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Yahoo! Sports: The Harvard Hulk crushes competition

Biega is ranked in the top 50 of NHL Central Scouting's list of North American prospects (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--Harvard sophomore defenseman Danny Biega was featured Friday on Yahoo! Sports following a strong performance at the National Hockey League Entry Draft combine. It was the latest in a series of profiles on the Montreal native.

The article begins:

When Danny Biega returns to school in September he might have a new nickname on campus: The Harvard Hulk.

While Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin did most of the talking as the highly-sought-after top prospects at the recent NHL draft combine, it was Biega who did the heavy lifting. The 18-year-old was one of the best performers, having finished first out of a 100 other prospects in most of the upper body tests including grip strength in both hands, bench press, push/pull strength and a power test using a four-kilogram ball.

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Biega was also recently featured by the Montreal Gazette. The article begins:

In the wake of the NHL scouting combine, many were wondering just how valuable all that gruelling physical testing we see on our television screens at night really is.

No matter what they did on the Wingate or how many times they were able to bench press 150 pounds, there remains little doubt that Windsor Spitfires winger Taylor Hall and Plymouth Whalers centre Tyler Seguin will be gone by the time the Boston Bruins finish making the second overall selection in the NHL entry draft on June 25 in Los Angeles.

But for some of the players farther down the list - those with nothing to lose and everything to gain - the combine provided a unique opportunity to perhaps open some eyes in the NHL's player-development departments.

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Biega was the subject of a player profile by Hockey's Future. It begins:

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.

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