Canucks sign defenceman Alex Biega to two-year extension

Vancouver-Canucks

Vancouver Canucks' Alex Biega (55) skates with the puck. (Darryl Dyck/CP)

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks have signed defenceman Alex Biega to a two-year contract extension worth an average annual value of US$825,000.

The 29-year-old from Montreal has six assists in 31 games this season.

He leads the Canucks with 3.1 hits per game and ranks sixth in blocks per game with 1.4.

The five-foot-10, 200-pound defenceman has one goal and 16 assists in 125 career NHL games, all with Vancouver.

Biega has also played 348 American Hockey League games with Utica, Rochester and Portland. The defenceman captained the Comets during the 2015-16 season and served as alternate captain the year prior.

"Alex has an incredible work ethic and is always prepared," general manager Jim Benning said in a release. "He sets an example for our younger players to follow. We’re pleased to have Alex as part of our team moving forward."

Biega was originally drafted by Buffalo in the fifth round, 147th overall, at the 2006 NHL draft.

February 28, 2018

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Alex Biega
Defence
AGE: 33

SIGNED BY
Vancouver Canucks
LENGTH
2 yrs
CONTRACT TYPE
Contract Extension
SALARY CAP HIT
$850,000
TOTAL
$1.65 million

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