Jason Spezza has asked the Ottawa Senators for a trade, and that process includes him giving the team a list of 10 teams he will not accept a trade to join.
Ren Lavoie of TVA Sports first reported the news via Twitter:
Jason Spezza have a modified no trade clause in his contract. He gave the Senators a list of 10 teams where he doesn't want to be traded.—
Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) June 12, 2014
This leaves 19 teams that have a chance to acquire the 30-year-old center if interested.
The landing spots that make sense are the Anaheim Ducks, St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks. All of these teams are in the Western Conference, have a Stanley Cup-caliber roster and need a No. 2 center.
Spezza tallied 66 points (23 goals, 43 assists) in 75 games this season. He has one more year left on his contract that includes a $7 million salary cap hit.
The former No. 2 overall draft pick has spent his entire 11-year NHL career in Ottawa.