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Alex Biega Is Involved With The NHL/NHLPA Core Development Program

04/07/2020 at 1:18pm EDT

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Alex Biega has seen it happen on several occasions during his six-year NHL career.

The Red Wings defenseman has watched as a teammate had his career end suddenly, usually for injury, but maybe simply getting cut, and not getting another shot at the NHL.

With that mind, Biega has been active in the NHL/NHL Players Association Core Development Program (CDP) since its inception in October 2016.

The CDP aims to help the transition for players to careers after hockey, and life after hockey.

“Once I was approached (by the NHLPA) about it, I felt it was a resource that was definitely needed in the NHL,” Beiga said during a phone conversation from his home last week, during the NHL’s pause due to the coronavirus pandemic. “I’ve been an advocate for it, in terms of how to build it, and from a player’s perspective, what could be utilized from it.

“We’re just in the preliminary stages now, but the sky is the limit for this kind of thing.”


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