Steelheads add defenseman Bigos

Boise, Idaho – The Idaho Steelheads have agreed to terms with defenseman Kyle Bigos on a contract for the 2016-17 season.

The Steelheads are the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Dallas Stars and the American Hockey League’s Texas Stars.

Bigos, 27, returns to North America after playing in the United Kingdom’s Elite Ice Hockey League during the 2015-16 season, registering 23 points (6g-17a) and 189 penalty minutes in 51 games with the Edinburgh Capitals.

A fourth-round selection (99th overall) of the Edmonton Oilers in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Bigos has played a total of 161 professional games in the ECHL, EIHL, and the American Hockey League, collecting 397 penalty minutes.

Prior to playing in Europe, the Upland, Calif. native split time between the ECHL and the AHL from 2013-15. He played in eight games for AHL Worcester, collecting two assists, and played 102 games with the San Francisco Bulls and the Ontario Reign. He has registered 26 points (4g-22a) and 203 penalty minutes in the ECHL.