The American Hockey League (AHL) Worcester Sharks have signed former Vernon Vipers defenceman Kyle Bigos.
Bigos spent last season with three different teams (San Francisco, Ontario & Worcester). Bigos signed his first semi-pro contract with the Worcester Sharks on July, 16th 2013.
Bigos attended the San Jose Sharks Training Camp last season before being released back to Worcester where he was then assigned to the East Coast Hockey League San Francisco Bulls on October, 1st 2013. In 40 games with the Bulls Bigos collected (2-goals-4-assists-6-points) before the team ceased operations in late January. Bigos become an unrestricted free agent signed with East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Ontario Reign playing in 19 games collected (1-goal-4-assists-5-points). Bigos was called up to the AHL played in five games with the Worcester Sharks registered one assist before being sent back down to the ECHL.
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 the last three years. The Edmonton Oilers traded Bigos to San Jose for Lee Moffie on July 7th 2013.
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This is was in the Gazette Newspaper:
Sharks announce schedule, which opens on road
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Bill Ballou TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF
WORCESTER — The American Hockey League schedule is out, and for the 20th time in the last 21 years, it includes games here. The IceCats played 11 AHL seasons. This will be the ninth for the Sharks, and as of yet, no guarantees are in place that there will be more.
What is guaranteed is that Worcester has a new assistant coach in Ryan Mougenel, a returning head coach in record-setter Roy Sommer, and has missed the playoffs in each of the past four seasons.
The Sharks open their 76-game schedule on the road, as they have for all nine of their seasons, on Oct. 11. They will play in Binghamton, marking the first time Worcester has opened against the Senators. However, the Sharks have opened outside of New England before — in 2009-10 in Adirondack and two years ago in Norfolk.
Worcester's first home game will be on Oct. 18 against the Providence Bruins.
As the league has released the regular-season schedule, the Sharks announced their preseason schedule as well. It is brief, as is traditional, and includes games against the Hartford Wolf Pack, as is traditional. Both will be in Connecticut — Oct. 2 at Quinnipiac in Hamden and Oct. 4 at Trinity College in Hartford. Both are 7 p.m. starts
Worcester opens its training camp Sept. 30 at the New England Sports Center in Marlboro.
"I like it," Sommer said of the schedule. He is back in town after spending some time at his Montana retreat and will be headed for San Jose in not too long. "I like the way the road trips are laid out, and I like that we have five or six games in October. Usually, it's more like two."
Eight of Worcester's first 11 games will be on home ice.
The AHL has undergone a couple of offseason franchise shifts, but neither of them will really have a major effect on the Sharks. Adirondack lost the Phantoms to Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania, a move that had been in the works ever since the team moved north from Philadelphia.
Glens Falls, however, replaced the Phantoms with the relocated Abbotsford Heat. Worcester will play Lehigh Valley four times but does not play the new Adirondack team.
Opening night in Binghamton will be the Sharks' only visit of the regular season there as the Senators are one of the three teams Worcester plays just twice. Syracuse and Wilkes-Barre are the others. In all, the Sharks play 14 of a possible 29 opponents.
As usual, and as Worcester likes in terms of the financial side of things, it plays Providence 12 times.
All six P-Bruins games at the DCU Center will be played on Saturday nights.
The Sharks also play Manchester 12 times, home-and-home. They play St. John's and Portland eight times each, with the four games in Maine scheduled to be played in Portland this season rather than in Lewiston.
Worcester has signed several players to AHL contracts in recent weeks after getting Jimmy Bonneau's name on the dotted line earlier this summer.
The newcomers list includes two players who had brief stints here last year — defensemen Kyle Bigos and Nick Jones, with Bigos going plus-5 in five games. Worcester has also signed forward Jeremy Langlois, who was with four pro teams last year including Springfield and Bridgeport in the AHL; forward Evan Trupp, a pro for three years, most of them in the ECHL; and defenseman Gus Young out of Yale, whose next pro game will be his first.
Sommer is taking a wait-and-see attitude towards the league's new overtime format, which extends overtime to seven minutes, the last three or so being three-on-three. The shootout is down to three players a side.
"It will be interesting," he said. "The three-on-three might be wild. We might go with two forwards and a defenseman, or maybe even three forwards."
The Sharks were the league's best shootout team last season. They can start practicing their new OT skills at the end of next month, and start trying them out for real on Oct. 11 in Binghamton.
This is posted on the Sharks website:
Worcester Sharks announce several player signings for the 2014-15 season
September 8, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Two forwards and three defensemen join Worcester for the 2014-15 season
WORCESTER, MA – Worcester Sharks (@WorcesterSharks) General Manager Joe Will has announced
the signings of several players for the 2014-15 season. Per club policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
The Worcester Sharks have inked forwards Jeremy Langlois and Evan Trupp, along with defensemen Kyle Bigos, Nick Jones, and Gus Young to AHL deals for the 2014-15 season.
Forward Jeremy Langlois, 24, enters his second professional season after recording 60pts (19-41-60) in 55 games with Evansville (ECHL) and Stockton (ECHL) last season. Langlois also appeared in 12 AHL games with Springfield and Bridgeport (2-2-4) during the 2013-14 season. The 6-0, 175lbs native of Tempe, AZ recorded 100pts (56-44-100) over four years and 156 games with Quinnipiac University and was part of the Bobcats run to the National Championship Game in 2013.
Forward Evan Trupp, 26, enters his fourth professional season after recording 50pts (17-33-50) in 51 games with the Kelly Cup Champion Alaska Aces (ECHL) last season. Trupp also appeared in 17 games with the Abbotsford Heat (1-6-7) in 2013-14. The 5-10, 160lbs native of Anchorage, AK has recorded 119pts (36-83-119) in 166 games in the ECHL with Cincinnati, Bakersfield, and Alaska after spending four years at the University of North Dakota.
Defenseman Kyle Bigos, 25, enters his second professional season with the Worcester Sharks. Last season, Bigos played five games (0-1-1) for Worcester, 40 games (2-6-8) with the San Francisco Bulls (ECHL), and 19 games (1-4-5) with the Ontario Reign (ECHL). The 6-5, 230lb native of Upland, CA recorded 47pts (14-33-47) and 457 penalty minutes over four years and 133 games with Merrimack College.
Defenseman Nick Jones, 24, enters his first full professional season after recording 93pts (32-61-93) in 156 games with Mercyhurst College. The 6-2, 200lbs native of Cranberry, PA made his professional debut with Worcester at the end of last season and appeared in two games before playing four games (0-1-1) with the Ontario Reign in the ECHL playoffs.
Defenseman Gus Young, 23, enters his first professional season after recording 40pts (12-28-40) over four years and 110 games with Yale University. The 6-2, 200lb native of Dedham, MA was the captain at Yale University last season and was a part of the National Championship Team in 2013. Young was originally drafted by the Colorado Avalanche with the 184th pick overall in 2009.