With the 21st pick in the NHL draft, the Senators select Tyler Biggs, 6'2'' 210lbs RH Right Wing from the USHL. And he is the perfect example of a do-it-all team first power forward.
As I explained in my 6th overall draft pick, the Sens are fairly solid on defensive depth and stop gaps right now, while their forwards core and their quality forwards stock right now is barren.
Biggs is a big strong 17yr old winger that will likely be wearing a letter in his future at the NHL. He was Captain of his team this year, and deserved it greatly. Biggs is very competitive, has an engine that never quits, constantly stands up for teammates in scrums, drops the gloves for his teammates, and is an "extreme character guy."
Biggs also has the skills of a solid hockey player in the NHL, likely in the mold of a power forward. Biggs is touted to be an above average penalty killer, very intimidating, defensively responsible, has good speed, has soft hands, overly physical, very tough, did I say highly competitive? lol, great strength, has great hockey sense, and uses his size in all facets of the game (hitting, fighting, protecting the puck, creating space for linemates, board battling, driving to the net, etc).
Scouts predict Biggs to have the downside of a 15goal/30pts 2-way 3rd line forward to the upside of a 25goal/50pts 2-way top 6 power forward, which is going to be pretty scary with scouts expecting him to top out at ~6'3'' 220-230lbs. And last year, Biggs had a very strong showing at the U-17 world's potting 5goals/6pts in 6gms, including the gold medal winner for team USA. And to show his heart even more, if he wasn't going to be a professional hockey player, he said he was going to join the military. There is really nothing bad to say about this kid's personality or game, besides the fact that his ceiling isn't superstar-like but is a lower risk pick because of his downside.
His favorite players, whom he patterns his game after, are Jarome Iginla and Dustin Brown. Biggs will be playing hockey at Miami University next year, where he will better his game and continue to mature physically/mentally.
Player Comparison: David Backes (Think a more controlled Lucic/Kassian).
Now with Huberdeau and Biggs added in this draft, there is a brighter future in hockey town Ottawa.