The Devils have signed defenseman Andy Greene to a "long-term" contract extension, team president and general manager Lou Lamoriello announced during a media conference call this afternoon.

Terms of the contract were not released.

Greene, who will turn 32 on Oct. 30, is entering the final season of a four-year contract that pays $3.5 million in 2014-15 ($3 million salary cap hit). He would have been eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2015.

Greene emerged as the Devils’ top defenseman the past two seasons. In 2013-14, he led the team in averaging 24:34 in ice time per game. Defenseman Marek Zidlicky was a distant second on the Devils in averaging 21:38 per game.