Danny Biega

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Danny Biega
Born (1991-09-29) September 29, 1991 (age 29)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Carolina Hurricanes
NHL Draft 67th overall, 2010
Carolina Hurricanes
Playing career 2013–2016

Danny Biega (born September 29, 1991) is a Canadian retired ice hockey defenceman. He played 10 games for the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Hurricanes in the third round (67th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. His brother is Alex Biega of the Detroit Red Wings.

Playing career[edit]

As a youth, Biega played in the 2004 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from West Island, Montreal.[1]

Biega played his collegiate hockey for the Harvard Crimson in the ECAC Hockey conference. In his junior year, Biega's outstanding play was recognized when he was named the ECAC's best defensive defenceman and selected to the 2011–12 ECAC Hockey First Team.[2] During his senior year at Harvard, Biega signed a three-year contract with the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL) and was assigned to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers.[3]

During the 2014–15 season, his second year with the Checkers, Biega was recalled by the Hurricanes to the National Hockey League.[4] Biega made his NHL debut with the Hurricanes on March 19, 2015, in his hometown of Montreal.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Biega is the younger brother of Alex Biega, a professional ice hockey player who is currently playing with the Detroit Red Wings. Biega also has two other brothers, Marc and Michael.[6] Alex, Danny, and Michael all played hockey for Harvard University, becoming the first trio of brothers since 2000 to play for Harvard.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Salisbury School USHS 26 4 13 17 20
2008–09 Salisbury School USHS 29 8 14 22 28
2009–10 Harvard University ECAC 32 5 4 9 47
2010–11 Harvard University ECAC 34 11 19 30 34
2011–12 Harvard University ECAC 34 10 25 35 41
2012–13 Harvard University ECAC 32 2 9 11 43
2012–13 Charlotte Checkers AHL 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 2 8
2013–14 Charlotte Checkers AHL 65 3 15 18 22
2014–15 Charlotte Checkers AHL 69 2 12 14 89
2014–15 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 10 0 2 2 0
2015–16 Charlotte Checkers AHL 27 3 5 8 40
NHL totals 10 0 2 2 0

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey Second Team 2010–11
ECAC Best Defensive Defenceman 2011–12 [8]
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 2011–12 [9]
AHCA East First-Team All-American 2011–12
ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Team 2012 [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  2. ^ "Men's Hockey Players Earn ECAC Awards". Harvard Crimson. March 17, 2012. Retrieved March 17, 2012.
  3. ^ "Danny Biega Signs With NHL's Carolina Hurricanes". gocrimson.com. March 14, 2013. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  4. ^ "Hurricanes Recall Danny Biega from Charlotte". Carolina Hurricanes. March 18, 2015. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  5. ^ "Carolina Hurricanes - Montréal Canadiens - March 19th, 2015". NHL.com. March 19, 2015. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  6. ^ MacIntyre, Ian (January 21, 2016). "Iain MacIntyre: Biega boys grow up to bleed Crimson". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  7. ^ Lambert, Craig (January 2010). "Fraternal Forechecking". harvardmagazine.com. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  8. ^ "Union coach Bennett wins Tim Taylor Award; goalie Grosenick wins Ken Dryden Award (Final)" by Parting Schotts
  9. ^ ECAC Hockey Mobile : League Announces Regular-Season Awards
  10. ^ "All-Tournament Honors" (PDF). ECAC Hockey. Retrieved May 12, 2014.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Brock Matheson
ECAC Hockey Best Defensive Defenseman
2011–12
Succeeded by
Zach Davies