Assigned to Jokerit Helsinki (Finland) by Atlanta, October 5, 2005. Traded to Vancouver by Atlanta with Atlanta's 5th round choice (Charles-Antoine Messier) in 2007 Entry Draft for Atlanta's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Atlanta selected Niklas Lucenius) in 2007 Entry Draft, June 14, 2006. Missed majority of 2006-07 due to a knee injury at Vancouver, December 8, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Jokerit Helsinki (Finland), September 5, 2007.
It's a date that's been circled on my calendar, so it's kind of nice to have it here and get it over with (Thursday). This is a little bit of the closing of the book on the move. That's kind of how I'm looking at it.
— Jason Spezza on returning to Ottawa for the first time to face the Senators with the Stars