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Toronto Maple Leafs sign first-round draft pick Biggs to three-year deal

Thursday, 08.09.2012 / 5:15 PM / News

The Canadian Press

TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs signed forward Tyler Biggs to a three-year entry level contract Thursday.

The 19-year-old from Loveland, Ohio, was Toronto's first-round draft pick (22nd overall) in 2011 and played with the Miami University (Ohio) RedHawks in the NCAA last season.

In 37 games, Biggs had nine goals, eight assists and 63 penalty minutes.

Biggs won gold medals with the United States at both the 2010 and 2011 IIHF World Under-18 Championships, as well as the 2010 World Under-17 World Championships.

I didn't think it would actually work, but it ended up working, so I'm thanking my lucky stars tonight.

— Columbus forward Nick Foligno on scoring the overtime goal after telling the Blue Jackets in the locker room that he would win the game