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Chris Higgins, hailing from Massachusetts, USA will add skill and creativity to the Giants lineup for the 2013/14 season.
Higgins will arrive in Belfast direct from the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) where he has played in each of the four previous seasons for Gwinnett Gladiators, Las Vegas Wranglers, South Carolina Stingrays, Utah Grizzlies and Wheeling Nailers and posted 27 goals and 39 assists, good for 66 points in 95 games played.
Chris Higgins is a Boston University Hockey Alumni and throughout his time at University, earned accolades for his goal scoring including short handed and game winning goals, totaling 49 goals and 133 points overall in four seasons. 27 year old Higgins will be making his debut in the Elite League for the Giants however he already has experience in European ice-hockey, skating for Ritten of Italy in 2010/11 and Swedish side Tingsryds the following season.
“Higgins is a skilled player that sees the ice well. He has great hands who is excellent on the power play. Chris is a fantastic skater and will be extremely explosive, making himself difficult for opposing defensemen.”