ALBANY, N.Y. -- Four student-athletes with ECAC Hockey ties were
selected in the annual NHL Entry Draft over the weekend at the
Staples Center hosted by the NHL's Los Angeles Kings. Clarkson and
Harvard each had one current student-athlete selected, while
Colgate and Quinnipiac each had one future student-athlete
The Carolina Hurricanes chose Danny Biega with the 67th overall pick in the third round. Biega, a Montreal native who stands at 6-foot-0 and weighs 191 pounds, completed his freshman season at Harvard last season. The sophomore defender finished his first season with the Crimson netting five goals and adding four assists in 32 overall contests. His two older brothers, Alex and Michael, were teammates of Danny's with the Crimson last season.
Future Colgate forward Chris Wagner was selected in the fifth round Saturday afternoon by the Anaheim Ducks. An incoming freshmen this Fall, Wagner played last season as a right wing out of South Shore of the EJHL. The 6-0, 200-pounder put up 34 goals and 83 points in 44 games in 2009-10. Wagner was named the EJHL's Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year after captaining his team to the Southern Division championship, matching the league's single-season scoring record and leading the league in goals and assists. Wagner made his debut with South Shore in 2008-09, earning 20g-14a-34pts with 72 PIM in 38 games.
Two ECAC Hockey student-athletes were selected in round seven. Goaltender Cody Rosen (Clarkson) and incoming freshman Kellen Jones (Quinnipiac) were taken as part of the NHL Entry Draft. The New York Islanders selected Golden Knights goaltender Cody Rosen with the 185th overall selection. Rosen only appeared in one game with Clarkson last season, however in his previous season with the Kingston Voyaguers (OJHL), he compiled a 14-3-1 record over 18 games with a 2.90 GAA.
Incoming Quinnipiac freshman forward Kellen Jones was also selected in the seventh round (202nd overall) by the Edmonton Oilers. The 5-9, 164-pounder played for Vernon (BCHL) in the 2009-10 season. Small in stature but promising with his upside and competitive edge, he and his twin, Connor helped guide the Vernon Vipers to two national championships. Kellen ranked third on Vernon in scoring this past season with 52 points.
2010 ECAC Hockey NHL Entry Draft Selections
RD. Pick# Team Player School Position
3 67th Carolina Danny Biega Harvard Defenseman
5 122nd Anaheim Chris Wagner Colgate Forward
7 185th NY Islanders Cody Rosen Clarkson Goaltender
7 202nd Edmonton Kellen Jones Quinnipiac Forward
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