The 2010 NHL Entry Draft could potentially be a very good year for defensemen where eligible current and future collegians are concerned. Among the top rearguards is Harvard’s Danny Biega.
Biega, the youngest of the Biega brothers playing at Harvard University this season, enjoyed an outstanding rookie season, posting nine points (five goals, four assists) in 32 games. His 47 penalty minutes ranked second on the team and he logged upwards of 20-25 minutes of ice time per game. The lone game that Biega missed this season was due to a suspension he received from the ECAC for a hitting-from-behind incident at Brown on Feb. 5. Biega’s most memorable performance came in the first round of the ECAC Tournament, where he posted three points (two goals, one assist) to help guide the Crimson to a two-game sweep over Princeton on Mar. 5 and 6. It also garnered the Montreal native his lone ECAC Player of the Week honor of the season.
Like his older siblings, Danny Biega came to Harvard from the Salisbury School. In 2009, he helped guide the Crimson Knights to the New England Prep School (NEPSIHA) championship title as well as earned the Defenseman of the Year honor and being named to the New England Prep All-Star team. In his final year at Salisbury, Biega posted 22 points (eight goals, 14 assists).