Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Don Biggs
Centreman Don Biggs joined the OHL's Oshawa Generals at the age of 17 in 1982-83 and had a big impact in his rookie season scoring 75 points in 70 games. Biggs may have been small in physical stature, but that did not prevent him from playing a robust style. He also was not interested in the usual rookie treatment, standing up to the veterans of the league, as evidenced by his 145 minutes in penalties. The Generals advanced to the Memorial Cup in Portland where they lost to the host Winter Hawks 8-3 in the final. It was thanks to that strong rookie season that saw Biggs selected in the eighth round, 156th overall in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft by the Minnesota North Stars. Biggs continued to improve offensively over the next two years in junior, which culminated with a 48-goal, 117-point season in 1984-85. He played one game with the North Stars that year and also six games with the Springfield Indians of the AHL.

In December, 1985 Biggs was traded to the Edmonton Oilers and was immediately dispatched to their AHL club in Nova Scotia. Unfortunately the high-flying Oilers were in full swing offensively at the time and could not find a roster spot in Edmonton.

In the summer of 1987 Biggs signed a free-agent contract with the Philadelphia Flyers and played two seasons with the Hershey Bears. He finally got the opportunity to suit up with the Flyers, playing eleven games with them in 1989-90 where he scored twice.

Biggs played two years with Binghamton of the AHL and in 1992-93 led the league in scoring with 54 goals and 138 points. He then had six strong seasons with the Cincinnati Cyclones of the IHL and finished off his playing career in 1998-99 with the Utah Grizzlies.

Biggs now resides in Cincinnati where he is the director for the city's Amateur Hockey Association and also coaches his son's hockey team. In 2001-02 he came out of retirement at the age of 37 and rejoined the Cyclones as they battled for a playoff spot. With his number 22 sweater already hanging from the rafters he wore number 16 and 17.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1981-82 Mississauga Reps MTHL 54 49 67 116 125
1981-82 Dixie Beehives ON-Jr.A 6 0 1 1 23
1982-83 Oshawa Generals OHL 70 22 53 75 145 16 3 6 9 17
1982-83 Oshawa Generals M-Cup 4 1 3 4 27
1983-84 Oshawa Generals OHL 58 31 60 91 149 7 4 4 8 18
1984-85 Oshawa Generals OHL 60 48 69 117 105 5 3 4 7 6
1984-85 Minnesota North Stars NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1984-85 Springfield Indians AHL 6 0 3 3 0 2 1 0 1 0
1985-86 Springfield Indians AHL 28 15 16 31 46
1985-86 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 47 6 23 29 36
1986-87 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 80 22 25 47 165 5 1 2 3 4
1987-88 Hershey Bears AHL 77 38 41 79 151 12 5 11 16 22
1988-89 Hershey Bears AHL 76 36 67 103 158 11 5 9 14 30
1989-90 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 11 2 0 2 8 -4
1989-90 Hershey Bears AHL 66 39 53 92 125
1990-91 Rochester Americans AHL 65 31 57 88 115 15 9 14 23 14
1991-92 Binghamton Rangers AHL 74 32 50 82 122 11 3 7 10 8
1992-93 Binghamton Rangers AHL 78 54 84 138 112 14 3 9 12 32
1993-94 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 80 30 59 89 128 11 8 9 17 29
1994-95 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 77 27 49 76 152 10 1 9 10 29
1995-96 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 82 27 57 84 160 17 9 10 19 24
1996-97 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 82 25 41 66 128 3 1 2 3 19
1997-98 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 82 25 52 77 88 +23 9 5 4 9 27
1998-99 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 23 3 17 20 33 -5
1998-99 Utah Grizzlies IHL 60 19 36 55 73 -5
NHL Totals 12 2 0 2 8


AHL First All-Star Team (1993)
John B. Sollenberger Trophy (Leading Scorer - AHL)
(1993) Les Cunningham Award (MVP - AHL) (1993)
Traded to Edmonton by Minnesota with Gord Sherven for Marc Habscheid, Don Barber and Emanuel Viveiros, December 20, 1985. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 17, 1987. Traded to NY Rangers by Philadelphia for future considerations, August 8, 1991. Signed as a free agent by Cincinnati (IHL), July 22, 1993. Traded to Utah (IHL) by Cincinnati (IHL) for Fred Knipscheer, December 3, 1998.
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