Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Sharks Reassign Former Vipers Defenceman Bigos To East Coast Hockey League:

The American Hockey League (AHL) Worcester Sharks have reassigned former Vernon Vipers defenceman Kyle Bigos the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Ontario Reign.

Bigos attended the San Jose Sharks Training camp in October before being released-assigned to the American Hockey League. Bigos started the season in Worcester after signing with the Worcester Sharks on September, 8th 2014 before being assigned to Ontario on October 12th 2014.  The Reign assigned Bigos to Worcester on January 29th 2015.  In three games this season with the Sharks Bigos had just one assist.  In 43 games this season with the Reign Bigos has (1-goal-12-assists-13-points).

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 year 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.

Kyle Bigos's Player Profile:

This is posted on the Reign website:

Bigos Returns to Reign

February 20, 2015


Contact: Jesse Liebman, Ontario Reign Media Relations

Blueliner back in Ontario after AHL stint

ONTARIO, Calif. – The Ontario Reign, four-time ECHL Pacific Division Champions and proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s 2014 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings and Winnipeg Jets, have announced that defenseman Kyle Bigos has been reassigned to the club from the Worcester Sharks of the American Hockey League.

Bigos, 25, appeared in three games with the Sharks during his call-up, posting one assist. In 30 games with the Reign this season, the Upland, Calif. native has posted 10 points (1g-9a) and 67 penalty minutes.

Reign Drops:

The Reign are back in action at home on Friday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. when they take on the Colorado Eagles. The first 5,000 fans that enter Citizens Business Arena will receive a free auto sun shade giveaway, compliments of Smart Solar Power. This game is also a New York Grill Fan Friday. The New York Grill, located at 950 Ontario Mills Drive, invites all Reign fans to come before and/or after all Friday night games. They will stay open late on Friday game nights and provide special "Reign" promotions.

The Reign host the Eagles again on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. for Law Enforcement Night. All Law Enforcement in Southern California are invited to come out to watch the Reign take on the Colorado Eagles at the Citizens Business Bank Arena.

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