Over the next 10 days, Cardiac Cane will look at the top 10 prospects in the Carolina Hurricanes’ system. Taken into account will be potential and how soon the player could make the Hurricanes’ roster, among other things.
#5 Danny Biega
Background: Drafted by the Hurricanes in the third round of the 2010 Draft. Named captain of the Harvard Crimson in his senior year. Signed an ELC with the Canes in March.
Another defenseman that has the potential to be a top-four defenseman in the Hurricanes pipeline is Danny Biega.
He comes from Harvard where he was the captain of the team during his senior year. In his junior season he scored 35 points, but saw a big drop last season only scoring 11. However, the whole team had trouble scoring, so don’t let the numbers scare you.
Biega is more of a two-way defenseman, capable of playing in his own end and moving the puck, while other defenseman prospects in the Hurricanes’ system are more defensive oriented.
The Montreal native is ranked higher than Austin Levi and Keegan Lowe because of his potential. Biega is more likely to become a minute-munching defenseman than the other two, but all three will play together on the Checkers next season.
Biega played four games for the Checkers last season, including three in the playoffs. Next year, he figures to be an important part of the team’s defense.
Like the other defenseman prospects for the Canes, they won’t compete for a spot this season, but stand a chance next year. The same goes for Biega.