Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Gabriel and Bigras return to Owen Sound

Press Release

The Owen Sound Attack is announcing that forward Kurtis Gabriel and defenseman Chris Bigras have been sent back to the Owen Sound Attack from the Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche.

Gabriel, 20 was attending the Minnesota Wild training camp after being a 3rd Round draft choice of the NHL Club earlier this summer. Because Gabriel is an overage player in the OHL, there was the option for the Wild to assign him to their American Hockey League affiliate in Iowa; however Gabriel will return to Owen Sound for his final Junior season.

Bigras, 18 was a 2nd Round pick of the Colorado Avalanche this past summer and earned an NHL Contract and an extended pre-season stay with the Avalanche because of his superior play in training camp.

Both players are expected to be in town for practice on Wednesday.

Gabriel’s return now gives the Attack four overage players as he joins forward Cameron Brace, Kyle Hope and defenseman Brayden Rose in that category.

 (Nathan can be reached at nathanfournier@mainehockeyjournal.com)

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