Carolina Hurricanes
Carolina Hurricanes
Danny Biega
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DannyBiega
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 205
BIRTHDATE: 09/29/1991
AGE: 23
BIRTHPLACE: Montreal, QC, CAN
DRAFTED: CAR: 2010-67 overall
2013-14 Season
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)… Earned an assist vs. Oklahoma City (2/7) to extend his point streak to a career-long three games (2g, 2a)… 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).

Career
Is in his second full professional season… Had 18 points (3g, 15a) in 66 career AHL games entering 2014-15… 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 in 32 games during his freshman season with the Crimson in 2009-10… Was teammates with his older brothers, Alex and Michael, marking the second time in Harvard history three brothers played on the same squad… Made his collegiate debut in Harvard’s season-opening victory at Dartmouth (10/30/09)… Earned his first college point with an assist vs. Quinnipiac (12/29/09)… Netted his first college goal against Union (1/22/10)… Was named ECAC Rookie of the Week on 3/8/10… Was named first-team All-Ivy League, second-team ECAC All-League and a New England All-Star selection after totaling 30 points (11g, 19a) during his sophomore season at Harvard in 2010-11… Also received the 2010-11 John Tudor Memorial Cup as Harvard’s Most Valuable Player after leading all Crimson skaters in points and assists and ranking tied for second on the team in goals… Was one of three defensemen in the nation to lead his team in scoring in 2010-11, and ranked seventh among NCAA defensemen in points per game (0.88)… Was the first defenseman to lead Harvard in scoring since Mark Fusco in 1981-82… 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 in 2011-12… 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 2011-12 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)…