The versatile Chris Bigras
January, 25, 2013
By Victoria Matiash | ESPN Insider
Claus Andersen/Getty ImagesOwen Sound defenseman Chris Bigras is quickly rising in the NHL prospect rankings.When hoping to draw the attention of NHL scouts, there can be a downside to being too well-rounded of a player -- particularly when it comes to blueliners. Logical or not, there's inarguably some benefit to standing out as a premium, puck-moving offensive defenseman or an imposing shutdown defender of the stay-at-home variety. Either type can be appropriately categorized with little confusion. But when a defensive player brings a little bit of everything to the table -- a jack-of-all-trades type, if you will -- it's more difficult to affix any one label. Which brings us to Chris Bigras of the Owen Sound Attack, who, in some sense, could be considered the ultimate renaissance man of NHL draft prospects.