According to a report in the Toronto Star, Miami forward Tyler Biggs will not return for his sophomore season and will instead pursue a pro career with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Leafs drafted Biggs in the first round (22nd overall) last June and he went on to score nine goals and eight assists in 37 games with the RedHawks.

Biggs, who just turned 19, could sign with the Leafs, AHL’s Toronto Marlies or could join the Oshawa Generals, the Ontario Hockey League team that owns his junior rights.

  • collegehockeyfan

    This really surprised me, I don’t think he has the potential YET, to make an impact in the NHL or even the AHL…. think he could have used an extra year or two to fine tune his game.. but money calls.

  • Scpa0305

    He’ll go to the CHL, college hockey was a little too fast for him.

  • hawksfan

    its not the money, he’s trying to follow in his fathers foot steps. what a shame, he’s got a long way to go.

  • TD

    I wonder if staying in school wasn’t an option (grades).

  • miamifan

    I hope to see him in the league.  Good luck kid!