11/21/2014 10:06 EST | Updated 01/21/2015 05:59 EST

Jason Spezza gets $30M extension from Stars: reports

Forward Jason Spezza and the Dallas Stars have agreed to a 4-year, $30-million US contract extension, according to reports.

Spezza was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent after this season.

The 31-year-old centre arrived in Dallas last summer via a trade with Ottawa, where he spent his first 11 NHL seasons.

Spezza has 18 points (four goals) in 20 games with Dallas this season.