Dan Biega (D)
Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Carolina on 3/13/13 ... Drafted by Carolina in the 3rd round (67th overall) in 2010.
2012-13: Joined the Checkers on an amateur tryout contract at the conclusion of his collegiate career at Harvard ... Made his professional debut vs. NOR (3/12), but suffered an upper-body injury in the first period and missed the rest of the regular season ... Played in three of Charlotte’s five Calder Cup Playoff games, recording two points, to tie for second among team defensemen in scoring ... The two assists he had in the Checkers’ Game 3 victory vs. OKC (5/1) were his first professional points.
College: Had 85 points (28g, 57a) and 165 penalty minutes in 132 career collegiate games over four seasons with Harvard ... Led Harvard defensemen in scoring for the third consecutive season with 10 points (2g, 8a) in his senior campaign ... Named an NCAA East First-Team All-American and to the ECAC First All-Star Team after establishing career highs in assists (25) and points (35) during his junior season ... Also selected to the CCM Hockey All-America first team, named ECAC Hockey Best Defensive Defenseman, ECAC Hockey Championship All-Tournament and a unanimous first-team All-Ivy League selection in his junior season ... Runner-up in voting for ECAC Hockey Player of the Year as a junior ... Posted the highest point total (35) for a Harvard defenseman since 1993-94 and highest assist total (25) since 2002-03 ... Received the 2010-11 John Tudor Memorial Cup as Harvard’s Most Valuable Player after leading all skaters in points and assists and tying for second in goals his sophomore season ... First defenseman to lead Harvard in scoring since 1981-82 in his sophomore season.