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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


The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce on Christmas Day, the return of star forward Chris Higgins. With the 2018/19 season now past the half-way stage, Higgins rejoins the Giants for his fourth season with the organisation.

Higgins, famously nicknamed the ‘Belfast Datsyuk’ by the Giants fans for his high skilled play, will once again return to the ice in Belfast bringing back the memories of his electrifying performances at The SSE Arena over the years.

The 32 year old joined the Giants back in 2013 and impressed immediately as he helped the team to the Elite League title in 2013/14 as the Belfast side clinched the trophy with, a record breaking, ten games still to play.

Playing History

2018-2019Belfast GiantsEIHL PLAYOFFS42134
2018-2019Belfast GiantsEIHL231842024
2018-2019Belfast GiantsContinental Cup CUP34213
2018-2019Belfast GiantsEIHL Cup CUP30022
2017-2018Did not play00000
2016-2017Belfast GiantsEIHL48107203555
2016-2017Belfast GiantsEIHL Cup CUP12128816
2016-2017Belfast GiantsEIHL PLAYOFFS32213
2015-2016Belfast GiantsEIHL3385111930
2015-2016Belfast GiantsEIHL Cup CUP82134
2015-2016Belfast GiantsEIHL PLAYOFFS22112
2014-2015Nottingham PanthersChampions HL CUP20000
2014-2015Nottingham PanthersEIHL3126111930
2014-2015Nottingham PanthersEIHL PLAYOFFS20011
2014-2015Nottingham PanthersEIHL Cup CUP34022
2013-2014Belfast GiantsEIHL PLAYOFFS48101
2013-2014Belfast GiantsEIHL Cup CUP131851520
2013-2014Belfast GiantsEIHL4478183250
2012-2013Wheeling NailersECHL22183912
2012-2013Utah GrizzliesECHL22000
2011-2012South Carolina StingraysECHL1644610
2011-2012Tingsryds AIFAllsvenskan30000
2011-2012South Carolina StingraysECHL PLAYOFFS922810
2010-2011Las Vegas WranglersECHL21467916
2010-2011Las Vegas WranglersECHL PLAYOFFS54202
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 SchoolUSHS-Prep330382765