The Avalanche opted for defense with there second round pick with the selection of Chris Bigras from the Owen Sound Attack. The 6'0", 186 lbs, defender racked up eight goals and 30 assists in 68 games.
Chris is a steady, dependable and reliable defenceman. Excellent poise under pressure and he makes the right play regardless of the challenge. Not flashy but incredibly effective.
The Hockey Writers said:
Chris Bigras takes very little risks with the puck. That may be the reason he’s so highly regarded in this year’s stock of defensemen. He has a knack for knowing when to hold onto the puck and make a play himself, or dish the puck to a teammate and relieve pressure. A cerebral defenseman, Bigras has shown all season why he deserves to be so highly ranked.
Source: The Hockey Writers