Danny Biega Becomes Second in Family to Lead Crimson

Published by David Mazza on April 14, 2012 at 3:12AM

At the team’s annual awards banquet last Wednesday night, Crimson coach Ted Donato ’91, announced Danny Biega as the 120th captain of Harvard men’s hockey. Biega, a junior defenseman, was also recently named a first-team All-American.

Donato, the 95th captain of Harvard men’s hockey, also announced during the banquet senior forward Alex Killorn as the team MVP, sophomore goaltender Raphael Girard as the most improved, defenseman Patrick McNally as the team’s rookie of the year, and junior forward David Valek as the recipient of the Ralph “Cooney” Weiland Award for devotion to the game.

Biega was also first-team all-ECAC and all-Ivy, as well as the ECAC Best Defensive Defenseman and runner-up for ECAC Player of the Year. With 10 goals and 25 assists during the 2011-2012 campaign, the Montreal native was second in the nation for defensemen with 1.03 points per game.

Danny will be the second Biega in the family to captain Harvard hockey, as his older brother Alex ’10 captained the 2009-2010 squad. Steve ’01 and Dominic Moore ’03 were the first pair of brothers to both captain Harvard hockey.

Danny Biega will be replacing the 119th captain of Harvard men’s hockey, fellow defenseman Ryan Grimshaw.

Grimshaw is looking to continue his hockey career after Harvard, and was recently signed to an amateur tryout by the AHL’s Rochester Americans, the minor league affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres.  The senior had played three games for the ECHL’s Trenton Titans this spring, the lower minor league affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers.

Grimshaw has played two games with one shot on goal so far for the Amerks, the Rochester native’s hometown team, as they battle for playoff spot during the final weeks of their regular season.