DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today acquired defenseman Alex Biega from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for left wing David Pope.
Biega, 31, has appeared in 179 NHL games with the Canucks since debuting in 2014-15, totaling 36 points (4-32-36) and 94 penalty minutes. A 5-foot-10, 199-pound blueliner from Montreal, Quebec, Biega posted his best statistical season with Vancouver in 2018-19, registering a career-high 16 points (2-14-16) to rank fourth among Canucks defensemen in points, despite skating in only 41 games. Biega has also logged 351 games in the American Hockey League with the Portland Pirates, Rochester Americans and Utica Comets over his 10 professional seasons, registering 115 points (20-95-115), a plus-16 rating and 245 penalty minutes.
Prior to his professional career, Biega spent four seasons at Harvard University, serving as captain in 2009-10. He recorded 70 points (15-55-70) in 131 collegiate games from 2006-10. He was twice named to the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference's Third All-Star Team and was an ECAC All-Rookie Team member as a freshman in 2006-07. Biega is originally a fifth-round draft pick (147th overall) of the Buffalo Sabres in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
Alex Biega, Defense
Born Apr 4 1988 -- Montreal, PQ
Height 5.10 -- Weight 199 -- Shoots R
Selected by Buffalo Sabres round 5 #147 overall 2006 NHL Entry Draft