The Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) Edinburgh Capitals have signed former Vernon Vipers defenceman Kyle Bigos. The Capitals are a Scottish ice hockey club, playing in the UK-wide Elite Ice Hockey League based in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh Scotland.
Bigos played last season with the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Ontario Reign.
Bigos attended the San Jose Sharks Training camp last October before being released-assigned to the American Hockey League. Bigos started last season in the American Hockey League after signing with the AHL Worcester Sharks on September, 8th 2014 before being assigned to the Ontario Reign on October 12th 2014. The Reign assigned Bigos to Worcester on January 29th 2015. In three games last season with the Sharks Bigos had just one assist. Bigos returned to the Reign on February 20, 2015 after the Sharks assigned him back to the ECHL. In 43 games last season with the Reign Bigos has (1-goal-12-assists-13-points).
Bigos played two seasons in Vernon (2007-2009) collecting (10-goals-40-assists-50-points) in 166 regular season games with the Vipers. Bigos an assistant captain in his second and final season with the Vipers was drafted 99th overall by the NHL Edmonton Oilers in the 4th round of the 2009 NHL Draft. Bigos attended the Oilers Developement Camp two out of three years before being traded to the San Jose Sharks for Lee Moffie on July 7th 2013. Bigos never played a game in the NHL with the Oilers or Sharks.
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Capitals add size with Bigos
Saturday, 27 June 2015
Edinburgh Capitals have signed 6ft 5" 240lb defenceman Kyle Bigos. The fourth round Edmonton Oliers draft pick played for the Ontario Reign in the ECHL and the Worcester Sharks of the AHL.
Riley Emmerson said, "Adding Kyle as our 4th D signed is huge. He is a fantastic defence man that is going to be great for Edinburgh. He brings everything to our club size, strength, strong in the defensive zone, and a great first pass. He also adds a big shot from the point and even more character to our locker room. He's a man with a big, strong body who enjoys the physical side of the game, he hits hard and he finishes his checks. He's going to be a defensive force. From playing with and against Kyle I know he is going to make our club that much stronger.
Kyle Bigos said, "I am very excited for the opportunity to be apart of the Edinburgh Capitals. I look forward to joining my team mates later this summer and start our journey towards a championship."