OHL Alumni Classics: 1992-93 AHL Scoring Race

don biggs cincinnati cyclonesFour Ontario Hockey League grads placed among the top ten for points in the American Hockey League for the 1992-93 season. The leader finished with 138 points, the current AHL record for most points in a single season.

Don Biggs was in his third year with the Binghamton Rangers and his last year in the AHL before finishing out his pro career with several years in the IHL. He scored 54 goals and assisted on 84 more for 138 points in 78 games. Biggs earned the Les Cunningham Award as league MVP and the John B. Sollenberger Trophy as the AHL’s top scorer. As mentioned, the 138 points stands today as a single season American Hockey League record.

Don played three years in the OHL from 1982-83 to 1984-85, all with the Oshawa Generals. He led the 1984-85 Generals with 117 points and finished ninth in the league. Biggs was and eighth round pick of the Minnesota North Stars after his first year in the OHL. He went on to play a total of 12 games in the NHL, one with the North Stars in 1984-85 and eleven with the Philadelphia Flyers in 1989-90.

Iain Fraser of the Capital District Islanders was second to Biggs with 110 points on 41 goals and 69 assists over 74 games. 1992-93 was his third year with the AHL club and a prelude to spending some time in the National Hockey League. A lowly 12th round pick of the New York Islanders in 1989, Fraser got into 94 regular season and four playoff NHL games between 1992-93 and 1996-97. Along with the Islanders, he also appeared with the Quebec Nordiques, Dallas Stars, Edmonton Oilers, Winnipeg Jets and San Jose Sharks.

Fraser played four years in the OHL from 1986-87 to 1989-90, all with the Oshawa Generals. He played a combined 21 games over his first two years before becoming a team leader in his final two. In 1989-90, he totalled 105 points in just 56 regular season games to finish tied for seventh in the OHL. The Generals captured the Robertson Cup in a seven game battle with the Kitchener Rangers in the finals.

Iain continued a nomadic hockey life until the end of the 2005-06 season. Along with his six NHL teams, he also played for a handful of North American minor pro teams, as well as elite league teams in Germany, England and Italy.

Dan Currie of the Cape Breton Oilers finished seventh with 98 points on 57 goals and 41 assists over 75 games. The fourth round pick of the Edmonton Oilers in 1986 also appeared in five games with the NHL club in 1992-93.

Currie played three years in the OHL from 1985-86 to 1987-88, all with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. In his final season, he finished tied for tenth in the league with 109 points.

Dan appeared in a total of 22 NHL games between 1990-91 and 1993-94 with the Oilers and Los Angeles Kings. He continued on in professional hockey until the end of the 2002-03 season, spending most of his time in the IHL but also travelling to Germany, Italy and England.

Craig Duncanson rounded out the top ten with 94 points on 35 goals and 59 assists over 69 games with the Binghamton Rangers. Duncanson also appeared in three games for the NHL Rangers in 1992-93.

Craig played four years in the OHL from 1983-84 to 1986-87 with his hometown Sudbury Wolves and the Cornwall Royals. At the 1985 NHL Entry Draft, after just his second year in the league, the Los Angeles Kings selected Duncanson ninth overall. He played in 38 NHL games bewteen 1985-86 and 1992-93 with the Kings, Winnipeg Jets and the New York Rangers. After a year in the IHL split between the Fort Wayne Komets and Cincinnati Cyclones, Craig called it quits after the 1996-97 season.







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