Maine Hockey Journal

Biega signs with Sabres; Media chasing Dineen

You can never have enough defenseman and the Buffalo Sabres have added another one to the fold, and that bodes well for the Portland Pirates.

Earlier today, the Sabres signed Alex Biega to a two-year entry level contract. Terms have not been disclosed.

As a senior, Biega was named captain of the Crimson where in four seasons with Harvard, he scored 15 goals, 55 assists for 70 points.

Biega has added numerous accolades to his collegiate resume including winning the John Tudor Memorial Cup as the Crimson’s most valuable player in 2009, selected to the New England All-Star team, All-Ivy League first team, All-ECAC Hockey third team and ECAC Hockey All-Academic team.

At 5-10, 191-pounds, the Montreal native is considered a bit of a project player for the Sabres, and playing Portland is considered the next step in his progression. Biega is considered a player who has a bit of a mean streak to him and plays the game on the physical side. His work ethic makes up for his lack of offensive production and is someone who is very vocal on the ice.

Biega was drafted by the Sabres in the fifth round (147th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

Dino on the run?

Pirates head coach Kevin Dineen was going for a simple jog in Columbus, OH when WSYX ABC6 tried to get a comment from Dineen about the Blue Jackets coaching vacancy prior to his second interview with GM Scott Howson and Blue Jackets ownership.

In the video you can see that Dineen really didn’t want to talk about the topic as he tried to go for a jog, but give the cameraman credit… he was persistent and Dineen eventually said a few words before finally getting away.

Click here to take a look for yourself…

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