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Maple Leafs sign 2011 first-round pick Biggs

Thursday, 08.09.2012 / 5:27 PM / News

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Maple Leafs sign 2011 first-round pick Biggs
The Maple Leafs announced Thursday they have signed 2011 first-round draft pick Tyler Biggs to a three-year, entry-level contract.

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Thursday they have signed 2011 first-round draft pick Tyler Biggs to a three-year, entry-level contract.

The 19-year-old right wing played last season for Miami (Ohio) University, getting nine goals and eight assists with 63 penalty minutes in 37 games.

The Ohio native was captain of the U.S. National Team Development Program team in 2010-11.

Biggs (6-foot-3, 210 pounds) was the No. 22 selection in the 2011 NHL Draft.

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I'm very excited about what happened today. We've worked on this deal with Toronto for a month, or over a month. It got a little bit of legs on draft day, but it really heated up last night, and we were able to complete the deal today.

— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on Phil Kessel, who he acquired from the Maple Leafs in a trade on Wednesday