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Canucks re-sign forward Chris Higgins

Tuesday, 02.04.2013 / 3:09 PM / News
Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Michael D. Gillis announced today that the Canucks have re-signed left wing Chris Higgins to a four-year deal.

Higgins, 29, has registered 14 points (9-5-14) and 10 penalty minutes in 35 games with the Canucks this season. In 120 games with Vancouver, the Smithtown, NY, native has collected 62 points (29-33-62) and 32 penalty minutes.

Higgins has appeared in 517 career games, recording 253 points (132-121-253) over the span of nine NHL seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Calgary Flames, Florida Panthers and Canucks.

The 6’0”, 193 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
2011-2012 Canucks 71 18 25 43 11 16 1 1 4 165 10.9
2012-2013 Canucks 35 9 5 14 -5 10 0 0 1 54 16.7
NHL Totals 517 132 121 253 -11 170 31 9 18 1,243 10.6
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
2011-2012 Canucks 5 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 0 11 0.0
NHL Totals 52 10 9 19 -5 8 1 0 3 109 9.2