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Chris Bigras | Defenseman

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (19) / 2/22/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 186
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Chris Bigras has been returned to OHL Owen Sound.
Bigras was taken with the 32nd overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He managed to impress Avalanche coach Patrck Roy with his work during training camp, but Colorado ultimately decided that Bigras would benefit from more seasoning at the junior level. Tue, Sep 24, 2013 04:06:00 PM

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Chris Bigras has drawn plenty of praise at training camp and he hopes to parlay that into a roster spot for the start of the 2013-14 season.

"My goal is to stay here, but I know I can only control what I do on the ice and not what happens off it," said the 18-year-old defenseman. "I haven't really proven anything yet." Coach Patrck Roy singled Bigras out as the players who impressed him the most on first day of camp last week and in his first exhibition game he logged nearly 23 minutes of ice time alongside Erik Johnson. Colorado was thrilled to take Bigras with the 32nd overall pick in the 2013 draft and he's already showing plenty of potential. The Avs are fairly thin on the back end so they could use him, but they also don't want to rush him into the spotlight too soon.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 09:15:00 AM

The Colorado Avalanche have signed Chris Bigras to an entry-level contract.

Bigras was taken in the second round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He had eight goals and 38 points in 68 games in 2012-13 with the OHL Owen Sound Attack.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 05:43:00 PM

Chris Bigras is a long shot to make the Colorado Avalanche this season.

That being said, Bigras doesn't think it's a foregone conclusion that he'll be unable to make the team's opening game roster. "I'm not exactly sure. Just going keep working hard, learn some things from this camp, and go back home and continue working out," he said. "If I go back (to Owen Sound) I'll probably have more of a leadership role, try to show the young guys a few things, so it will be fun if I end up back there as well." Bigras had eight goals and 38 points in 68 games with the OHL Owen Sound Attack in 2012-13.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Jul 12, 2013 08:21:00 AM

The Colorado Avalanche selected defenseman Chris Bigras with the 32nd pick of the 2013 NHL Draft.

Chris Bigras is a well-rounded, two-way defenseman who can play in every situation. His intelligence and ability to process the game are both impressive. Bigras needs to bulk up and improve his shot. With Nathan MacKinnon selected first overall, Colorado is attempting to address its many systemic problems.
Sun, Jun 30, 2013 06:20:00 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Matt Duchene
2Nathan MacKinnon
3Daniel Briere
4John Mitchell
5Marc-Andre Cliche
6Joey Hishon
7Tomas Vincour
LW1Ryan O'Reilly
2Gabriel Landeskog
3Jamie McGinn
4Cody McLeod
RW1Jarome Iginla
2Alex Tanguay
3Jesse Winchester
4Patrick Bordeleau
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Jan Hejda
4Brad Stuart
5Stefan Elliott
6Nate Guenin
7Ryan Wilson
8Nick Holden
9Maxim Noreau
10Zach Redmond
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Reto Berra