Jason Spezza

Jason Spezza nixed a potential deal to the Nashville Predators last week. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Ottawa Senators have traded captain Jason Spezza to the Dallas Stars.

The Stars also receive forward Ludwig Karlsson in the trade, while Ottawa gets forwards Alex Chiasson, Alex Guptill and Nicholas Paul and a second round pick in 2015.

The deal ends weeks of speculation after general manager Bryan Murray revealed the veteran forward had requested a trade from the nation's capital.

More to come.