Danny Biega
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
BIRTHDATE: 09/29/1991
DRAFTED: CAR: 2010-67 overall
ECAC Second All-Star Team (2011) ECAC First All-Star Team (2012) NCAA East First All-American Team (2012)
2014-15 Season
Completed his rookie season with Carolina… Earned two assists in 10 games with the Hurricanes… Ranked fourth among Charlotte (AHL) defensemen with 14 points (2g, 12a) in 69 games… Scored a goal, earned an assist and was (+3) for Charlotte at Oklahoma City (11/21)… Earned two assists vs. the Toronto Marlies (1/16)… Received his first NHL recall on March 18… Made his NHL/Hurricanes debut at MTL (3/19)… Recorded his first NHL point with an assist vs. NYR (3/21)… Also earned an assist vs. BOS (3/29)… Reassigned to Charlotte (AHL) on April 8… Was a healthy extra for: 1 game.

Is in his second NHL season with Carolina… Selected by the Hurricanes in the third round, 67th overall, of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft… Concluded the 2014-15 season with 32 points (5g, 27a) in 135 career AHL games… Totaled 85 points (28g, 57a) and 165 penalty minutes in 132 career collegiate games with Harvard.

Spent two seasons at Salisbury School (CT) prior to his freshman season at Harvard… Captained Salisbury School to a New England prep title in 2009… Was named Defenseman of the Year and a New England Prep All-Star… Also lettered in soccer and crew at Salisbury School.

Led Harvard defensemen with five goals, and totaled nine points in 32 games during his freshman season with the Crimson… Made his collegiate debut in Harvard’s season-opening victory at Dartmouth (10/30)… Earned his first collegiate point with an assist vs. Quinnipiac (12/29)… Netted his first college goal on an empty net against Union (1/22)… Led Harvard to a two-game, road sweep of Princeton in the first round of the ECAC playoffs (3/5-3/6), posting three points and a plus-4 rating and was named ECAC Rookie of the Week on 3/8.

Was named a first-team All-Ivy League, second-team ECAC All-League and New England All-Star selection after totaling 30 points (11g, 19a) during his sophomore season at Harvard… Received the John Tudor Memorial Cup as Harvard’s Most Valuable Player… Led all Crimson skaters in points and assists and tied for second on the team in goals… Was 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)… Ranked seventh among all NCAA defensemen in points per game (0.88)… Led ECAC defensemen in points (21) and goals (9) and ranked second in assists (12) in 22 league games… Was the first defenseman to lead Harvard in scoring since Mark Fusco in 1981-82… Named Inside College Hockey Player of the Week (2/21), ECAC Hockey Player of the Week (2/22) and College Hockey Player of the Week (2/21) after totaling seven points (3g, 4a) in three games… Earned his first career college hat trick vs. Colgate (1/28).

Named an NCAA East First-Team All-American and to the ECAC First All-Star Team after establishing career highs in assists (25) and points (35) during his junior season… Also selected to the 2012 CCM Hockey All-America first team, named ECAC Hockey Best Defensive Defenseman, ECAC Hockey Championship All-Tournament and a unanimous first-team All-Ivy League selection… Runner-up in voting for 2012 ECAC Hockey Player of the Year… Was a fan-balloting candidate for the 2012 Hobey Baker Award and an ECAC Hockey All-Academic selection… Ranked second among NCAA defensemen in points per game (1.03), and 20th among all skaters with 0.74 assists per game… Led defensemen with 23 points and eight goals in ECAC play and earned a league-high 14 power-play points (2g, 12a)… Posted the highest point total (35) by a Harvard defenseman since 1993-94 (Sean McCann, 39) and highest assist total (25) by any Harvard player since 2002-03… Played the point on the nation’s No. 1 power play (27.3 percent) and earned a team-high plus-14 rating.

Had 11 points (2g, 9a) in 32 games during his final season at Harvard in 2012-13… Signed an entry-level contract with the Hurricanes on 3/13 and joined Carolina’s AHL affiliate in Charlotte… Made his AHL debut vs. Norfolk (3/13)… Skated in three of Charlotte’s Calder Cup Playoff games, earning his first AHL points with a pair of assists vs. Oklahoma City (5/1).

Completed his first full professional season with Charlotte (AHL)… Ranked third among Checkers rookies in assists (15) and points (18)… Picked up his first AHL regular-season point with an assist at Grand Rapids (10/25)… Scored his first two professional goals with a pair of tallies at Abbotsford (2/5)… Scored his first career game-winning goal vs. Lake Erie (3/15)… Recorded his second career multi-point game with a pair of assists at Oklahoma City (4/6)… Missed 11 games due to injury (12/15-1/11).