Chris Bigras

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Chris Bigras
Born (1995-02-22) February 22, 1995 (age 20)
Orillia, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team Colorado Avalanche
NHL Draft 32nd overall, 2013
Colorado Avalanche
Playing career 2015–present

Christopher Bigras (born February 22, 1995) is a Canadian ice hockey defenceman. He is currently a prospect for the Colorado Avalanche in the National Hockey League (NHL). Bigras was selected by the Avalanche in the 2nd round (32nd overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He was born in Orillia, Ontario, but grew up in Elmvale, Ontario.

Playing career[edit]

Bigras first played midget hockey within the Barrie Colts before moving to play major junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League with the Owen Sound Attack. During the 2012–13 season he played with Team Canada to win gold medals at both the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and the 2013 IIHF World U18 Championships. He was rated as a top prospect eligible for the 2013 NHL Entry Draft before he was selected by the Avalanche.[1]

During his first training camp with the Avalanche, Bigras impressed immediately from the blueline and was signed to a three-year entry level contract with the Avalanche on September 17, 2013.[2] His performance was praised by head coach Patrick Roy and as a result, he was amongst the final cuts in being returned to the Attack of the OHL for the 2013–14 season.[3] Bigras was named as an Alternate captain and although failing to reproduce his previous season offensive numbers with a weaker Owen Sound squad, he was voted by the league's coaches as the OHL best defensive defenseman.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2011–12 Owen Sound Attack OHL 49 3 16 19 33 5 2 3 5 0
2012–13 Owen Sound Attack OHL 68 8 30 38 34 12 0 2 2 8
2013–14 Owen Sound Attack OHL 55 4 22 26 46 5 1 2 3 4
2014–15 Owen Sound Attack OHL 62 20 51 71 52 5 1 2 3 4
2014–15 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 7 0 4 4 2
AHL totals 7 0 4 4 2

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2012 Canada Ontario U17 3rd 6 1 1 2 2
2012 Canada IH18 1st 5 0 0 0 2
2013 Canada WJC18 1st 7 0 3 3 0
2014 Canada WJC 4th 7 0 0 0 0
Junior totals 25 1 4 5 4

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
OHL
First All-Star Team 2015 [5]
International
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Gold Medal 2012 [6]
IIHF World U18 Championship Gold Medal 2013 [7]

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