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68: Chris Higgins

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Chris Higgins
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
United States
Playing position
Youth team
Middlesex Islanders


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

2016-2017Belfast GiantsEIHL 12164913
2015-2016Belfast GiantsEIHL 4187122234
2015-2016Belfast GiantsEIHL PLAYOFFS22112
2014-2015Nottingham PanthersEIHL 3430112132
2014-2015Nottingham PanthersChampions HL CUP20000
2014-2015Nottingham PanthersEIHL PLAYOFFS20011
2013-2014Belfast GiantsEIHL PLAYOFFS48101
2013-2014Belfast GiantsEIHL 5184194160
2012-2013Wheeling NailersECHL 22183912
2012-2013Utah GrizzliesECHL 22000
2011-2012South Carolina StingraysECHL 1644610
2011-2012Tingsryds AIFAllsvenskan 30000
2011-2012South Carolina StingraysECHL PLAYOFFS922810
2010-2011Las Vegas WranglersECHL PLAYOFFS54202
2010-2011Ritten/RenonItaly 211091120
2010-2011Las Vegas WranglersECHL 21467916
2009-2010Atlanta GladiatorsECHL 2069716
2009-2010Syracuse CrunchAHL 70000
2008-2009Boston Univ.NCAA 4240143448
2007-2008Boston Univ.NCAA 3810141832
2006-2007Boston Univ.NCAA 3920131932
2005-2006Boston Univ.NCAA 402281321
2004-2005New Hampshire Jr. MonarchsEJHL 4436223153
2003-2004Pingree SchoolUSHS 330382765