Stars’ Goligoski gets 4-year extension

The Dallas Stars have reached a four-year, $18.4 million contract extension with defenseman Alex Goligoski that keeps him with the team through the 2015-16 season.

The agreement was announced Monday.

The 26-year-old Goligoski is in his fourth NHL season and his second with the Stars. He leads the team with 22:34 minutes played per game.

He was acquired from Pittsburgh in February 2011. His current deal had been set to expire this summer.