Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed defenceman Alex Biega to a two-year contract extension worth an average annual value of $825,000.
"Alex has an incredible work ethic and is always prepared," said Benning. "He sets an example for our younger players to follow. We're pleased to have Alex as part of our team moving forward."
Biega, 29, has six assists in 31 games played with Vancouver this season. He leads the team with 3.1 hits per game and ranks sixth in blocks per game with 1.4. In 125 career NHL games, all with Vancouver, the 5-10, 200-pound defenceman has collected 17 points (1-16-17). Biega has also played 348 AHL games (20-93-113) and another 40 playoff games split between Utica, Rochester and Portland. The defenceman captained the Comets during the 2015.16 season and served as alternate captain the year prior.
A native of Montreal, Quebec, Biega was originally drafted by Buffalo in the fifth round,147th overall, at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
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