvig Karlsson

Alex Chaisson

Alex Guptill

Nicholas Paul


  1. Patrick

    07/01/2014 at 11:13 am

    Stars are looking pretty good now. Good goaltending, adequate defense and strong top 6.

  2. Jason

    07/01/2014 at 11:20 am

    Too much given up by the stars. 3 players, including Chaisson, and a 2nd for a center in his 30s that didn’t want to be in Ottawa anyway (should have lowered the price) and only has a year left on his contract.

  3. Marc

    07/01/2014 at 2:10 pm

    You won’t be saying that when spezz and hemsky are tearing it up for the stars next year.

  4. Dean M.

    07/01/2014 at 11:28 pm

    In my opinion both the Sens and the Stars will be better teams as a result of this trade. Stars will score more goals, especially as they have reunited Hemsky with Spezza, but Ottawa will go back to being the pesky Sens and fight for every point. It should be a fun season with all the movement league wide this year.