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Chris Bigras | Defenseman | #3

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (22) / 2/22/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (32) / COL

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The Colorado Avalanche have assigned Chris Bigras to the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL.
Bigras skated in 31 NHL games last year, so the demotion is a little bit of a surprise. When asked why he sent Bigras down, here's what head coach Jared Bedner had to say: "Because he needs to go play. He needs to go play big, important minutes down there. He’s having … he had a great camp. I like what I see from him." The 21-year-old was Colorado's second round pick in 2013. J.T. Compher and Anton Lindholm were also sent to the minors. Sat, Oct 8, 2016 09:17:00 AM
Source: Denver Post

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Coach Patrick Roy said that Chris Bigras has a minor foot injury.

"He hurt his foot and he's not comfortable, and we won't push on that," coach Patrick Roy said prior to Thursday's contest. "It's only two games left and we want to be smart with this." Bigras has missed the last two games.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Apr 8, 2016 10:06:00 AM

Chris Bigras will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Dallas Stars.

The 21-year-old has one goal and three points in 31 games this season. Andreas Martinsen and Andrew Bodnarchuk will also watch from the press box.
Thu, Apr 7, 2016 08:40:00 PM

Chris Bigras (concussion) has been given the green light to return on Friday.

Bigras was out for four straight games. He has a goal and an assist in 23 games in 2015-16.
Fri, Mar 18, 2016 04:14:00 PM

Chris Bigras (concussion) skated Wednesday morning, but he didn't get back into the lineup.

"He's going to be re-evaluated in Calgary," coach Patrick Roy said. "And if he clears, he'll play." Bigras has been sidelined since Mar. 5 with a concussion.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Mar 17, 2016 09:10:00 AM

Chris Bigras (concussion) practiced with the Avalanche on Monday and could be ready to play on Wednesday.

"I'm feeling better. There's still a couple of steps left in the whole process ... I just have to pass the tests and stuff," said Bigras. "I'm not getting any symptoms right now. We'll see how that goes and go from there." He has missed the last three games with a concussion.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Mar 14, 2016 05:40:00 PM

Chris Bigras didn't play Monday because he was diagnosed with a concussion.

He started experiencing symptoms after a hit on Saturday against Nashville, but he is improving. Bigras is considered to be doubtful for Wednesday.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Mar 8, 2016 04:57:00 PM

Chris Bigras netted his first NHL goal in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to Minnesota.

He has produced just 12 shots and two points in 21 games with the Avalanche. Bigras shouldn't be on your fantasy radar.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Mar 2, 2016 09:50:00 AM

Coach Patrick Roy likes the progress that Chris Bigras is making.

"You can tell he needs more experience, especially on the physical side of the game. But I'm very happy with his performance," Roy said. "We agreed as coaches that the more he plays, the more confident he is, and the more confident he is, the better he is playing. He's starting to get more in the rush. He's starting to taking more chances offensively, for example, standing up at the blue line. Earlier he would back up way before, but now he seems to read those plays better and better." He suited up in his 10th game with the Avalanche on Thursday night. Bigras has one assist, five shots and a plus-2 rating since making his NHL debut on Jan. 14.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Feb 5, 2016 09:33:00 AM

Chris Bigras will make his NHL debut Thursday.

The 20-year-old rearguard was selected in the second round of the 2013 NHL Draft with the 32nd overall pick. Bigras was brought up from the minors on Wednesday.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Jan 13, 2016 04:04:00 PM

Chris Bigras has been recalled by the Colorado Avalanche.

He has accounted for six goals and 19 points in 37 games with the AHL's San Antonio Rampage this year. If he gets to play with the Avalanche during this call up then it will be the first NHL action of his career.
Wed, Jan 13, 2016 01:20:00 PM

Chris Bigras hopes to make Colorado's roster out of training camp.

"My expectations are to come in here and make the team," he said. "I want to set that bar for myself and go from there. I want to do all I can to make the team. If it doesn't work out I'll go to San Antonio and continue to take the advise that they give me and build off that." The Avalanche probably won't have room for him at the start of the season, but he could be one of the first call ups.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 02:14:00 PM

Chris Bigras was named to the all-OHL team for the 2014-15 season.

Bigras was selected by the Avalanche in the second round of the 2013 Entry Draft. Joining him on the first team were Connor McDavid, Max Domi, Anthony DeAngelo and Mitchell Marner and Lucas Perissini. The 20-year-old had 20 goals and 71 points in 62 games with Owen Sound in 2014-15.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, May 24, 2015 10:39:00 AM

Chris Bigras is expected to finish the season with Lake Erie of the AHL.

The Monsters have seven games left on the year, beginning with Tuesday's game at Chicago. Bigras produced 20 goals and 71 points in 62 matches for the OHL's Owen Sound Attack. He added three points in three playoff games, but a late-season injury may delay his debut with Lake Erie.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Apr 6, 2015 05:29:00 PM

Chris Bigras was cut by team Canada's World Junior team.

The tournament gets underway on Boxing Day. Bigras was Colorado's second-round pick in 2013. The 19-year-old is a bit of a surprise cut, as he was on team Canada's roster a year ago.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 05:34:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Matt Duchene
2Tyson Jost
3J.T. Compher
4Alexander Kerfoot
5Carl Soderberg
LW1Gabriel Landeskog
2Sven Andrighetto
3Colin Wilson
4Matt Nieto
5A.J. Greer
RW1Nathan MacKinnon
2Mikko Rantanen
3Nail Yakupov
4Blake Comeau
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Nikita Zadorov
4Mark Barberio
5Patrik Nemeth
6Chris Bigras
7Anton Lindholm
8Andrei Mironov
9Sergei Boikov
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Jonathan Bernier