Biega Tops Among College Defensemen

Photo courtesy of Jim Rosvold
Photo courtesy of Jim Rosvold
The following article featuring Harvard defenseman Danny Biega appeared June 24 on the National Hockey League (NHL) Web site.
By John McGourty
NHL.com Staff Writer

Defenseman Danny Biega, one of three brothers who skated for the Harvard ice hockey team this past season, is No. 46 on NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of North American skaters for the 2010 Entry Draft, June 25-26 in Los Angeles.

His spot on the final list is 15 spots lower than the midseason rankings, released in January. There doesn't seem to be a good reason for his drop, as he had an excellent freshman season, with 5 goals and 8 points in 30 games. He was healthy, he was strong and he skates well -- so well, in fact, he is the highest-ranked collegiate defenseman in this year's draft.

Biega's story is simple: He had some important advantages and he worked hard to make the most of them. He grew up in a house on Montreal's Lac St. Louis and his father, Peter, would construct a rink in the backyard every winter. His brother Alex, three years older, and brother Michael, two years older, caught the hockey bug before Danny.

Complete article can be accessed via the NHL Web site by clicking here.