Jason Spezza

Tragic News Hits Jason Spezza's Family Following Statement

Published February 5, 2024 at 5:19 PM

In a poignant statement, Jason Spezza, who recently joined the Pittsburgh Penguins after years with the Toronto Maple Leafs, revealed the heartbreaking news of his younger brother Matthew's passing due to an accidental overdose over the weekend.

The Spezza family is grappling with this devastating loss, seeking privacy during this challenging time.

Matthew, an avid hockey player, had a career in the Ontario Hockey League and various professional leagues.

On behalf of my family, it is with the heaviest of hearts that I share that my younger brother, Matthew, passed away due to an accidental overdose over the weekend. My family and I are heartbroken and ask for privacy during this difficult time.

Though he didn't reach the NHL, his impact on the hockey community is felt. Condolences and prayers go out to the Spezza family. For those facing substance issues, seeking support is crucial.

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