Toronto Maple Leafs‘ 1st round pick in the 2011 draft (#22 overall) right wing Tyler Biggs(22) must have been antsy to turn pro as he lasted only one season after his selection at Miami University before signing his 3-year entry level deal.
He started his ascent in US National development hockey programs, where he won back-to-back gold medals and was named team captain in his second year.
He joined minor league affiliate Toronto Marlies at the end of 2012/2013 and notched his first goal.
Reassigned out of training camp to start his rookie season in the AHL, he hasn’t exactly exploded on the score sheet with only 7 goals and 2 assists in 57 games.
The big, rugged winger seems to be experiencing some growing pains adjusting his game to the next level and has even found himself up in the stands watching for most of the Calder Cup Playoffs.
It’s a bit of a wonder if the parent club will continue to work with their prospect or if he’ll be packaged in an off-season trade to get some proven talent to help them make the 2014/2015 NHL playoffs.