Big accomplishment for Chris Bigras, the Avs’ second-round pick in this year’s draft. He has made the Canadian World Junior team.

Canada, coached by Brent Sutter, has to make only one more cut, but it will be a forward. The defense is set.

Now you know why the Avs thought at the time that they got a steal in Bigras with that second-round pick. He’s going to be fixture with the Avs for years, probably starting next season.