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Sens Name Jason Spezza Captain

The name’s Jason Spezza — captain Jason Spezza.

As anticipated, the Ottawa Senators named Jason Spezza their eighth captain in team history Saturday.

“It’s a huge honour for both myself and my family and it’s something that’s very important to me,” Spezza said.

First-overall pick Chris Phillips and Chris Neil, known to always stand up for his teammates, were named alternate captains.

Spezza, a second-overall pick in 2001, has helped on 393 goals and totaled 621 points in 611 NHL games, all played with the Senators.

The play-maker will center the Sens’ first line with the newly-acquired scorer Bobby Ryan and Milan Michalek, whose knee is 100% ready to go for the 2013-14 season.

Sens Name Jason Spezza Captain
Jason Spezza #19 of the Ottawa Senators looks at the puck during a face off against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Place on May 22, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
(Photo by Francois Laplante/NHLI via Getty Images)

“We have a great core group here, an exciting time for our franchise, and personally, I’m healthy and cannot be more excited to start the season,” Spezza said to end his address.

Jordan Mady
Jordan Mady grew up playing hockey and is now aiming to make a career alongside it through writing. He is currently a journalism student at Ryerson University in Toronto. Jordan is also a video blogger and author.
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