USHL Alum Biggs Signs NHL Contract
Friday August 10, 2012
Tyler Biggs spent two seasons in the USHL playing for Team USA. (photo by Tom Sorensen)
Forward Tyler Biggs has signed a three-year NHL entry-level contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the same team that selected him in the 2011 NHL Draft.
Biggs played two seasons in the USHL (2009-11) with Team USA scoring 22 points (13g, 9a) while racking up 95 penalty minutes and posting a plus-eight rating in 44 career games. He collected 11 points (7g, 4a) in 20 games during the 2010-11 USHL season while serving as captain for Team USA. Biggs also represented the United States in the 2011 and 2010 IIHF World Under-18 Championships, helping Team USA win gold in both tournaments.
After his second season in the USHL, Biggs was selected in the first round (22nd overall) by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2011 NHL Draft. The 19-year-old spent this past season playing collegiately at Miami University where he recorded 17 points (9g, 8a) in 37 games at the school.
USHL stats – Tyler Biggs
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrated its 10th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2011-12. With 28 picks during the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and over 280 players already committed to NCAA Division I schools this season, the USHL has emerged as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent. For more information, visit us on the web at www.USHL.com or visit the League’s social media platforms, including Facebook (www.facebook.com/ushlhockey), twitter (www.twitter.com/ushl), and YouTube (www.youtube.com/ushlinteractive). Fans can also watch USHL action all season long, live or on-demand via FASTHockey (ushl.fasthockey.com).
It’s not just hockey. It’s the USHL.