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68: Chris Higgins

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Chris Higgins
Date of Birth
1986-04-30
Place of Birth
Lynnfield
Nationality
United States
Weight
84kg
Height
180cm
Playing position
Forward
Shoots
Right
Youth team
Middlesex Islanders

Biography

After a season with the Nottingham Panthers, the “Belfast Datsyuk” returned to the SSE Arena with renewed hunger to repeat his feat of 2013/14 when he delighted the Giants faithful in a Championship winning season.

The 30 year old winger from Lynneld, MA, joined Paul Adey’s Giants side in 2013 direct from Wheeling Nailers in the East Coast Hockley League, where he shared the ice with current Cardiff Devils’ defenceman Andrew Hotham.

A graduate of Boston University, type Chris’s name into YouTube and you’ll notably see his goal in the NCAA BeanPot tournament for BU, a prime example of the skillset the forward has in his locker. With a career that spans the NCAA, ECHL, AHL, Italy and Sweden before landing here in Belfast, Higgins has gained a reputation in the Elite Ice Hockey League for the ability to create magic out of thin air using just his stick and a puck.

This season, despite a lengthy injury, Higgins performance against the Manchester Storm in the home season opener brought delight to the crowd with 2 assists in the game for which the video spread far and wide in recognition of his ability on the puck. The Giants fans are glad to have their own “Magic Man” back!

Playing History

SeasonTeamCompetitionGamesPIMSGoalsAssistsPoints
2016-2017Belfast GiantsEIHL Cup CUP12128816
2016-2017Belfast GiantsEIHL4076172744
2015-2016Belfast GiantsEIHL PLAYOFFS22112
2015-2016Belfast GiantsEIHL3385111930
2015-2016Belfast GiantsEIHL Cup CUP82134
2014-2015Nottingham PanthersEIHL Cup CUP34022
2014-2015Nottingham PanthersEIHL3126111930
2014-2015Nottingham PanthersEIHL PLAYOFFS20011
2014-2015Nottingham PanthersChampions HL CUP20000
2013-2014Belfast GiantsEIHL Cup CUP131851520
2013-2014Belfast GiantsEIHL PLAYOFFS48101
2013-2014Belfast GiantsEIHL4478183250
2012-2013Utah GrizzliesECHL22000
2012-2013Wheeling NailersECHL22183912
2011-2012South Carolina StingraysECHL PLAYOFFS922810
2011-2012Tingsryds AIFAllsvenskan30000
2011-2012South Carolina StingraysECHL1644610
2010-2011Ritten/RenonItaly211091120
2010-2011Las Vegas WranglersECHL PLAYOFFS54202
2010-2011Las Vegas WranglersECHL21467916
2009-2010Syracuse CrunchAHL70000
2009-2010Atlanta GladiatorsECHL2069716
2008-2009Boston Univ.NCAA4240143448
2007-2008Boston Univ.NCAA3810141832
2006-2007Boston Univ.NCAA3920131932
2005-2006Boston Univ.NCAA402281321
2004-2005New Hampshire Jr. MonarchsEJHL4436223153
2003-2004Pingree SchoolUSHS330382765