February 22, 1995 |
Orillia, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
|NHL team||Colorado Avalanche|
|NHL Draft||32nd overall, 2013
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.
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.
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. 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. 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.
Regular season and playoffs
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
|First All-Star Team||2015|||
|Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Gold Medal||2012|||
|IIHF World U18 Championship Gold Medal||2013|||
- "Bigras drawing attention for 2013 draft". USA Today. 2013-06-21. Retrieved 2013-06-21.
- "Avalanche signs Chris Bigras". Colorado Avalanche. 2013-09-17. Retrieved 2013-09-17.
- "Avs send Chris Bigras to junior". The Score. 2013-09-26. Retrieved 2013-09-26.
- "Chris Bigras unlikely to play with team next season". Denver Post. 2014-03-27. Retrieved 2014-03-27.
- "OHL annoucnes 2014-15 All-Star Teams". Ontario Hockey League. 2015-05-20. Retrieved 2015-05-20.
- "22 CHL players win 2012 Ivan Hlinka Gold". Canadian Hockey League. 2012-09-21. Retrieved 2012-09-21.
- "Canada's National Men's Under-18 Team wins gold medal at 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship". Hockey Canada. 2013-03-02. Retrieved 2013-03-02.
- Chris Bigras's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Chris Bigras's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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