From Ivy League to bigs: Sabres sign Biega

The Buffalo Sabres have signed defensemen Alex Biega to a two-year entry-level contract. Official financials aren't available, but the deal could be worth a shade over $1M in total with the likelihood of an NHL salary in the vicinity of $525K per season.

Chosen in the 5th round of the 2006 draft, the 5'11, 205-pound Harvard grad becomes the third prospect inked this offseason after the earlier signings of forward Luke Adam and fellow rearguard Nick Crawford. The Montreal-born Biega, 22, scored 15 goals en route to notching 70 points over his four years in the ECAC. It's expected that the right-hander will continue his development in the AHL with Portland.

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Friday, May 21, 2010 ×

Kris: i really like this kid.I believe he's the most promising PP quarterback in there system and i love his energy.

Doug

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Saturday, May 22, 2010 ×

Bye Bye Southorn!!!
Cry baby...

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Saturday, May 22, 2010 ×

I've watched this kid play a lot while at Harvard. He's a solid hockey player. Great vision, never tries to do too much, but is one of those players who constantly seem to be involved in the play. Recognizes that he's a defenseman, but can handle the puck with confidence and sees two passes ahead. I realize that this has all been said before, but seeing him in person confirmed all reports. He'll be a steal. Definitely will help the powerplay. When I look at prospects, the first thing I notice is their skating. Just watch this kid skate.

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