Colorado Avalanche
Colorado Avalanche
Chris Bigras
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
BIRTHDATE: 02/22/1995
AGE: 20
DRAFTED: COL: 2013-32 overall
2013-14: Appeared in 55 games for Owen Sound (OHL) and finished second among team defensemen with 26 points (4g/22a)…Added three points (1g/2a) in five playoff games for Owen Sound, tying him for second on the club in scoring…Was named the “Best Defensive Defenseman” in the OHL Western Conference Coaches Poll…Represented Canada at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship in Malmo, Sweden…Played in all seven games at the world juniors, posting a +2 plus/minus rating while helping Canada to a fourth-place finish…Participated in the Canadian Hockey League’s Subway Super Series vs. Russia in November…Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Avalanche prior to the season on Sept. 17, 2013.

2012-13: Led all Owen Sound defensemen with 38 points (8g/30a) while adding a +35 plus/minus rating in 68 games during the 2012-13 Ontario Hockey League season…Ranked second on the team in plus/minus, was third in assists (tied) and fifth in points…Was one of three Attack players to appear in all 68 games…Went on to skate in 12 postseason contests for Owen Sound, recording two assists…Won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2013 IIHF World Under-18 Championship in Sochi, Russia…Recorded three assists and a +8 rating in seven games at the tournament…Prior to the 2012-13 campaign, Bigras helped lead Canada to the gold medal at the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in August…Was rated by NHL Central Scouting as the sixth-best North American defenseman in its final rankings for the 2013 Draft…Was tabbed as the 14th best North American skater overall.

2011-12: Recorded 19 points (3g/16a) in 49 games during his first season with Owen Sound and was named the club’s Rookie of the Year and Scholastic Player of the Year…Won a bronze medal with Team Ontario at the 2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

Personal: Last name is pronounced bee-GRAH.