Maple Leafs prospect Tyler Biggs excited to get everything going'Sep 20, 2012 - 13:58 GMT
By Daniel Girard - The Toronto Star
Tyler Biggs is ready for his close-up.
Four seasons after starring in the GTHL and more than a year after the Maple Leafs made him their top choice in the 2011 NHL entry draft, the American power forward is set to debut in the Ontario Hockey League.
“I’m really excited to get everything going,” Biggs said this week as his Oshawa Generals readied for a trip to Peterborough to take on the Petes Thursday as the OHL season begins. “I’ve been waiting all summer just to play hockey, to be part of something and I think we can do big things here.”
Certainly big things are expected of the 6-foot-3, 224-pound 19-year-old, who last spring chose to leave Miami University in Ohio after one season.
If there was no NHL lockout, an outstanding training camp might have seen Biggs crack the lineup of the Marlies or even the Leafs. Now, he’ll log a lot of minutes in key situations for a Generals team likely to settle into the upper-middle of the pack trying to unseat the champion London Knights.
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