ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
3 - Alex Biega
Alex Biega
Height: 5-11
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Montreal, Que.
High School: Salisbury School (Conn.)
Position: Defenseman
Draft: Buffalo Sabres
Major: Sociology
Bats/Throws: Right
House Affiliation: Quincy

Completed career tied for eighth in Harvard history with 131 career games played ... Did not miss a game during four-year career ... Selected in the fifth round (147th pick overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres ... Signed a two-year contract with Buffalo in May 2010.

Senior (2009-10) Stats
The 116th captain of Harvard men's hockey ... Recipient of the John Tudor Memorial Cup as the Crimson's most valuable player for the second straight year and the Ralph “Cooney” Weiland Award for spirited play and devotion to the game of hockey ... Earned All-Ivy League honorable mention ... Competed for the East squad in the NCAA Frozen Four Skills Challenge ... A third-team preseason All-America selection by Inside College Hockey ... Named to preseason all-league teams by ECAC Hockey coaches and media ... Spent the latter part of the season paired with classmate Chad Morin and earlier skated alongside brother Danny Biega ... Contributed to 9-for-9 penalty-killing effort in two-game road sweep of Princeton in first round of ECAC Hockey playoffs (March 5-6) ... Registered a goal and assist in 5-2 win at Brown (Feb. 5) ... Posted a +6 rating over the course of Harvard's three-point league weekend at No. 13 Union and Rensselaer (Jan. 22-23) ...  Recorded three points in two games with a goal and an assist in tie at No. 19 Princeton (Nov. 14) and a helper against St. Lawrence (Nov. 20) ... Skated in 100th career game at Colgate (Nov. 6).

Junior (2008-09)
Harvard's first assistant captain since Tom Cavanagh '05 and Ryan Lannon '05 in 2004-05 ... Awarded the Tudor Cup as team MVP ... Selected to the New England All-Star team, All-Ivy League first team, All-ECAC Hockey third team and ECAC Hockey All-Academic team ... A Hobey Baker Award Fan Balloting Candidate ... Preseason All-ECAC Hockey selection by the league coaches and media ... Ranked second in league scoring among ECAC defensemen (3-13-16) ... Sixth defenseman and first since Don Sweeney '88 in 1987-88 to lead Harvard in assists ... Ranked second on team in points ... Part of the league's top power play in ECAC games (19.2 percent, 24 for 125) ... Led the team with seven multi-point games and shared the team lead with two game-winning goals ... Skated much of the season alongside classmate Ian Tallett and at other times partnered with Brian McCafferty '09 ... Recorded two assists each in home wins against No. 6 Cornell (Feb. 14) and No. 6 Princeton (Feb. 28) ... Registered six assists in four games (Jan. 10-Feb. 2) ... Was a season-high +2 with two assists in 3-1 win against Union (Jan. 30) ... Scored the winning goals in 3-1 win against Rensselaer (Nov. 4) and 2-1 win against Quinnipiac (Feb. 27) ... Notched a highlight-reel goal against Lake Superior State in the opening round of the Badger Hockey Showdown (Dec. 27) ... Had a plus or even rating in 23 of 28 games, including 13 of the final 14 of the regular season.

Sophomore (2007-08)
Earned ECAC Hockey third-team and all-tournament honors, as well as All-Ivy League honorable mention ... Led Crimson defensemen in scoring, while ranking fourth overall on the team ... Ranked third on squad in plus/minus ... Helped Harvard lead ECAC Hockey in scoring defense (1.86 goals allowed per game) and penalty killing (.913, 94 for 103) in league play ... Tied for seventh in the Ivy League in defenseman scoring in league play (0-5-5) ... Paired with classmate Ian Tallett for much of season ... Had four assists in quarterfinal series against Quinnipiac (March 14-16), including three assists to go with a +4 rating in opener ... Notched assists in ECAC semifinal and final to total six assists in five playoff games ... Scored in 3-3 tie on final regular-season weekend at Colgate (Feb. 29), helping Harvard earn a valuable point as it rallied for a playoff bye ... Selected to the ECAC Hockey preseason all-league team by the media ... Registered consecutive two-assist games against No. 7 Boston College in the Beanpot final (Feb. 11) and at home against No. 17 Princeton (Feb. 15) ... Was +6 in the Beanpot: +3 in final and +3 in semifinal win against No. 14 Northeastern (Feb. 4) ... Assisted on goals by brother, Michael, against No. 15 Boston College (Dec. 12) and Yale (Nov. 28) ... Scored Harvard's first goal in 3-2 win at Union (Feb. 8), the Dutchmen's first home ECAC loss ... Scored the first goal and added an assist in 3-0 shutout of No. 16 Rensselaer (Nov. 9).

Freshman (2006-07)
Named to ECAC Hockey League All-Rookie team ... Shared with Doug Rogers the George Percy Award as the Crimson's top rookies ... Led league freshman defensemen with 18 points, placing him among the national leaders in freshman defenseman scoring ... Tied for ninth in the ECACHL in overall defenseman scoring ... Often skated alongside David MacDonald at even strength ... Was a part of power-play unit that ranked eighth nationally at 20.5 percent (42 for 205) ... Scored three power-play goals ... One of eight players and two freshmen to play in all 33 games ... Recorded the game-winning goal and two assists in win against No. 20 Quinnipiac (Nov. 24) ... Scored twice in tie at Brown (Feb. 17) ... Notched points in four straight games (Nov. 17-24) and three straight (Dec. 30-Jan. 6) ... Registered an assist in Harvard debut at No. 17 Dartmouth (Oct. 27) ... Scored first career goal in win against No. 3 Boston College (Nov. 7).

Before Harvard
Captained the Quebec Under-17 Provincial Team in 2005 ... Led Salisbury to to its first New England championship, serving as captain and earning team MVP honors ... Put up 27 points (10-17) in 28 games as a defenseman to earn selection as league MVP by the U.S. Hockey Report ... New England Championship first team all-star ... Two-time All-New England selection (2005 and 2006) ... Twice named to the all-tournament team at the Flood-Marr Tournament ... Also a member of varsity crew and varsity soccer team at Salisbury, where he was named 2006 Athlete of the Year ... Selected in the first round of the 2004 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Draft ... In the classroom, earned first honors both years at Salisbury.

Personal
Along with brothers Michael and Danny, part of the second set of three brothers to play for the Crimson at the same time. The last set was Mark '00, Steve '01 and Dominic Moore '03 in 1999-2000 ... Co-host of the "Top Shelf" intermission show on WHRB 95.3 FM.

Career Highs
Points - 3 twice, most recently three assists vs. Quinnipiac, March 14, 2008, ECAC quarterfinal
Goals - 2 at Brown, Feb. 17, 2007
Assists - 3 vs. Quinnipiac, March 14, 2008, ECAC quarterfinal
Point Streak - 4 twice, most recently Jan. 10-Feb. 2, 2009

Career Stats 

Season GP G A Points Shots Shot% Pen-Min +/- PPG SHG GWG
2006-07................ 33 6 12 18 65 .092 18-36 -4 3 0 1
2007-08................ 34 3 19 22 119 .025 14-28 +10 1 0 1
2008-09................ 31 4 16 20 96 .042 23-46 -2 1 0 2
2009-10................ 33 2 8 10 61 .033 15-30 -5 1 0 0
TOTAL................... 131 15 55 70 341 .044 70-140 -1 6 0 4