Captain Alex named Crimson MVP

Written By Kris Baker on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 | 4/15/2009

On Monday, defenseman Alex Biega was honored as Harvard's Most Valuable Player for the 2008-09 season. In addition, the junior was named next season's team captain.
Biega, who was an assistant captain this season, is the 116th captain of Harvard men’s hockey. It will be the seventh straight season that a defenseman has served as captain, including each of the past two seasons, when a forward and defenseman shared duties as co-captains. The Montreal native was named to the New England Division I All-Star team, All-Ivy League second team, All-ECAC Hockey third team and ECAC Hockey All-Academic team as a junior. He led the Crimson with 16 assists and ranked second on the team with 20 points this season, skating in power-play, shorthanded and even-strength situations. Biega has skated in all 98 of Harvard’s games since his arrival in Cambridge, registering 13 goals and 47 assists for 60 career points.
Chosen in the fifth round in 2006, the sub-six-footer will be part of a Fabulous Biega Boys trio next season in Cambridge, as senior Alex and junior Michael will welcome freshman Danny to the fold.


BGM said...

As high as I am on the role that a guy like Fienhage could play for the Sabres in the future, it really speaks volumes about a guy like Biega to never have been a scratch in his collegiate career. Good on him for being named Captain.

Corey said...

Does this mean he's defiantly not going pro next season? I remember Kennedy being named an Assistant Captain for Mich. State then turning pro a little while later.

Either way he seems to be a diamond in the rough and being a captain is he only going to make him a better player if he stays.

Chainshot said...

This kid remains my favorite darkhorse talent in their stable.

gpatterson2 said...

IMO Alex Biega is a good college hockey player who will never make a positive impact on the Sabres roster. Although he is a formidable offensive talent, he is of the high risk/ high reward variety. To be fair, in his enthusiasm to move the puck, he causes more than his share of turnovers. He also struggles in the corners and along the boards against top competition.

Kris Baker said...

It's pretty much a given that he's going back next season. He'll benefit as a player and a brother, with academics being a big piece to his puzzle.

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