Bigos makes his return to the ice with the Mallards after last playing early last season for the Idaho Steelheads. He skated in a pair of games for Idaho last October after spending the 2015-16 campaign in the United Kingdom with the Edinburgh Capitals of the Elite Ice Hockey League. Bigos scored five goals and added 15 assists for 20 points in 44 games with Edinburgh. He also finished fifth in the EIHL in penalty minutes (157).
Bigos, who was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the fourth round of the 2009 National Hockey League Entry Draft with the ninety-ninth overall pick, has recorded nine goals, 39 assists and 48 points along with 365 minutes in penalties in 156 career regular season games. He has played eight of those games in the American Hockey League.
Before his Scottish excursion, Bigos skated in the ECHL for the bulk of his first two professional seasons. He broke into the ECHL in 2013-14 with the San Francisco Bulls and joined the Ontario Reign later that season after the Bulls ceased operations. Between the two clubs, he totaled three goals, ten assists, 13 points and 110 penalty minutes in 59 games. Bigos’ rookie campaign also saw him play five AHL games- during which he picked up one assist- for the Worcester Sharks.
Bigos returned to Ontario for the 2014-15 season and helped the Reign reach the Western Conference finals. He scored once and notched a dozen assists for thirteen points while spending 93 minutes in the penalty box in 43 games. Bigos also played three more games for Worcester and registered another AHL assist.
Before turning pro, Bigos piled up 14 goals, 33 assists and 47 points to go with 457 penalty minutes in 133 games over four seasons at Merrimack College. As a sophomore in 2011, Bigos not only helped propel the Warriors to their first NCAA tournament berth in 23 years but also scored Merrimack’s first tournament goal in better than two decades. Bigos was named to the Hockey East All-Academic team as a sophomore and would go on to serve as an assistant captain as a senior.
Bigos also enjoyed success in junior hockey. He capped off his two-year tour with the Vernon Vipers by winning the British Columbia Hockey League’s Fred Page Cup title in 2009.