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Colorado Avalanche prospect #2 — D Chris Bigras

Sep 22, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Anaheim Ducks left wing Brad Winchester (55) shoots and scores past Colorado Avalanche goalie Calvin Pickard (31) as defenseman Chris Bigras (57) in the first period at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Bigras is, despite just coming out of the OHL, one of the D-prospects closest to the NHL right now. He had an absolutely outstanding year with the Owen Sound Attack, recording 20 goals and 51 assists in just 62 games. In seven games with the Lake Erie Monsters in the AHL, Bigras added another four assists.

A fully developed version of Bigras is exactly what the Colorado Avalanche need as Erik Johnson’s partner right now. The problem is that Bigras is not fully developed and he will therefore likely not get anywhere near being Johnson’s partner in the close future. However, he will pick up a leadership role with the Rampage in the AHL and has good chances to see a fair bit of time in the NHL in the upcoming season already.

NHL-ready: 2016-17

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