Jan 31, 2013; Toronto, ON, Canada; The Toronto Maple Leafs logo at center ice during the game against the Washington Capitals at the Air Canada Centre. The Maple Leafs beat the Capitals 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Tyler Biggs Joins Marlies

The Toronto Marlies announced Oshawa Generals forward Tyler Biggs will join the team for the remainder of the season. He was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

The 19-year-old recorded 26 goals and 53 points with the Generals during his time in the Ontario Hockey League this season. Biggs, who is 6-foot-3 and 224lbs, also recorded 55 penalty minutes in 60 games in 2012-13. The young American captured a gold medal for the United States earlier this year as well at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Ufa, Russia. He will join the Marlies this weekend when they head into Abbotsford for two games.

Biggs is the latest junior player to be assigned to the Marlies as Morgan Rielly, Garret Sparks, David Broll, and Stuart Percy have all made the jump in recent weeks. Since the Leafs are currently using many players that the Marlies have relied on heavily in the past, the added firepower comes at a perfect time as both squads push towards the post-season.

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