|Assets:||Has tremendous quickness and two-way aplomb. Can be used in virtually any game situation. Is at his best going north-south and when killing penalties.|
|Flaws:||Is injury-prone. Lacks consistency in all aspects of the game. Doesn't win enough battles that allow his offensive tools to yield better results. Is streaky.|
|Career Potential:||Solid, streaky veteran forward, when healthy.|
|ECAC||Player of the Year||2002-03|
|ECAC||Rookie of the Year||2001-02|
|NCAA||East First All-American Team||2002-03|
|ECAC||First-Team All-Conference Team||2002-03|
|ECAC||Second-Team All-Conference Team||2001-02|
|1/13/2016||Assigned to the Utica Comets (AHL).|
|1/12/2016||Placed on waivers by the Vancouver Canucks.|
|12/28/2015||Missed 2 games (undisclosed).|
|12/22/2015||Undisclosed, injured reserve.|
|12/05/2015||Missed 2 games (undisclosed).|
|11/04/2015||Missed 12 games (foot injury).|
|10/06/2015||Foot injury, injured reserve.|
|3/13/2015||Missed 3 games (upper body injury).|
|3/07/2015||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|1/09/2015||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|4/13/2014||Missed the last 2 regular season games (flu).|
|2/06/2014||Missed 1 game (undisclosed).|
|1/07/2014||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|4/22/2013||Missed 6 games (lower body injury).|
|4/10/2013||Lower body injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|4/02/2013||Signed by the Vancouver Canucks to a four-year contract extension.|
|3/23/2013||Missed 1 game (back injury).|
|3/21/2013||Back injury, day-to-day.|
|2/15/2012||Missed 6 games (illness).|
|2/09/2012||Illness, injured reserve.|
|1/02/2012||Missed 3 games (hand injury).|
|12/28/2011||Hand injury, day-to-day.|
|12/10/2011||Missed 2 games (foot injury).|
|12/06/2011||Foot injury, day-to-day.|
|7/01/2011||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Vancouver Canucks to a two-year contract.|
|3/10/2011||Missed 6 games (hand injury).|
|2/28/2011||Acquired from the Florida Panthers.|
|2/27/2011||Hand injury, injured reserve.|
|1/25/2011||Missed 7 games (hamstring).|
|1/21/2011||Hamstring, injured reserve.|
|1/11/2011||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/15/2010||Missed 4 games (foot injury).|
|12/09/2010||Foot injury, injured reserve.|
|12/04/2010||Foot injury, day-to-day.|
|7/02/2010||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Florida Panthers to a one-year contract.|
|4/11/2010||Missed the last 14 regular season games (foot injury).|
|3/15/2010||Foot injury, day-to-day.|
|2/01/2010||Acquired from the New York Rangers.|
|11/01/2009||Missed 1 game (ankle injury).|
|10/30/2009||Ankle injury, day-to-day.|
|7/06/2009||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the New York Rangers.|
|6/30/2009||Acquired from the Montreal Canadiens.|
|6/29/2009||Montreal Canadiens tendered a qualifying offer.|
|1/27/2009||Missed 19 games (hand injury).|
|12/11/2008||Hand injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|10/25/2008||Missed 6 games (groin).|
|6/15/2007||Re-signed by the Montreal Canadiens to a two-year contract.|
|3/03/2007||Missed 2 games (virus).|
|2/24/2007||Missed 1 game (upper body injury).|
|2/21/2007||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/16/2006||Missed 18 games (ankle injury).|
|11/07/2006||Ankle injury, mid-December.|
|7/09/2006||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Montreal Canadiens to a one-year contract.|
|1/25/2006||Missed 2 games (groin).|
|9/20/2004||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|10/25/2003||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|5/22/2003||Signed by the Montreal Canadiens to a three-year contract.|
|2/28/2011||Florida Panthers traded Christopher Higgins to the Vancouver Canucks for Evan Oberg and a 3rd round selection in 2013.|
|7/02/2010||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Florida Panthers.|
|2/01/2010||Calgary Flames traded Olli Jokinen and Brando Prust to the New York Rangers for Ales Kotalik and Christopher Higgins.|
|6/30/2009||New York Rangers traded Scott Gomez, Tom Pyatt and Mike Busto to the Montreal Canadiens for Christopher Higgins, Ryan McDonagh, Doug Janik and Pavel Valentenko.|
|6/22/2002||Drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round (14th overall) in 2002.|
| 01/10/2016 3:33 PM
NewsHiggins is no longer with the Canucks, and won't play as the team explores options trading him, Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province reports.
| 12/28/2015 2:18 PM
NewsHiggins (undisclosed) will return to the lineup Monday against Los Angeles.
| 12/28/2015 9:22 AM
NewsHiggins (undisclosed) is on track to return to action Monday against the Kings, Iain MacIntyre of the Vancouver Sun reports.
| 12/26/2015 4:14 PM
NewsHiggins (undisclosed) will not play Saturday against the Oilers, Steve Ewen of The Province reports.
| 12/22/2015 7:26 PM
NewsHiggins (undisclosed) will miss Tuesday's game against the Lightning.
| 12/22/2015 2:23 PM
NewsHiggins (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision Tuesday against the Lightning, Jon Abbott of TSN 1040 reports.
| 12/04/2015 5:54 PM
NewsHiggins (undisclosed) feels ready to return to action Saturday against the Bruins.
| 12/03/2015 9:42 PM
NewsHiggins (undisclosed) will miss Thursday's game against the Stars.
| 12/01/2015 3:17 PM
NewsHiggins will not be in the lineup Tuesday night against the Kings, Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun reports. The winger may still be feeling the effects of a punishing hit from Ducks forward Nick Ritchie on Monday night.
| 11/04/2015 8:52 PM
NewsHiggins (foot) will make his season debut Wednesday against the Penguins, Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun reports.
| 11/03/2015 3:35 PM
NewsHiggins expects to return to action Wednesday against the Penguins, Sportsnet's Irfaan Gaffar reports.
| 10/20/2015 4:05 PM
NewsHiggins (foot) skated on his own Tuesday, Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun reports.
| 10/11/2015 3:27 PM
NewsHiggins is expected to miss four-to-six weeks.
| 09/22/2015 9:08 PM
NewsHiggins was diagnosed with a bone fracture in his foot and will be reevaluated in approximately three weeks.
| 09/22/2015 2:46 PM
NewsHiggins was seen donning a walking boot on his right foot on Tuesday, Sportsnet's Irfaan Gaffar reports.
Canucks winger Chris Higgins had a goal and an assist on Friday versus the Blue Jackets. | 11/28/2014 9:49 PM
NewsCanucks winger Chris Higgins had a goal and an assist on Friday versus the Blue Jackets.
ImpactHiggins also finished plus-two with three shots on net. He has five goals and 10 assists with a plus-11 rating through 23 games this season.
Canucks winger Chris Higgins scored the team's lone goal in Saturday's loss to the Kings. | 11/09/2014 9:57 AM
NewsCanucks winger Chris Higgins scored the team's lone goal in Saturday's loss to the Kings.
ImpactHe had three shots on goal and a +1 rating on the night. Higgins now has three goals and 10 points on the season, and is proving to be a capable fantasy player.
Canucks winger Chris Higgins had a goal and an assist in Thursday's game against the Blues. | 10/23/2014 10:40 PM
NewsCanucks winger Chris Higgins had a goal and an assist in Thursday's game against the Blues.
ImpactHiggins scored the first goal of the game 41 seconds into the first period. St. Louis tied the game in the second period, then Higgins assisted the go-ahead goal from Nick Bonino at the beginning of the third period. It proved to be the game-winner as Vancouver won, 4-1.
Christopher Higgins sits out with flu Satur. | 04/13/2014 9:48 AM
NewsChristopher Higgins missed Saturday's game with the flu.
ImpactHiggins could miss the finale on Sunday as well. Higgins has 17 goals and 39 points this season, one of only a few Canucks who played up to his level.
Chris Higgins notches two assists in loss | 03/14/2014 9:58 PM
NewsChris Higgins fed off the energy from scoring Wednesday night's shootout winner, notching two assists Vancouver's 4-3 loss to Washington on Friday evening.
ImpactThe 30 year old now has 38 points through 67 games this season. One of his assists helped set up new teammate Shawn Matthias for his first goal as a Canuck. His other assist allowed rookie teammate Nicklas Jensen to score his first NHL goal.
Higgins scores in loss | 03/11/2014 4:49 AM
NewsChristopher Higgins had a goal and an assist in the Canucks 7-4 loss to the Islanders Monday night.
ImpactHiggins scored a power play goal in the first period and he now has 17 goals with 19 assists in 65 games this season. Ryan Kesler, Henrik Sedin and Christopher Tanev also scored in the loss.
Christopher Higgins scores in losing effort | 02/06/2014 10:59 PM
NewsChris Higgins netted his 16th goal of the season in a 5-2 loss to the Canadiens on Thursday.
ImpactPlaying against his former team, Higgins buried a power-play goal early in the second period to cut the score to 2-1 at the time, though it was all downhill from there. Alexander Edler added his fifth goal of the season in the loss.
Christopher Higgins will return Thursday | 02/06/2014 3:53 PM
NewsChristopher Higgins will return to Vancouver's lineup Thursday.
ImpactHe's projected to play with Brad Richardson and Jannik Hansen against Montreal. Higgins has missed Tuesday's game because of an undisclosed ailment.
Christopher Higgins is out Tuesday | 02/04/2014 6:00 PM
NewsChristopher Higgins will miss Tuesday's game due to an undisclosed injury.
Dan Murphy on Twitter
ImpactHiggins was hurt during Monday's contest. He has 15 goals and 16 assists in 56 contests in 2013-14.
Higgins scores in loss | 01/30/2014 3:19 AM
NewsChristopher Higgins scored a goal in Vancouver's 5-2 loss to Chicago Wednesday evening.
ImpactHiggins scored 16 seconds into the game, but it wasn't enough for the Canucks. It was Higgins' third goal in his last four games and he now has 15 goals and 16 assists in 54 games this season. Tom Sestito scored the other goal for the Canucks.
Christopher Higgins takes over top line spot | 01/26/2014 10:39 AM
NewsChristopher Higgins is now on the first line with Ryan Kesler and Alex Burrows.
ImpactThe move occurred in practice on Saturday as Daniel Sedin was moved down to the second line. Higgins scored the lone goal on Thursday in a one goal loss to Nashville and has 13 goals and 27 points in 51 games.
Higgins scores in loss | 01/24/2014 3:11 AM
NewsChristopher Higgins scored a goal in Vancouver's 2-1 loss to Nashville Thursday evening.
ImpactHiggins opened the scoring midway through the second period, neatly tipping a shot that was headed with up and over Carter Hutton's glove on the short side for his first goal in seven games. He now has 13 goals and 14 assists in 51 games this season. Dale Weise and Christopher Tanev assisted the lone goal.
Higgins scores in loss | 01/08/2014 4:17 AM
NewsChristopher Higgins had a goal and an assist in Vancouver's 5-4 shootout loss to Pittsburgh Tuesday night.
ImpactHiggins now has 12 goals and 13 assists in 44 games this season. Zach Kassian also had a strong game with a goal and an assist, while defensemen Jason Garrison and Christopher Tanev also scored for the Canucks. It was Garrison's 100th career NHL point.
Christopher Higgins (flu) is back Tuesday | 01/07/2014 3:21 PM
NewsChristopher Higgins (flu) will return to Vancouver's lineup on Tuesday.
Jim Jamieson on Twitter
ImpactHiggins missed Sunday's contest due to the illness. He has 11 goals and 23 points in 43 games this season.
Christopher Higgins sits out with flu | 01/06/2014 8:44 AM
NewsChristopher Higgins sat out Sunday's game as he was suffering from the flu.
ImpactThe winger has only one assist in his last five games but does have 11 goals and 23 points in 43 games this season giving him some value in deep pools. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Christopher Higgins to get better pp time | 01/04/2014 9:10 AM
NewsChristopher Higgins will be the man in front of the net on the power play.
ImpactThe Canucks are 26th overall on the power play and have scored only 19 times with the man advantage this season. Coach John Tortorella was not happy when discussing the power play, or the lack of power in it, with his squad on Friday and moved Higgins to the first unit. "Can someone get in front of the net?" Tortorella screamed during Friday's practice. "That's the problem with our power play. We do all these nice passes and do F-all in the blue." We shall see if Higgins can help out the anemic Canucks power play as he will replace Daniel Sedin up front with Sedin moving to the point and Dan Hamhuis moving down to the second unit.
Chris Higgins scores lone Vancouver goal | 12/20/2013 12:49 AM
NewsChristopher Higgins scored the only Vancouver goal in Thursday's 4-1 loss to Dallas.
ImpactHiggins has now recorded 11 goals on the season and continues to direct a ton of shots on goal. Mike Santorelli and Kevin Bieksa drew assists on the marker.
Higgins assists two goals again | 12/10/2013 3:38 AM
NewsChristopher Higgins assisted two goals in Vancouver's 2-0 win over Carolina Monday night.
ImpactHiggins now has eight goals and 19 points in 33 games including a goal and five helpers in his last five. Defenseman Christopher Tanev scored early in the first period for the Canucks, while Jannik Hansen scored an empty-net goal in the victory.
Christopher Higgins has two assists Sunday | 12/09/2013 10:20 AM
NewsChristopher Higgins chipped in with two assists on Sunday.
ImpactHiggins is now playing on a line with Ryan Kesler and Mike Santorelli and the trio is really clicking. Higgins has eight goals and 17 points in 32 games including a goal and three helpers in his last four. He is worth looking at in deep pools.
Higgins scores in OT | 12/07/2013 2:07 AM
NewsChris Higgins scored on a 2-on-1 break with 1:19 left in overtime and the Canucks beat the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 at Rogers Arena on Friday night.
ImpactHiggins now has eight goals and seven assists in 31 games. Defenseman Jason Garrison and Henrik Sedin also scored for the Canucks, while Daniel Sedin registered two assists in the win.
Christopher Higgins a minus-two Saturday | 11/24/2013 9:45 AM
NewsChristopher Higgins was the only Vancouver Canuck to be a minus-two on Saturday.
ImpactThe Canucks dropped a 2-1 decision to Chicago as the Blackhawks scored twice in nine seconds to come away with the victory. Higgins has seven goals and 12 points in 25 games this season and could be used in deep fantasy pools.
Higgins scores in loss | 11/20/2013 4:41 AM
NewsChristopher Higgins scored a goal in Vancouver's 3-2 shootout loss to Florida Tuesday night.
ImpactHiggins now has seven goals and four assists in 23 games. Dan Hamhuis and Mike Santorelli assisted Higgins' goal, while Jannik Hansen also tallied for the Canucks.
Higgins leads Canucks to win Thursday | 11/08/2013 3:43 AM
NewsChristopher Higgins scored a goal and registered an assist in Vancouver's 4-2 win over San Jose Thursday evening.
ImpactHiggins now has six goals and four assists in 18 games. Mike Santorelli, Zach Kassian and Brad Richardson also scored for the Canucks, while defenseman Kevin Bieksa and Alexandre Burrows both added two helpers in the game.
Christopher Higgins scores in 4-0 victory | 11/02/2013 10:38 PM
NewsChristopher Higgins picked up a goal for the Canucks in their 4-0 win over the Leafs on Saturday night.
ImpactHiggins now has five goals and eight points on the season. He'll probably perform at just over a half-point-per-game pace this season and typically has a low shooting percentage, so he's not an overly valuable fantasy performer, but he's really turned himself into a very reliable player on the ice. Daniel Sedin also picked up a goal, his seventh of the season, while Dan Hamhuis and Zack Kassian (along with 10 penalty minutes) had the other goals. Alexander Edler had a game-high 12 shots on goal. Tom Sestito had 15 penalty minutes.
Chris Higgins scores in win over Sabres | 10/17/2013 10:11 PM
NewsChristopher Higgins scored the game-winning goal for the Canucks in a 3-0 win over Buffalo Thursday night.
ImpactThe goal was the second of the year for the second-liner and the Canucks also received contributions from Ryan Stanton and Brad Richardson. Mike Santorelli added two assists in the victory.
Chris Higgins requires MRI on his knee | 05/09/2013 5:01 PM
NewsChristopher Higgins will have an MRI on his right knee now that Vancouver's season is done.
Ben Kuzma on Twitter
ImpactHe strained it late in season and it's preventing him from playing for Team USA at the world championship. Higgins missed six games with a knee ailment, but he returned for the final three contests of the regular season and he played in the club's four postseason matches.
| 04/23/2013 2:27 AM
NewsChristopher Higgins returned to action on Monday April 22.
Christopher Higgins could return to lineup | 04/22/2013 10:37 AM
NewsChristopher Higgins could return to the lineup Monday after missing six games with a knee injury.
ImpactIf Higgins does draw back into the lineup, he'll line up on the third line with Jannik Hansen and Derek Roy. The Canucks will have lots of firepower heading into the playoffs if all hands on deck are healthy and should not be overlooked in playoff pools.
Chris Higgins (knee) resumes skating | 04/18/2013 5:16 PM
NewsChristopher Higgins (knee) has resume skating.
ImpactHe might be ready to play in the first round of the playoffs. He has been sidelined since April 8 with a knee injury, but it's starting to look like he won't play before the end of the regular season.
Chris Higgins may return in a couple of weeks | 04/11/2013 3:11 PM
NewsThe Canucks received some good news on Chris Higgins' knee injury and now it appears as though he could return before the end of the regular season.
ImpactDepending on how his rehab goes from a mild strain, he may be back in a couple of weeks.
Christopher Higgins out indefinitely with LBI | 04/09/2013 3:37 PM
NewsChristopher Higgins has a lower-body injury and is sidelined indefinitely.
Jim Jamieson on Twitter
ImpactHiggins recently signed a four-year extension with the Canucks despite minimal offensive production, which is a sign of how useful he is as a depth forward for Vancouver. His absence shouldn't affect your fantasy lineups, though.
Canucks sign Christopher Higgins to extension | 04/02/2013 3:30 PM
NewsVancouver Canucks sign Christopher Higgins to four-year contract extension.
Canucks on Twitter
ImpactThe deal is reportedly worth $2.5 million per season. While Higgins certainly isn't relevant to fantasy owners anymore, he is a solid depth piece for the Canucks. If he somehow ends up on the top line with the Sedins or with newly acquired Derek Roy, it's possible Higgins could merit some spot-start or deep league consideration.
Chris Higgins has two point night in 3-2 loss | 04/02/2013 1:41 AM
NewsChristopher Higgins scored his ninth goal of the season and added an assist in the Canucks 3-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks.
ImpactHiggins days as a fantasy relevant player have been over since his last season in 2007-08, but he has been solid piece for the Canucks. He is a player that is much better in real life than in fantasy. He can line up in the top six because of his speed, work ethic and solid shot, but he is much better suited as a third liner. He has had moments on the top line with the Sedin's, so keep your eye on him if you need a possible plug-and-play in match-up formats.
Christopher Higgins moves up to first line | 03/25/2013 9:53 AM
NewsChristopher Higgins played on the top line Sunday with the Sedin twins.
ImpactThe Canucks have been shuffling their lines around and Higgins is the latest to play with Daniel and Henrik Sedin. Higgins played 20:25 minutes and was minus-one. He has seven goals and 11 points in 31 games with a minus-seven rating. That being said, he is worth picking up if he remains on the top line.
Christopher Higgins returns Saturday | 03/23/2013 4:08 PM
NewsChristopher Higgins (back) returned to the Vancouver Canucks' lineup on Saturday.
Canucks.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactHiggins missed Thursday's contest due to the ailment. He has seven goals and 11 points in 29 games this season.
Chris Higgins (back) unlikely to play Thurs. | 03/21/2013 4:52 PM
NewsChristopher Higgins will probably miss Thursday night's game against Phoenix after tweaking something in his back.
Impact"He tweaked his back so at this time I don't think he's going to play," coach Alain Vigneault said. "He just walked out, took two shots and walked off." Higgins was on the ice for the start of Thursday morning's skate, but left soon afterward.
Higgins has five points in seven games | 03/11/2013 10:09 AM
NewsChristopher Higgins scored a goal in Vancouver's 4-2 loss Sunday.
ImpactHiggins has heated up lately with four goals and five points in seven games. He's not the most consistent of players, but the flip side of that is he's worth owning when he's hot. All the same, we can't get too excited about him as he'll likely end up with around 25 points in 2013.
Christopher Higgins still pointless in 2013 | 01/29/2013 12:41 PM
NewsChristopher Higgins does not have a point in six games this season.
ImpactHiggins did not play overseas during the lockout and his lack of ice time is likely hurting his cause at this time. "Without any exhibition games, players usually have a significant number of games under their belts and they don't cost you any points in the standings," GM Mike Gillis said. "Chris is like many other players. Some have hit the ground running for whatever reason and some are having slower starts. I think the most important thing is that we get through this segment and not have many injuries and get ready for game 10 and onward." If he is on your roster, reserve him for now.
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|Goals||1||2 times-last:at NJ||last:Nov 8||1|
|Assists||1||vs. Buf||Dec 7||2|
|Points||1||3 times-last:vs. Buf||last:Dec 7||2|
|Penalty Minutes||2||2 times-last:at Chi||last:Dec 13||4|
|Plus/Minus||1||4 times-last:vs. Buf||last:Dec 7||2|
|Power Play Goals||0||25 times-last:vs. TB||last:Jan 9||1|
|Power Play Points||0||25 times-last:vs. TB||last:Jan 9||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||25 times-last:vs. TB||last:Jan 9||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||25 times-last:vs. TB||last:Jan 9||0|
|Shots||4||2 times-last:vs. Buf||last:Dec 7||7|
|Assists||25||2 times-last: 2011-12 (Van)|
|Penalty Minutes||32||2009-10 (NYR/Cgy)|
|Power Play Goals||12||2007-08 (Mtl)|
|Shorthanded Goals||3||2 times-last: 2006-07 (Mtl)|
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