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Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed defenceman Alex Biega to a two-year, one-way contract extension.

Biega, 27, has registered 4 assists and 12 penalty minutes in 25 games with Vancouver during the 2015.16 season. He made his debut with the Canucks during 2014.15, appearing in seven games and notching a game-winning goal.That same season, Biega collected 19 points (3-16-19) and 24 penalty minutes in 62 games with the Utica Comets, ranking second in scoring among defencemen on the team. He also played in 23 Calder Cup playoff games for Utica, collecting four points (0-4-4) and 16 penalty minutes. Biega has played 347 career AHL games with three teams. The 5’10”, 193-pound defenceman was selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the 5th round, 147th overallof the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He originally signed with Vancouver as free agent on July 5, 2013.