ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
9 - Danny Biega
Danny Biega
Height: 6-0
Weight: 205
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Montreal, Que.
High School: Salisbury School (Conn.)
Position: Defenseman
Draft: Carolina Hurricanes
Major: Sociology
Bats/Throws: Right
House Affiliation: Mather

Selected in the third round (67th pick overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Carolina Hurricanes.

Sophomore (2010-11) Stats
A first-team All-Ivy League, second-team ECAC Hockey all-league and New England All-Star selection ... Received the John Tudor Memorial Cup as Harvard's most valuable player ... Led Harvard in points (30) and assists (19) and tied for second in goals ... One of three defensemen in the nation to lead his team in scoring and the only one to also rank among team's top three in plus/minus (+2) ... Led ECAC defensemen in points (21) and goals (nine) and ranked second in assists (12) in 22 league games ... First defenseman since Mark Fusco '83 in 1981-82 to lead the Crimson in scoring ... Recorded the greatest point total by a Harvard defenseman since 1993-94 (Sean McCann '94, 22-17-39) and the greatest goal total since 1997-98 (Jeremiah McCarthy '98, 11) ... Named Inside College Hockey national Player of the Week (Feb. 21), ECAC Hockey Player of the Week (Feb. 22) and Harvard COOP Athlete of the Week (Feb. 22) after totaling seven points (3-4-7) in three games ... Honored as U.S. College Hockey Online’s national Third Star (Feb. 23) ... Part of a Harvard power play that ranked second in ECAC play (22.7 percent) and tied for 18th nationally (19.4 percent) ... Recorded two assists in 6-4 win at Clarkson to clinch ECAC first-round sweep (March 5) ... Scored Harvard’s first goal in first four minutes of 2-1 win in playoff opener at Clarkson (March 4) ... Registered a goal and an assist in 2-1 win at Brown (Feb. 22) ... Scored for third straight game Feb. 19 at Colgate ... Netted tie-breaking goal in third period and added two assists for second straight three-point game in 4-3 win at Cornell (Feb. 18) ... Logged goal, two assists and +3 rating in Beanpot consolation win against No. 15 Boston University (Feb. 14) ... Registered first career hat trick in win against Colgate (Jan. 28) ... Twice recorded three-game point streaks (Jan. 2-8, Jan. 21-28), totaling five points in each stretch ... Scored two goals against No. 1 Yale (Jan. 8), a night after assisting brother Michael twice against Brown ... Logged two assists in 4-2 win at St. Lawrence (Nov. 12).

Freshman (2009-10) Stats
ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week (March 8) ... Led Harvard defensemen with five goals ... Registered four goals in five games late in the regular season and during the playoffs ... Often paired with Chris Huxley and occasionally with older brother Alex Biega ... Led Harvard to two-game road sweep of Princeton in first round of ECAC Hockey playoffs (March 5-6), posting three points and a +4 rating ... Was not on the ice for a goal against and contributed to a 9-for-9 penalty killing effort in the series ... Scored first goal to start two-goal, third-period comeback in first game of Princeton series and added a highlight-reel goal and an assist in Game 2 ... Scored in third period at St. Lawrence (Feb. 27) ... Netted first career home goal to bring Harvard within one in third period against Colgate (Feb. 20) ... Assisted on Harvard's first goal at Yale (Feb. 6) ... Scored first career goal on an empty net to seal Harvard win and No. 13 Union's first league loss (Jan. 22) ... Registered first career point with an assist in 3-1 win against Quinnipiac (Dec. 29) ... Made collegiate debut in season-opening win at Dartmouth (Oct. 30).

Before Harvard
Captained Salisbury School to a New England prep title in 2009, his second year with the team ... Named Defenseman of the Year and a New England Prep All-Star ... Named an "A" prospect by National Hockey League Central Scouting ... Lettered two years in hockey and junior year in soccer and crew ... Earned academic honors throughout his time at Salisbury.

Personal
Along with brothers Alex and Michael, part of the second set of three brothers to play for the Crimson at the same time. The last set was Mark '00, Steve '01 and Dominic Moore '03 in 1999-2000 ... Alex and Michael also led Salisbury to a New England title, in 2006 ... Interests include kitesurfing, wakeboarding, surfing and snowboarding.

Career Highs
Points - 3 three times, most recently one goal, two assists at Cornell, Feb. 18, 2011
Goals - 3 vs. Colgate, Jan. 28, 2011
Assists - 2 three times, most recently at Cornell, Feb. 18, 2011
Point Streak - 5, most recently Feb. 11-22, 2011

Career Stats

Season GP G A Points Shots Shot% Pen-Min +/- PPG SHG GWG
2009-10................ 32 5 4 9 45 .111 18-47 -5 2 0 0
2010-11................ 34 11 19 30 97 .113 17-34 +2 5 1 3
TOTAL.................. 66 16 23 39 142 .113 35-81 -3 7 1 3