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Chris Higgins
Born April 30 1986 (1986-04-30) (age 30),
Lynnfield, MA, USA
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position LW / RW
Shoots Right
EIHL team
F. teams
Nottingham Panthers
Belfast Giants
Syracuse Crunch
Ritten Sport
Tingsryds AIF
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2009–present

</div></div> Chris Higgins (born April 30, 1986) is an American professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing for the Nottingham Panthers of the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL). He also has an Italian passport

Higgins attended Boston University where he played four seasons (2005 - 2009) of NCAA college hockey with the Boston University Terriers, winning an NCAA Championship in 2009.[1] During his Freshmen campaign, Higgins was featured on ESPN SportsCenter's Top Plays for his goal in the Beanpot against Harvard University. Higgins finished his college career with 133 points in 159 career games.

After college Higgins signed a one year contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets AHL Affiliate, Syracuse Crunch. Due to a hand injury, he missed a significant part of the 2009-2010 season. Higgins started the 2010-11 season with Ritten-Renon of the Italian Serie A, before returning to North America to conclude the season in the ECHL with the Las Vegas Wranglers.

On August 12, 2013, Higgins returned abroad for the third time in his career, signing a one-year deal with the Belfast Giants of the EIHL.[2] Higgins was nicknamed the ‘Belfast Datsyuk’ after Detroit Red Wings legend Pavel Datsyuk for his skill and flash with the puck. [3]

On June 11, 2014, Higgins signed for the Nottingham Panthers, switching from Conference rivals, the Giants. .[4]

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004-05 New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs EJHL 44 22 31 53 36 - - - - -
2005-06 Boston University NCAA 40 8 13 21 22 - - - - -
2006-07 Boston University NCAA 39 13 19 32 20 - - - - -
2007-08 Boston University NCAA 38 14 18 32 10 - - - - -
2008-09 Boston University NCAA 42 14 34 48 40 - - - - -
2009-10 Gwinnett Gladiators ECHL 20 9 7 16 6 - - - - -
2009-10 Syracuse Crunch AHL 7 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
2010–11 Ritten Sport Serie A 21 9 11 20 10 - - - - -
2010–11 Las Vegas Wranglers ECHL 21 7 9 16 46 5 2 0 2 4
2011–12 Tingsryds AIF Hockeyettan 3 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
2011-12 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 16 4 6 10 4 9 2 8 10 2
2012-13 Utah Grizzlies ECHL 2 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
2012-13 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 22 3 9 12 18 - - - - -
2013–14 Belfast Giants EIHL 51 19 41 60 84 4 1 0 1 8
2014–15 Nottingham Panthers EIHL 0 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
NCAA totals 159 49 84 133 92 - - - - -
ECHL totals 81 23 31 54 76 14 4 8 12 6
EIHL totals 51 19 41 60 84 4 1 0 1 8

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Mike Lundin
Len Ceglarski Sportsmanship Award
2007–08
Succeeded by
Dean Strong



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