Biggar is a smooth, puck-moving defensemen who flashes great defensive intellect and an encouraging confidence to join the rush. His ability to stay in front of his opponents through great gap control and solid mobility make it nearly impossible to gain the center lane when entering the zone on his side. While he doesn’t possess…
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Biggar is a smooth, puck-moving defensemen who flashes great defensive intellect and an encouraging confidence to join the rush. His ability to stay in front of his opponents through great gap control and solid mobility make it nearly impossible to gain the center lane when entering the zone on his side. While he doesn’t possess high-end speed, his mobility combined with his defensive anticipation allows him to react quickly to his opponent’s movements and shut down their attempts to beat him either to the inside or the outside. His ability to deny the high-danger areas to opponents when they have the puck are really impressive. He utilizes his body positioning to force opponents to the outside lane and then shut them down with a good stick check or rubbing them out. Sticks to his man like glue. He often disrupts passes in the middle of the ice and around the net. While he isn’t a flashy player he’s a solid puck distributor and can effectively move the puck up ice, either through consistent exit passes or longer stretch passes. He’s very calm and poised under pressure, and is often highly confident with his positioning and puck placement. Lacks the foot speed to keep up with quick attackers sometimes. Often forgets to look at his surroundings before retrieving the puck, which forces him to figure out his next play without much information. Has a bad habit of jumping into board battles prematurely, neglecting to check for open enemies in the slot. His shot from the point is very underwhelming and he needs to come out of his shell more offensively overall. There’s potential for him to be a very-good two-way defender down the road if he embraces some of his offensive instincts a little more. While his overall upside is a bit of a question mark, Biggar shows really solid intelligence through his defending and puck-moving ability, and is definitely a player to watch in later rounds.