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Biega signed to two-year extension

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed defenceman Alex Biega to a 2-year, one-way contract extension.

Biega, 27, has registered 4 assists and 12 penalty minutes in 25 games with Vancouver during the 2015.16 season. He made his debut with the Canucks during 2014.15, appearing in seven games and notching a game-winning goal.

That same season, Biega collected 19 points (3-16-19) and 24 penalty minutes in 62 games with the Utica Comets, ranking second in scoring among defencemen on the team. He also played in 23 Calder Cup playoff games for Utica, collecting four points (0-4-4) and 16 penalty minutes. Biega has played 347 career AHL games with three teams.

The 5’10”, 193-pound defenceman was selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the 5th round, 147th overall of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He originally signed with Vancouver as free agent on July 5, 2013.

CAREER REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS
SEASON TEAM GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2004-2005 SALISBURY SCHOOL-HIGH-CT 27 9 22 31 45
2005-2006 SALISBURY SCHOOL-HIGH-CT 28 10 17 27 51
2006-2007 HARVARD CRIMSON-ECAC 33 6 12 18 36
2007-2008 HARVARD CRIMSON-ECAC 34 3 19 22 28
2008-2009 HARVARD CRIMSON-ECAC 31 4 16 20 46
2009-2010 HARVARD CRIMSON-ECAC 33 2 8 10 30
2010-2011 PORTLAND PIRATES-AHL 61 3 15 18 18 52 1 0 0 84 3.6
2011-2012 ROCHESTER AMERICANS-AHL 65 5 18 23 10 47 1 0 1 90 5.6
2012-2013 ROCHESTER AMERICANS-AHL 72 5 20 25 -4 59 0 1 1 101 5.0
2013-2014 UTICA COMETS-AHL 73 3 19 22 0 53 0 2 0 133 2.3
2014-2015 CANUCKS 7 1 0 1 -2 0 0 0 1 7 14.3
2014-2015 UTICA COMETS-AHL 62 3 16 19 -3 24 0 1 1 125 2.4
2015-2016 CANUCKS 25 0 4 4 -3 12 0 0 0 31 0.0
NHL TOTALS 32 1 4 5 -5 12 0 0 1 38 2.6
CAREER PLAYOFF STATISTICS
SEASON TEAM GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2005-2006 SALISBURY SCHOOL-HIGH-CT 0 0.0
2006-2007 HARVARD CRIMSON-ECAC
2007-2008 HARVARD CRIMSON-ECAC
2010-2011 PORTLAND PIRATES-AHL 12 1 1 2 1 6 0 0 0
2011-2012 ROCHESTER AMERICANS-AHL 2 0 2 2 1 6 0 0 0 2 0.0
2012-2013 ROCHESTER AMERICANS-AHL 3 0 2 2 -2 2 0 0 0 2 0.0
2014-2015 UTICA COMETS-AHL 23 0 4 4 2 16 0 0 0 39 0.0
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