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Chris Higgins

33-Year-Old Left Wing – Calgary Flames

2015-16 NHL Stats

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2016 NHL Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Despite once being a model of consistency, Higgins spent the past season between the NHL and AHL. A lack of foot speed, finish around the net, and past injuries forced the Canucks to send Higgins to AHL Utica, where he appeared in 22 games. He only finished the season in the...

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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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Chris Higgins Contract Information:

Signed a professional tryout agreement with the Flames in August of 2016.

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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
2013-14 30 ECHL ALA 18 5 10 15 10 18 1 0
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 33 3 1 4 -14 4 51 5.9 0 1 13:47 0 0 0 0:38 15 18
2015-16 32 AHL UTI 22 9 4 13 -1 8 2 3

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Chris Higgins – Playing Time Overview

2015-16 Time On Ice Stats

13:47

Average Time On Ice

On average, Chris Higgins was on the ice for 13:47.

0:38

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Chris Higgins was on the ice for 0:38 during power plays.

1:30

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Chris Higgins was on the ice for 1:30 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2014-15 15:47 1:50 1:52
2015-16 13:47 0:38 1:30

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Chris Higgins
Calculate Stats Over Any Time Period Just click on any two dates to see the totals.
Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 9 @MIN Did Not Play
Apr 7 VAN Did Not Play
Apr 5 LOS Did Not Play
Apr 2 @EDM Did Not Play
Mar 31 @LOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 16:13 0:00
Mar 30 @ANA Did Not Play
Mar 28 @ARI Did Not Play
Mar 26 CHI Did Not Play
Mar 24 @MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 13:32 0:00
Mar 21 @TOR Did Not Play
Mar 20 @MON Did Not Play
Mar 18 COL Did Not Play
Mar 16 WPG Did Not Play
Mar 14 STL Did Not Play
Mar 11 ARI Did Not Play
Mar 9 NAS Did Not Play
Mar 7 SAN Did Not Play
Mar 5 @PIT Did Not Play
Mar 3 @BUF Did Not Play
Mar 1 @BOS Did Not Play
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Feb 29 @PHI Did Not Play
Feb 27 OTT Did Not Play
Feb 25 NYI Did Not Play
Feb 23 @LOS Did Not Play
Feb 21 @ANA Did Not Play
Feb 19 VAN Did Not Play
Feb 17 MIN Did Not Play
Feb 15 ANA Did Not Play
Feb 12 @ARI Did Not Play
Feb 11 @SAN Did Not Play
Feb 9 TOR Did Not Play
Feb 6 @VAN Did Not Play
Feb 5 CLM Did Not Play
Feb 3 CAR Did Not Play
Jan 27 NAS Did Not Play
Jan 25 @DAL Did Not Play
Jan 24 @CAR Did Not Play
Jan 21 @CLM Did Not Play
Jan 19 @NJD Did Not Play
Jan 16 @EDM Did Not Play
Jan 13 FLA Did Not Play
Jan 11 SAN Did Not Play
Jan 7 ARI Did Not Play
Jan 5 TAM Did Not Play
Jan 2 @COL Did Not Play
Dec 31 LOS Did Not Play
Dec 29 ANA Did Not Play
Dec 27 EDM Did Not Play
Dec 22 WPG Did Not Play
Dec 20 @DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 14:36 0:42
Dec 19 @STL Did Not Play
Dec 17 @DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 13:10 1:48
Dec 15 @NAS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 16:48 0:00
Dec 12 NYR Did Not Play
Dec 10 BUF Did Not Play
Dec 8 SAN Did Not Play
Dec 4 BOS Did Not Play
Dec 1 DAL Did Not Play
Nov 28 @SAN Did Not Play
Nov 27 @ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 13:16 0:31
Nov 24 @ANA Did Not Play
Nov 20 CHI Did Not Play
Nov 17 NJD Did Not Play
Nov 15 @CHI Did Not Play
Nov 13 @WAS Did Not Play
Nov 12 @TAM 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 14:08 1:38
Nov 10 @FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 14:20 1:04
Nov 7 PIT 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 0 10:27 0:00
Nov 5 PHI Did Not Play
Nov 3 @COL Did Not Play
Oct 31 @EDM Did Not Play
Oct 30 MON Did Not Play
Oct 28 @OTT Did Not Play
Oct 26 @NYI Did Not Play
Oct 25 @NYR Did Not Play
Oct 23 DET Did Not Play
Oct 20 WAS Did Not Play
Oct 17 EDM Did Not Play
Oct 16 @WPG Did Not Play
Oct 13 STL Did Not Play
Oct 10 @VAN Did Not Play
Oct 7 VAN Did Not Play

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

Higgins cleared waivers Tuesday, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reports.

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Higgins has been waived by the Canucks in order to buy him out of his contract, Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province reports.

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Higgins is likely to get bought out by the Canucks, Matthew Sekeres of TSN 1040 reports.

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Higgins (lower body) is not in the lineup Saturday night against the visiting Oilers.

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Higgins (lower body) will not be in the lineup for Wednesday's game against Edmonton.

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Higgins (lower body) will not play in Monday's game against the Kings.

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Higgins suffered a lower-body injury in Friday's game against the Ducks and will not return.

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Higgins tallied a shorthanded goal on three shots in 13:42 of ice time during Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Sharks.

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Higgins was recalled back to the NHL on Saturday.

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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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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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2015-16

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 averaging 15:47 of ice time and 1:50 on the man advantage. The former 27-goal man has a terrific shot, but his inconsistency, combined with a lack of PIM and power-play production, has made him an unappealing fantasy player. While itís possible he plays on the second line at some point, itís more likely Higgins starts the season on the third line and is used mostly in a bottom-six role. He isnít as bad as his totals from last season suggest, but heís no longer the 20-goal, 50-point player he was with Montreal earlier in his career.

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 Vancouverís 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, Higginsí 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 werenít 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 wasnít a concern near the end of the regular season, as Higgins finished strong with 12 points in the final 18 games. Vancouver didnít 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 Canucksí second line, but even if he doesnít 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 Higginsí 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 heíll likely be deployed on the Canucksí 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.