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Chris Higgins

32-Year-Old Left Wing – Vancouver Canucks

2015-16 NHL Stats

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2015-16 NHL Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

After posting a 17-goal, 39-point season in 2013-14, Higgins took a step backwards with his offensive production in 2014-15. While he went plus-8 after posting a minus-14 rating the year prior, Higgins managed just 12 goals and five power-play points in 2014-15 despite avera...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 205   DOB: 6/2/1983   BORN: Smithtown, New York   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #14 Overall in 2002   Show ContractHide Contract

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Higgins signed a four-year contract extension in April of 2013.

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Higgins is on his way to AHL Utica after clearing waivers Wednesday, Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province reports.

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Chris Higgins NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 22 80 23 15 38 -1 26 148 15.5 3 3 7 0 7
2006-07 23 61 22 16 38 -11 26 159 13.8 3 3 8 0 8
2007-08 24 82 27 25 52 0 22 241 11.2 5 0 12 0 12
2008-09 25 57 12 11 23 -1 22 151 7.9 1 2 17:00 2 2 4 2:09 79 39
2009-10 26 67 8 9 17 -9 32 165 4.8 1 0 17:33 0 0 0 1:35 130 45
2010-11 27 NHL FLA 48 11 12 23 5 10 126 8.7 0 0 16:39 0 0 0 1:26 62 31
2010-11 27 NHL VAN 14 2 3 5 0 6 34 5.9 0 0 15:07 1 0 1 4:39 18 5
2011-12 28 NHL VAN 71 18 25 43 11 16 165 10.9 4 1 16:19 1 7 8 1:53 61 29
2012-13 29 NHL VAN 41 10 5 15 -4 10 77 13.0 1 0 16:25 0 0 0 0:49 46 22
2013-14 30 NHL VAN 78 17 22 39 -14 30 216 7.9 4 0 19:10 2 1 3 1:39 98 45
2014-15 31 NHL VAN 77 12 24 36 8 16 171 7.0 1 0 15:47 3 2 5 1:50 73 34
2015-16 32 NHL VAN 25 2 1 3 -12 4 39 5.1 0 0 14:03 0 0 0 0:45 14 15
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Time On Ice Stats

14:03

Average Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Chris Higgins was on the ice for 14:03.

0:45

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Chris Higgins was on the ice for 0:45 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2013-14 19:10 1:39
2014-15 15:47 1:50
2015-16 14:03 0:45

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Chris Higgins
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
2016-2Feb 6 CGY Did Not Play
2016-2Feb 4 CLM Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 26 NAS Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 23 @PIT Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 21 @BOS Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 19 @NYR Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 17 @NYI Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 15 @CAR Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 14 @WAS Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 11 FLA Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 9 TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 11:16 0:00
2016-1Jan 6 CAR Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 4 ARI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 15:29 0:00
2016-1Jan 1 ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 18:05 1:57
2015-12Dec 28 LOS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 12:33 0:00
2015-12Dec 26 EDM Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 22 @TAM Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 20 @FLA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 14:36 0:42
2015-12Dec 18 @DET 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 13:28 0:26
2015-12Dec 17 @PHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 13:10 1:48
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2015-12Dec 15 @MIN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 16:48 0:00
2015-12Dec 13 @CHI 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 15:51 2:03
2015-12Dec 9 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 13:25 1:11
2015-12Dec 7 BUF 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 14:52 2:38
2015-12Dec 5 BOS 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 16:34 2:22
2015-12Dec 3 DAL Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 1 @LOS Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 30 @ANA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 15:51 0:02
2015-11Nov 27 @DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 13:16 0:31
2015-11Nov 25 @MIN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 15:08 0:00
2015-11Nov 22 NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 10:43 0:00
2015-11Nov 21 CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 15:39 1:00
2015-11Nov 18 @WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 13:03 0:04
2015-11Nov 16 @MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 16:19 0:04
2015-11Nov 14 @TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 13:06 0:00
2015-11Nov 12 @OTT 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 14:08 1:38
2015-11Nov 10 @CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 14:20 1:04
2015-11Nov 8 @NJD 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 13:21 0:50
2015-11Nov 7 @BUF 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 0 10:27 0:00
2015-11Nov 4 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 9:58 0:14
2015-11Nov 2 PHI Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 30 @ARI Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 29 @DAL Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 27 MON Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 24 DET Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 22 WAS Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 18 EDM Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 16 STL Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 13 @LOS Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 12 @ANA Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 10 CGY Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 7 @CGY Did Not Play

Chris Higgins: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Higgins will be placed on waivers Tuesday, John Shannon of Sportsnet reports.

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Higgins is no longer with the Canucks and won't play as the team explores options to trade him, Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province reports.

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Higgins (undisclosed) will return to the lineup Monday against Los Angeles.

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Higgins (undisclosed) is on track to return to action Monday against the Kings, Iain MacIntyre of the Vancouver Sun reports.

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Higgins (undisclosed) will not play Saturday against the Oilers, Steve Ewen of The Province reports.

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Higgins (undisclosed) will miss Tuesday's game against the Lightning.

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Higgins (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision Tuesday against the Lightning, Jon Abbott of TSN 1040 reports.

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Higgins (undisclosed) feels ready to return to action Saturday against the Bruins.

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Higgins (undisclosed) will miss Thursday's game against the Stars.

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Higgins will not be in the lineup Tuesday night against the Kings, Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun reports. The winger may still be feeling the effects of a punishing hit from Ducks forward Nick Ritchie on Monday night.

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Higgins (foot) will make his season debut Wednesday against the Penguins, Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun reports.

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Higgins expects to return to action Wednesday against the Penguins, Sportsnet's Irfaan Gaffar reports.

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2015-16

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2014-15

Higgins managed to be a decent fantasy contributor in 2013-2014, netting 17 goals and 39 points in 78 games. Not known for putting up spectacular numbers, Higgins was able to remain somewhat consistent in a disappointing season that saw the Canucks miss the playoffs for the first time in six years. Although Higgins posted a career-low minus-14 rating, he recorded a relevant 219 shots on goal and came through in the clutch with four game-winning goals. He has never surpassed 52 points in a season and with the departure of former linemate Ryan Kesler, he'll likely have a hard time improving too much on his totals from last season. He will likely start next season on Vancouver’s second or third line, with a 15 to 20-goal season being a realistic possibility.

2013-14

After a bounce-back campaign in 2011-12, Higgins’ production dipped again last season, as he finished with just 15 points (10 goals, five assists) and a minus-4 rating in 41 games. He dealt with a knee injury late in the season and during the playoffs, but the veteran winger was able to play through the issue and should be healthy heading into camp. Higgins will likely bounce between the second and third lines at the start of the season, but he needs to produce immediately or he will quickly find himself locked into the bottom six, particularly if the Canucks decide to turn to one of their youngsters. Buyer beware.

2012-13

Higgins put together one of his best seasons as a pro in 2011-12, finishing with 43 points (18 G, 25 A) and a career-high plus-11 rating. If it weren’t for mysterious hand and foot infections that limited him to 71 games, Higgins might have challenged his personal best scoring mark of 52 points set back in 2007-2008. The infection wasn’t a concern near the end of the regular season, as Higgins finished strong with 12 points in the final 18 games. Vancouver didn’t bring in any help for their top two lines, so Higgins could get a long look with American teammates Ryan Kesler and David Booth on the Canucks’ second line, but even if he doesn’t stick in the top six, he should be a lock for third-line duty.

2011-12

The Canucks acquired Higgins at the trade deadline last season, but he finished with just five points (2 G, 3 A) in 14 games with his new squad. Still, he must have impressed team brass, as Higgins’ ended up with a two-year contract extension this summer. The 28-year-old winger has shown the ability to pot 20-plus goal seasons, though he’ll likely be deployed on the Canucks’ third or fourth line, limiting his ability to rack up tons of points.

2010-11

Higgins signed a one-year deal with the Panthers in the offseason. If he can shake off the injury bug, then we like his chances of putting up close to 35 points, with 20 goals thrown into the mix. Right wing Nathan Horton had spent the last five seasons accounting for much of the offense in Florida, but he's moved on to the Bruins, leaving the door wide open for players like Higgins to take the reins.

2009-10

Higgins was mediocre last season, but the Rangers are hoping that he breaks and this season to become a star for their team. It seems that Higgins is a longshot to be the stud the Rangers are hoping for, but they're going to give him a ton of ice time and put him in a position to succeed. His numbers should jump a bit from last year.

2008-09

Higgins finished with a career-high 27 goals and 53 points in 2007-08. However, he was very streaky and his usual placid self (22 PIMs). Higgins' saving grace, now that he's technically the third-best left wing on the team with the offseason addition of Alex Tanguay, is a positional switch to right wing by Tanguay. This has occured and the season will start with Higgins alongside Saku Koivu at center and Tanguay at right wing. Suddenly, thanks to Tanguay's selflessness, Higgins is primed for another solid season. If this line sticks Higgins will be playing with two very gifted passers and for a shooter and go-to-the-net guy like Higgins, that could mean new career-highs once again in goals and points.

2007-08

Higgins played most of last season with a broken clavicle (shoulder). That's the kind of grit he's made of. Higgins is fully healthy now and poised for a big year on the first line. Higgins should also see significant power-play minutes and usually does the corner work and goes to the net for rebounds and also screens the enemy goalie. He's a viable sleeper in deeper leagues but we'd like to see him play nastier as he's amassed just 52 PIMs in 143 career games.

2006-07

Higgins has truly made it in the NHL. And what a pronounced leap it was. Higgins only became a regular last season after playing in the AHL for his first few years. He's now a matured more confident player. His ascension to the first line was one of the better stories for the team last year. It was as surprising as it was successful. He bagged 23 goals and 13 assists in 80 games. Higgins works well with Koivu and Ryder. Higgins digs it out to Koivu and he sets up Ryder in the slot. Higgins goes to the net hard looking for a rebound and Bob's your Uncle (and Higgins bags 20-24 goals and 40 points).

2005-06

Chris Higgins has been touted as a tremendous two-way player, someone that can be trusted in all situations during a game. The former first round pick is looking to make the team and has a great chance because he can do so many things. A little undersized, Higgins uses his smarts and his feistiness to get by. He could pot 15 goals if he sticks with the team.