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Paul Higgins

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Paul Higgins (born January 13, 1962 in Saint John, New Brunswick) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who played 25 games in the National Hockey League for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Playing careerEdit

Higgins was drafted in the 10th Round, 200th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. He played junior hockey for the Toronto Marlboros and Kitchener Rangers from 1980 to 1982.

Higgins appeared in 25 regular season games from 1981–82 to 1982–83. His only appearance in the post season was a single game in 1982–83 against the Minnesota North Stars in Game 4 of the Norris Division Semi-Finals at Maple Leaf Gardens. Higgins dressed in favour of the injured Jim Korn. His primary role in hockey was as a fighter and he was compared to the likes of Tiger Williams. In the 25 NHL regular season games that Higgins played, he was assessed 152 minutes in penalties.

Career statisticsEdit

NHL Regular Season

  • Note: GP = Games played, G = Goals, A = Assists, PTS = Points, PIM = Penalties In Minutes
1981–82 Toronto Maple Leafs 3 0 0 0 17
1982–83 Toronto Maple Leafs 22 0 0 0 135
NHL Regular Season Totals 25 0 0 0 152

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