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Canucks acquire Chris Higgins from the Florida Panthers

In exchange for defenceman Evan Oberg and a 2013 3rd round pick.

Monday, 28.02.2011 / 4:20 PM / News
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Canucks acquire Chris Higgins from the Florida Panthers

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Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have acquired left wing Chris Higgins from the Florida Panthers in exchange for defenceman Evan Oberg and a 2013 3rd round pick.

Higgins, 27, has appeared in 48 games for the Panthers this season, recording 23 points (11-12-23) and 10 penalty minutes. The 6’0”, 205-pound forward has played in 397 career games, collecting 191 points (103-88-191) and 138 penalty minutes with the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Calgary Flames and Florida Panthers. The Smithtown, New York native has made three post-season appearances, playing in 22 playoff games with Montreal and collecting 11 points (6-5-11) and four penalty minutes.

Higgins was selected 14th overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens.

Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1999-2000 Avon Old Farms-High-CT 27 19 20 39 10
2000-2001 Avon Old Farms-High-CT 24 22 14 36 29
2001-2002 Yale University Bulldogs-ECAC 27 14 17 31 32
2001-2002 United States-WJC-A 7 4 2 6 6
2002-2003 Yale University Bulldogs-ECAC 28 20 21 41 41
2002-2003 United States-WJC-A 7 3 3 6 4
2003-2004 Canadiens 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2003-2004 Hamilton Bulldogs-AHL 67 21 27 48 18
2004-2005 Hamilton Bulldogs-AHL 76 28 23 51 9 33 8 4 6
2005-2006 Canadiens 80 23 15 38 -1 26 7 3 3 148 15.5
2006-2007 Canadiens 61 22 16 38 -11 26 8 3 3 159 13.8
2007-2008 Canadiens 82 27 25 52 0 22 12 0 5 241 11.2
2008-2009 Canadiens 57 12 11 23 -1 22 2 2 1 151 7.9
2008-2009 United States-WC-A 6 1 0 1 2
2009-2010 Rangers 55 6 8 14 -9 32 0 0 1 137 4.4
2009-2010 Flames 12 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 28 7.1
2010-2011 Panthers 48 11 12 23 5 10 0 0 0 126 8.7
NHL Totals 397 103 88 191 -17 138 29 8 13 990 10.4
Career Playoff Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2003-2004 Hamilton Bulldogs-AHL 10 3 2 5 0 0 0.0
2004-2005 Hamilton Bulldogs-AHL 4 3 3 6 2 4 0 0 0
2005-2006 Canadiens 6 1 3 4 -3 0 0 0 0 7 14.3
2007-2008 Canadiens 12 3 2 5 1 2 0 0 0 34 8.8
2008-2009 Canadiens 4 2 0 2 -1 2 0 0 0 8 25.0
NHL Totals 22 6 5 11 -3 4 0 0 0 49 12.2