Tyler Biggs

Mark Allan

2016-06-13

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Tyler Biggs, RW/C

Shoots: L

Height: 6-2

Weight: 205

Born: 1993-04-30

Hometown: Binghampton, NY

Drafted: 2011 by Toronto Maple Leafs, 22nd Overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

June 2016 – Pittsburgh did not tender a qualifying offer to Biggs. Mark Allan

June 2016 – Entering the season coming off an Achilles tendon injury, Toronto's former 22nd overall pick amassed exactly three points in 13 games between the AHL and ECHL after Pittburgh acquired him along with Phil Kessel. With Biggs due to become an RFA this off-season, Pittsburgh will surely be the second NHL franchise to give up on the once-budding power forward. Mark Allan

November 2015 – He's only 22 but it's a shame that Biggs' career is going nowhere because Pittsburgh could really use a large, physical presence. The Penguins needed a strong response after Sidney Crosby was cross-checked to the ice with a vicious shot to the back of the neck by nemesis Brandon Dubinsky. As No. 87 laid prone on the ice in front of the Columbus net, Dubinsky gave him another shot to the back. Evgeni Malkin inspired a melee when he jabbed in response at Blue Jackets' goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, then fought blueliner Jack Johnson. It shouldn't fall to Pittsburgh's other superstar forward to defend a teammate, especially since his tussle with Johnson proved he is no pugilist. Biggs, meanwhile has a goal and an assist in four AHL games this season. Mark Allan

July 2015 – A former first-round draft choice once mentioned in the same breath as Milan Lucic, the muscular Biggs would be more accurately compared these days to Morris Titanic (a 1973 Buffalo first-rounde