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|1983 NHL DRAFT PICK|
No. 156 overall by Minnesota North Stars
April 7, 1965
Height: 5-8 Weight:
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Mississauga, Ontario (Canada)
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous: Was Oshawa's fourth-round pick, No. 57 overall, in 1982 OHL
priority selection. ... Missed part of 1982 MTJHL playoffs with damaged knee
ligaments, an injury suffered in April 1982. ... Also played right wing in minor hockey.
| Debut: March 6, 1985 (Chicago at Minnesota)|
Numbers: 37 (Minnesota); 46
Stanley Cup: Never won.
Retired for final time in 2002
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous: Traded by Minnesota to Edmonton on Dec. 20, 1985, but never
played for parent team. ... Signed with Philadelphia as an unrestricted free
agent in August 1987. ... Traded by Philadelphia to N.Y. Rangers in
exchange for future considerations on Aug. 8, 1991, but never played for
Oshawa (OHL); Springfield, Nova Scotia, Hershey (AHL); Olten (Switzerland); Rochester, Binghamton (AHL);
Cincinnati, Utah (IHL); Cincinnati (ECHL)|
AWARDS AND HONORS
AHL Calder Cup: 1988
AHL Cunningham Award (MVP): 1992-93
AHL Sollenberger Trophy (Points Leader): 1992-93 (Roch.)
Hockey Ink AHL Player of Year: 1992-93 (Rochester)
AHL All-Star First Team: 1992-93 (Binghamton)
Cincinnati Hockey Hall of Fame: Inducted 2003
AHL Records: Most points in one season (138 for Binghamton in
Binghamton Records: Most points in one season (138 in
Cincinnati (IHL) Records: Most career games (426), most
career points (412), most career goals (137), most career assists (275)
Cincinnati Captain: October 1993 to Dec. 3, 1998
Assists Leader: 1992-93 (Binghamton) (84 assists)
Points Leader: 1988 (Hershey) (16); 1991 (Roch.) (23)
Assists Leader: 1988 (Hershey) (11); 1991 (Roch.) (14)
1987-88: Played on AHL regular-season champion (Hershey).
1990-91: Played on AHL regular-season champion (Rochester).
1992-93: Played on AHL regular-season champion (Binghamton).
Coaching Career: Named Cincinnati (ECHL) assistant coach prior to
2001-02 season and remained in that position through 2001-02 season. ...
Named Cincinnati (U.S. Jr. B) associate coach prior to 2003-04 season and
held position through 2003-04 season.
Management Career: Purchased
share of Cincinnati (ECHL) in September 2001 and held stake in team through
Miscellaneous: Suspended by AHL for
five games during 1989-90 season for biting Jim Culhane during a fight in
Hershey's Dec. 16, 1989, game vs. Binghamton. ... Signed with Olten
(Switzerland) in May 1990 and began 1990-91 season in Switzerland, but left
Europe in October 1990 to re-sign with Hershey (AHL). As a result of the
signing, Biggs had to clear waivers before joining Hershey. On Nov. 1, 1990,
he was claimed off waivers by Rochester. ... Suspended by AHL for three
games during 1990-91 season for physical abuse of linesman Frank Vicaretti
during Rochester's Feb. 1, 1991, game vs. New Haven. ... Finished second in
AHL with plus-54 rating in 1992-93. ... Signed with
Cincinnati (IHL) as an unrestricted free agent on July 22, 1993. ... Traded
by Cincinnati (IHL) to Utah in exchange for Fred Knipscheer on Dec. 3, 1998.
... Retired for first time after 1998-99 season, but came out of retirement
at age 36 to play second half of 2001-02 season with Cincinnati (ECHL). ...
Remained in Cincinnati after his retirement and became a sales
representative for a local electrical distributor. ... Also became director
of hockey for the Cincinnati Amateur Hockey Association and worked as a
youth hockey coach in Cincinnati after his retirement. ... Cincinnati (IHL/ECHL)
retired Biggs' No. 22.
Personal: Full name is Donald R.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
Minnesota traded Biggs and Gord Sherven to Edmonton in exchange for Marc
Habscheid, Don Barber and Emanuel Viveiros on December 20, 1985.||
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