Dallas, TX, United States (4E Sports) – The Dallas Stars have acquired center Jason Spezza from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for forward Alex Chiasson, prospects Nicholas Paul and Alex Guptill and a second-round draft pick in 2015.
Aside from Spezza, who had been on the trading block for weeks, the Stars got prospect Ludwig Karlsson from the Senators.
The 31-year-old Spezza will join a lineup that already boasts young pivot Tyler Seguin and star forward Jamie Benn. He is coming off a 23-goal, 66-point season for the Senators.
Spezza, who recorded four seasons of 30 goals or more in his 11 years with Ottawa, has one year remaining on a seven-year deal that pays him $7 million annually.
The Stars surprised many with an encouraging turnaround this season. Dallas lost in the Western Conference quarterfinals in a nasty first-round match against the Ducks.