Tyler Biggs Leaves College to pursue the Toronto Maple Leafs

By Jeff Zeffer

Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Tyler Biggs has told Miami University in Ohio that he will not be returning to college next season, but pursuing a professional career with the Toronto Maple Leafs. During his time with Miami University, Biggs collected 9 goals, 8 assist in 37 games played.

Biggs, who is an American power forward, was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 1st round (22nd overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

With Biggs’ absence in Ohio means that he will either join the Oshawa Generals, the OHL team that owns his junior rights, or better yet signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs and or the Toronto Marlies.

Biggs has represented the United States internationally for Team USA at the 2010 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, the 2010 IIHF World U-18 Championships and the 2011 IIHF World U-18 Championships, where he won a goal medal in all three tournaments.

Biggs has hockey in his blood and has been passed down to him as his father, Don, played 16 years of hockey between AHL and NHL, with stops with the Minnesota North Stars and Philadelphia Flyers.

But better yet for Maple Leafs fans Biggs has a genuine love for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Biggs grew up watching the Maple Leafs; his grandma gave him various Maple Leafs paraphernalia, though Biggs is an American, but possess 6′ 3″ 210lbs frame. All in all it seems like this is match in heaven for Tyler Biggs and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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