ST PAUL, MN - JUNE 24: 22nd overall pick Tyler Biggs by the Toronto Maple Leafs stands onstage for a photo with President & General Manager Brian Burke (L) and a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs organization during day one of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Xcel Energy Center on June 24, 2011 in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
TSN's Bob McKenzie reported via Twitter this evening that Miami freshman Tyler Biggs is leaving the school after just one season in Oxford. It's unknown what Biggs' next step will be. His OHL rights are owned by the Oshawa Generals, and he was a first round pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs last summer. Because he played college hockey last year, Biggs would also have the option of playing the year in the AHL if he signs with Toronto and doesn't make the club.
It's perhaps all coincidence, but the timing of the announcement, combined with no word on a next step, comes during the week of final exams for Miami's spring semester.
Biggs had a solidly productive year, scoring 9 goals and 8 assists in 37 games, while playing his trademark gritty, physical game on Miami's second line.