In the pros: Bidwill back for another year with Colorado Eagles

Published: July 17, 2013, 1:52 pm, by Joe Paisley

colorado-college-arthur-bidwillFormer Colorado College defensemen Arthur Bidwill signed on for another season with the ECHL’s Colorado Eagles, the team announced Wednesday.

The 5-foot-10, 185-pound defenseman recorded 25 points (20 assists) in 69 games, finishing at a plus-10 for the Eagles last season as his ice time steadily increased. He added three assists in six playoff games.

“I had an incredible opportunity to play for a terrific staff, a great group of guys and in front of unbelievable fans,” Bidwill said. “It really made it a very easy decision to return.”

The Fontana, Wisc.native registered 37 penalty minutes and three assists in 51 games in four years at CC.  After graduation, he played in four playoff games with the Central Hockey League’s Allen Americans in 2012.

“Arthur Bidwill was arguably our most improved player of last season,” coach and general manager Chris Stewart said.  “He was steady, reliable and I felt that he was always up to the task, no matter the situation on the ice. This should be a big year in his development.”