The Dallas Stars have reportedly re-signed Jason Spezza to a four-year, $30 million contract extension. The Stars acquired Spezza in July from the Ottawa Senators.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Spezza’s new deal is worth $7.5 million per season, a raise over his annual $7 million of his current contract. The deal also comes with a no-trade clause. He’s currently on pace this season for a 73-point performance in 82 games.
Yes, the Stars are overpaying for a 31-year-old center with a history of back problems whose best season (92 points) was in 2007-08, but if they didn’t pay, someone else would’ve via free agency next summer. At least it’s a four-year deal.
Spezza has also proven to be a very good fit so far with the Stars, so over the course of the deal this could prove to be a worthwhile move by the Stars, provided he can avoid serious injury during that time.