Tyler Austin Biggs (born April 30, 1993) is an American professional ice hockey player who is currently an unrestricted free agent. He most recently played under contract with the Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL. Biggs was selected in the first round, 22nd overall, in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs.
April 30, 1993|
Binghamton, New York, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
22nd overall, 2011|
Toronto Maple Leafs
The son of former NHL centre Don Biggs, Tyler Biggs was born in Binghamton, New York, and grew up in Loveland, Ohio. He played for the Toronto Jr. Canadiens during the 2008–09 season while enrolled at Loveland High School, then transferred to Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the following fall, to join the USA Hockey National Team Development Program. Biggs played one season with the Miami RedHawks of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) before joining the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League for the 2012–13 OHL season.
On July 1, 2015, Biggs was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins with Phil Kessel, Tim Erixon, and a 2016 2nd round pick for Scott Harrington, Nick Spaling, Kasperi Kapanen, and Pittsburgh's 3rd round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft along with a conditional pick exchange between the teams depending on Pittsburgh's 2016 NHL regular season performance. Toronto also retained 15% of Kessel's salary in this trade.
After two seasons with the Kalamazoo Wings in the ECHL, Biggs left North America as a free agent in signing a one-year contract with UK based club, the Nottingham Panthers of the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) on July 14, 2018. Biggs featured in 24 games with the Panthers, recording 4 goals and 9 points, before opting to return to the ECHL with former club, the Kalamazoo Wings, for the remainder of the 2018–19 season, on December 8, 2018.
|Representing United States|
|World Under-17 Hockey Challenge|
|2010 WHC U17|
|IIHF World U18 Championship|
|2010 WJC U18|
|2011 WJC U18|
|World Junior Championships|
Biggs represented the United States internationally, playing for Team USA in the 2010 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, scoring five goals and adding an assist in six games, helping the U.S. to a gold medal finish. That same season, he competed for Team USA in the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships, finishing the tournament with no points in seven games. A year later, he played in the 2011 IIHF World U18 Championships and scored two goals and one assist in six games during the tournament, including the overtime goal in the semifinal round against Canada.
|2008–09||Toronto Jr. Canadiens||GTHL||80||40||46||86||24||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Toronto Jr. Canadiens||OJHL||3||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||Orlando Solar Bears||ECHL||8||4||2||6||16||—||—||—||—||—|
- Staff (June 24, 2011). "Maple Leafs move up to take American forward Tyler Biggs with 22nd overall pick". Fox News. Retrieved June 25, 2011.
- "Tyler Biggs To Play For U.S. National Under-17 Development Team" (Press release). Cincinnati Cyclones. April 13, 2009. Retrieved February 7, 2013.
- "Biggs Commits to Miami University". USHL. December 14, 2009. Archived from the original on August 7, 2011. Retrieved June 24, 2011.
- "Penguins Acquires Phil Kessel". Pittsburgh Penguins. July 1, 2015. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
- "Welcome to Nottingham Tyler Biggs". Nottingham Panthers. July 14, 2018. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
- "Biggs is back with the Wings". Kalamazoo Wings. December 8, 2018. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
- "Tyler Biggs". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved June 25, 2011.
- Allen, Kevin (April 24, 2011). "U.S. prospect Tyler Biggs continues to fascinate scouts". USA Today. Retrieved June 25, 2011.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
| Toronto Maple Leafs first round draft pick
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