Alex Biega
Born April 4 1988 (1988-04-04) (age 29),
Montreal, QC, CAN
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
209 lb (95 kg; 14 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
F. teams
Buffalo Sabres
Rochester Americans (AHL)
Portland Pirates (AHL)
NHL Draft 129th overall, 2008
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 2010–present

Alex Biega (born April 4, 1988 in Montreal, Quebec) is a professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing with the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL). Biega was selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the 5th round (147th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft,

Amateur careerEdit

Biega was drafted by Rimouski Océanic in the first round of the 2004 QMJHL Entry Draft,[1] but choose instead to play high school hockey at Salisbury School in Salisbury, Connecticut.[2] Biega then attended Harvard University where he played four seasons of NCAA Division I ice hockey with the Harvard Crimson men's ice hockey team. Biega was a standout player for the Crimson's, where in his Freshman season he was named to the ECAC Hockey All-Rookie team, and in his Junior year he was awarded the John Tudor Memorial Cup as the Crimson's most valuable player.[3] In his Senior Year Biega was named the team's Captain.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Biega was selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, but was not able to sign a professional contract until after he completed his NCAA play.[4] Upon graduation, on May 27, 2010, Biega was signed by the Sabres to a two-year contract.[5]

On October 9, 2010 Biega made his professional debut playing in the American Hockey League with the Portland Pirates, and on November 20, 2010, scored his first professional goal to help his team to a 2-1 win over the visiting Worcester Sharks.[6] He went on to play in 61 regular season games with the Pirates during the 2010–11 AHL season and also played 12 playoff games during his rookie campaign.[3]

Biega began the 2011–12 season with the Rochester Americans, the new AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres.[7]

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
ECAC Hockey All-Rookie team 2006–07 [8]
All-Ivy League First All-Star Team 2008–09 [3]
ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team 2008–09 [9]


External linksEdit

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