Win, lose or draw, Jason Spezza wants to be counted on in the faceoff circle.

The Senators top centre, who leads the club in scoring, can add "faceoff specialist" to an already impressive resume.

And that resume should result in a short distance trip to this year's all-star game being held at Scotiabank Place in January.

Not only is Spezza trying to be better at both ends, he went into Saturday's visit by the Buffalo Sabres as the NHL's busiest man in the faceoff circle by taking 322 draws, well ahead of Carolina's Eric Staal (294).

"It's just something I try to (take) pride in," said Spezza.