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Canucks bring back Alex Biega

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The AHL veteran defenceman appeared in seven games for the Canucks last season when Vancouver's defence core was riddled with injuries. Biega was given a one-year contract.

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The 2014/15 was an eventful season in the career and life of Alex Biega.

The Harvard graduate scored the eventual game-winning goal in his first ever National Hockey League game in 2-1 overtime victory over the Minnesota Wild when the Vancouver Canucks were missing the majority of their blueline back in mid-February.

A native of Montreal, the 27-year-old defenceman also became a father to a baby boy when his wife, Diana and him welcomed the birth of their first child, Carter Alexander in April.

The Canucks announced earlier today that they had re-signed Biega to a one-year contract worth a reported $600,000 at the National Hockey League level. Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reported that the deal will pay Biega $325,000 in the American Hockey League.

Biega was a staple for the Comets defence core last year as he finished the regular season with a respectable 3 goals, 16 assists in 62 games. Nicknamed "The Bulldog," Biega added 4 assists in 23 playoff games during the Comets' Calder Cup run.

An undersized defenceman listed at 5'10", 193-pounds, Biega was set to become a unrestricted free agent on July 1st. The Canucks signed Biega back in July of 2013.

Biega's advanced statistics can be found below and are courtesy of