Danny Biega
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Danny Biega

Hometown:

Montreal Quebec

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1991-09-29

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2010

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2010

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

3rd round (67th overall), 2010

Weight:

200 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2008-09: Danny Biega captained the Salisbury School team that won the New England prep title. He scored 8 goals with 14 assists for 22 points. Biega was tabbed the Defenseman of the Year and named to the All New England Division Ice Hockey All-Star Team.

2009-10: Joined brothers Alex and Michael as a freshman at Harvard University. In 32 games for the Crimson Biega scored 5 goals and added 4 assists for 9 points and was -5 with 47 PIM. Harvard as a team struggled, finishing 9-21-3 and tied for ninth in the 12-team ECACHL.

2010-11: Biega was the leading-scorer for Harvard as a sophomore with 11 goals and a team-high 19 assists. The defenseman scored five times on the power play and had three game-winning goals; finishing with 34 PMs and a +2 plus/minus for a Crimson team that was a disappointing 12-21-1.

2011-12: Biega was Harvard's second leading scorer behind forward Alex Killorn (TBL) in his junior season. He played in all 34 games for the Crimson, scoring 10 goals with 25 assists, and was plus-14 with 41 penalty minutes. Harvard finished third in ECAC Hockey during the regular season – and tied 11 games during the year. The Crimson reached the championship game of the ECAC Hockey playoffs – falling to Frozen Four-bound Union, 3-1.

2012-13: Biega signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Hurricanes in March following his senior season at Harvard and made his pro hockey debut with Carolina's AHL affiliate in Charlotte. He had no points or penalty minutes in one regular season game and played in three of five games during the Checkers first round playoff series against Oklahoma City. He had 2 assists and was +1 with 8 penalty minutes in the series. Biega was a captain for Harvard as a senior. In 32 games he scored 2 goals with 9 assists and was -10 with 43 penalty minutes. The Crimson finished last in ECAC Hockey.

 

Talent Analysis

Biega is a budding two-way defenseman who plays with an edge. At 6’0”, 200 lbs., Biega is just under average NHL defender size but has good foot speed and acceleration. He is very effective using his his edges and transitions well on his skates. Biega has tremendous poise with the puck and makes simple, smart outlet passes with excellent vision.

 

Future

Biega will enter his first pro season in 2013-14 and will most likely start in the AHL.

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