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.