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Canucks sign left wing Chris Higgins

Sunday, 03.07.2011 / 5:05 PM / News
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Canucks sign left wing Chris Higgins

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Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have signed left wing Chris Higgins.

Higgins, 28, split the 2010.11 season with Canucks and Florida Panthers, collecting a total of 28 points (13-15-28) in 62 games played. In the 2011 playoffs, Higgins recorded eight points (4-4-8) in 25 games played and tied a franchise record for most game-winning goals in a playoff year (3).

The Smithtown, New York native has appeared in 411 career games, recording 196 points (105-91-196) over the span of seven NHL seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Calgary Flames, Panthers and Canucks.

The 6’0”, 205 pound left winger was originally 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
2010-2011 Canucks 14 2 3 5 0 6 1 0 0 34 5.9
NHL Totals 411 105 91 196 -17 144 30 8 13 1,024 10.3
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
2010-2011 Canucks 25 4 4 8 1 2 1 0 3 49 8.2
NHL Totals 47 10 9 19 -2 6 1 0 3 98 10.2