ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

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

Selected in the third round (67th pick overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Carolina Hurricanes ... The first Harvard defenseman since Mark Benning ’87 in 1985-86 and ’86-87 to record consecutive 30-point seasons.

Senior (2012-13) Stats
A finalist for the 2013 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award ... Named to All-Ivy League second team ... Joe Tomasello "Unsung Hero" Award winner, as named by the New England Hockey Writers Association ... Dished out two assists and finished +2 against Bentley Oct. 27 ... Collected an assist in 4-1 win over No. 10 Cornell Nov. 16 ... Notched an assist at No. 5/9 Quinnipiac Jan. 5 and added another helper in 6-5 overtime upset of No. 8 Boston University Jan. 9 ... Named to the Hobey Baker Fan Ballot list ... Notched assist in third straight game at No. 12 Dartmouth Jan. 12 ... Posted first goal of the season against B.C. Feb. 4 in Beanpot semifinal ... Logged a goal and an assist in 7-4 win over No. 11/13 Boston University in Beanpot consolation ... Picked up an assist in 6-2 win over Clarkson Feb. 23 ... Had an assist in Game 2 of first round playoff series with Dartmouth March 9.   

Junior (2011-12) Stats
Named to CCM Hockey All-America first team ... Runner-up in voting for ECAC Hockey Player of the Year ... Named ECAC Hockey Best Defensive Defenseman, first-team ECAC Hockey All-League and ECAC Hockey Championship All-Tournament ... A unanimous first-team All-Ivy League selection ... Fan-balloting candidate for Hobey Baker Award ... Preseason all-league selection by the ECAC Hockey coaches and media ... ECAC Hockey All-Academic selection ... Ranked second nationally among defensemen with 1.03 points per game and 20th among all skaters with 0.74 assists per game ... Led defensemen with 23 points and eight goals in ECAC play and scored a league-high 14 power-play points (2-12-14) ... Posted highest point total (35) by a Harvard defenseman since 1993-94 (Sean McCann '94, 22-17-39) and highest assist total (25) by any Harvard player since 2002-03 (three players) ... Played the point on the nation's No. 1 power play (27.3 percent) and skated on the Crimson's top defensive pair, alongside Dan Ford ... Earned a team-high +14 rating ... Recorded 12 multi-point games ... Registered five points (2-3-5) and helped Harvard kill 22 of 23 opponents' power plays in five ECAC playoff games ... Was on the ice for only nine even-strength goals against in league play ... Recorded two assists in defeat of St. Lawrence (Feb. 24) ... Scored twice in comeback win at Quinnipiac (Feb. 3) ... Assisted on Colin Blackwell’s tying goal in comeback to tie Dartmouth (Jan. 31) ... Notched two assists in defeat of Yale (Jan. 27) ... Registered two assists against No. 6 Boston University (Jan. 14) ... Notched the tying goal and an assist in 3-3 tie at No. 14 Union (Jan. 6) ... Extended point streak to six games and multi?point streak to five with game?winning goal and an assist at Princeton (Dec. 10) ... Logged two assists in three straight games: comeback from four goals down to defeat New Hampshire (Nov. 22), 3-3 tie at Dartmouth (Nov. 25) and 4-4 tie at Massachusetts (Dec. 2) ... Registered a goal and an assist at St. Lawrence (Nov. 19) ... Broke third-period tie with game-winning goal at Clarkson (Nov. 18) ... Assisted on both Harvard goals against Cornell (Nov. 11). 

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 eleven times, most recently vs. St. Lawrence, Feb. 24, 2012
Point Streak - 6 Nov. 19-Dec. 10, 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
2011-12............. 34 10 25 35 106 .094 15-41 +14 4 0 2
TOTAL............... 100 26 48 74 248 .105 50-122 +11 11 1 5