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Alex Biega ’10, Sabres Win NHL Prospect Tournament

The Buffalo Sabres prospect team, featuring former Harvard defenseman Alex Biega '10, won the 2011 National Hockey League Prospect Tournament last week in Traverse City, Mich.

Biega, who wore the captain's "C" on his Buffalo jersey for part of the tournament and saw ice time on the power-play and penalty-kill units as well as at even strength in the Sabres' 5-2 win against the New York Rangers for the tournament championship. He previously registered an assist in Buffalo's 5-2 loss to Detroit and logged a +2 rating in a 6-3 win against Columbus.

Soon after helping the Sabres to a tournament title, Biega headed to Amherst, N.Y., to skate in the team's training camp, which began Saturday. The Montreal native was a fifth-round pick by the Sabres in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He skated in 61 games and registered 18 points in an injury-shortened 2010-11 season with the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League.

Other former Harvard players skating in NHL training camps include Craig Adams '99 of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Dominic Moore '03 of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Dylan Reese '07 of the New York Islanders and Louis Leblanc of the Montreal Canadiens. Adams is a 10-year NHL veteran and two-time Stanley Cup champion. Moore has registered 160 points in parts of seven NHL seasons. He ranked fifth on the Lightning with 18 goals last season.

Twenty-four Harvard players have gone on to play in the NHL.