Friedman Drops A Major Update On Jason Spezza And The Penguins

Published June 3, 2023 at 9:55 PM
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It has been a busy week in the NHL, with several significant off-ice moves and personnel changes, particularly in Toronto and Pittsburgh.

One notable move is Brad Treliving replacing Kyle Dubas, who has assumed the role of President of Hockey Operations for the Pittsburgh Penguins. This transition has led to speculation about Jason Spezza, Dubas' former assistant GM in Toronto, and his next career move.


In Toronto, Spezza served as Dubas' right-hand man, which fueled rumors of a possible appointment as the General Manager of the Dallas Stars, potentially replacing Jim Nill. However, according to Sportsnet's Hockey Insider Elliotte Friedman, during his 32 Thoughts podcast, it seems likely that Spezza will join Dubas in Pittsburgh.

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Spezza The Penguins Next Gm?

Friedman mentioned,

"I do think he's going to be in the Pittsburgh Penguins organization."

Given the current circumstances, it appears highly probable that Spezza will be named the new General Manager of the Penguins, succeeding Ron Hextall, who, along with Penguins President Brian Burke, was let go after the team failed to qualify for the playoffs.

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