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Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
203 lb (92 kg)
NHL Team Montreal Canadiens
Nationality American
Born June 2 1983 (1983-06-02) (age 26),
Smithtown, NY, USA
NHL Draft 14th overall, 2002
Montreal Canadiens
Pro Career 2005 – present


Christopher Higgins (born June 2, 1983) is an American player with the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected 14th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the first round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

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Playing career

Originally from Whitestone, New York, Higgins was an All-American at Yale University. Before attending Yale University Chris went to Avon Old Farms, a preparatory school in Avon, Connecticut. Higgins grew up as a Montreal Canadiens fan, his favorite players being Patrick Roy and Kirk Muller.

Montreal Canadiens

Higgins scored his first career goal on October 6, 2005, against New York Rangers goalie Kevin Weekes in front of friends and family attending the game at Madison Square Garden.

He was a runner-up for best offensive player during the first week of March, which was won by Carolina Hurricanes' Eric Staal.

On April 6, 2006, at 14:31 of the third period in a 5–3 win over the Boston Bruins, Higgins became the latest Habs rookie to score 20 or more goals in a season, following Saku Koivu (1995–96) and Michael Ryder (2003–04).

In the 2006–07 season he suffered an ankle injury (left high ankle sprain) that left him sidelined for six weeks.

Prior to the start of the 2007–08 season, Higgins was named alternate captain for the Montreal Canadiens. He was later replaced in that role, by Mike Komisarek during the 2008–09 season.

On November 11, 2008, Higgins got his first hat trick in a 4-0 win over the Ottawa Senators.

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts +/- PIM GP G A Pts +/- PIM
1999–00 Avon Old Farms USHS 27 19 20 39 - 10
2000–01 Avon Old Farms USHS 24 22 13 35 - 12
2001–02 Yale NCAA 27 14 17 31 - 32
2002–03 Yale NCAA 28 20 21 41 - 41
2003–04 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 67 21 27 48 -16 18 10 3 2 5 -7 0
2003–04 Montreal Canadiens NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
2004–05 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 76 28 23 51 +9 33 4 3 3 6 +2 4
2005–06 Montreal Canadiens NHL 80 23 15 38 -1 26 6 1 3 4 -3 0
2006–07 Montreal Canadiens NHL 61 22 16 38 -11 26
2007–08 Montreal Canadiens NHL 82 27 25 52 0 22 12 3 2 5 1 2
2008–09 Montreal Canadiens NHL 57 12 11 23 -1 22 4 2 0 2 -1 2
NHL totals 282 95 67 162 -13 96 22 6 5 11 -3 4

External links

  • Christopher Higgins's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
Montreal Canadiens first-round draft picks
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