The Avalanche have signed D Chris Bigras to a 3-year, entry level contract.

Bigras was selected with the 32nd (2nd Round) overall pick in this year's NHL Entry Draft. He led all Owen Sound defensemen with 38 points (8g/30a) while adding a +35 plus/minus rating in 68 games during the 2012-13 Ontario Hockey League season. The 6-foot-1, 186-pound defenseman ranked second on the team in plus/minus, was third in assists (tied) and fifth in points. He was rated by NHL Central Scouting as the sixth-best North American defenseman in its final rankings for the 2013 Draft.

Source: Cheryl Bradley 09/17/13, 2:52 pm EST

Chris Bigras's Jersey