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Chris Higgins

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Position: LW ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 205 lbs. (93 kg)

Born: June 2, 1983 in Smithtown, New York
Draft: Montreal, 1st round (14th overall), 2002 NHL Entry
Amateur Teams: Yale
Current salary: $2,500,000
Current cap hit: $2,500,000



NHL Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV Awards
2003-04 20 MTL NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 6:18
2005-06 22 MTL NHL 80 23 15 38 -1 26 13 7 3 3 10 5 0 148 15.5 1153 14:25 Calder-11
2006-07 23 MTL NHL 61 22 16 38 -11 26 11 8 3 3 9 7 0 159 13.8 1092 17:54 Byng-68
2007-08 24 MTL NHL 82 27 25 52 0 22 15 12 0 5 11 13 1 241 11.2 399 1472 17:57 22 40 35.5 76 65 50 18
2008-09 25 MTL NHL 57 12 11 23 -1 22 8 2 2 1 9 2 0 151 7.9 263 969 16:00 29 28 50.9 79 39 40 20
2009-10 26 TOT NHL 67 8 9 17 -9 32 8 0 0 1 8 1 0 165 4.8 277 1175 17:33 27 41 39.7 128 44 43 14 Selke-54
2009-10 26 NYR NHL 55 6 8 14 -9 32 6 0 0 1 7 1 0 137 4.4 229 985 17:55 26 37 41.3 111 40 33 13 Selke-54
2009-10 26 CGY NHL 12 2 1 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 28 7.1 48 190 15:52 1 4 20.0 17 4 10 1 Selke-54
2010-11 27 TOT NHL 62 13 15 28 5 16 12 1 0 0 14 0 1 160 8.1 257 1011 16:18 41 44 48.2 80 36 40 12
2010-11 27 FLA NHL 48 11 12 23 5 10 11 0 0 0 11 0 1 126 8.7 199 799 16:39 30 35 46.2 62 31 32 11
2010-11 27 VAN NHL 14 2 3 5 0 6 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 34 5.9 58 212 15:07 11 9 55.0 18 5 8 1
2011-12 28 VAN NHL 71 18 25 43 11 16 16 1 1 4 18 7 0 165 10.9 251 1158 16:19 12 18 40.0 61 29 50 16 Byng-35
2012-13 29 VAN NHL 41 10 5 15 -4 10 10 0 0 1 5 0 0 77 13.0 131 673 16:25 33 58 36.3 46 22 36 12
2013-14 30 VAN NHL 78 17 22 39 -14 30 15 2 0 4 20 1 1 216 7.9 347 1496 19:10 17 21 44.7 98 45 31 23
2014-15 31 VAN NHL 77 12 24 36 8 16 9 3 0 1 22 2 0 171 7.0 283 1216 15:47 3 6 33.3 73 34 28 19
5 yrs MTL NHL 282 84 67 151 -13 96 47 29 8 12 39 27 1 699 12.0 969 4698 16:40 51 68 42.9 155 104 90 38
5 yrs VAN NHL 281 59 79 138 1 78 51 7 1 10 68 10 1 663 8.9 1070 4755 16:55 76 112 40.4 296 135 153 71
1 yr CGY NHL 12 2 1 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 28 7.1 48 190 15:52 1 4 20.0 17 4 10 1
1 yr FLA NHL 48 11 12 23 5 10 11 0 0 0 11 0 1 126 8.7 199 799 16:39 30 35 46.2 62 31 32 11
1 yr NYR NHL 55 6 8 14 -9 32 6 0 0 1 7 1 0 137 4.4 229 985 17:55 26 37 41.3 111 40 33 13
Career NHL 678 162 167 329 -16 216 117 36 9 23 126 38 3 1653 9.8 2515 11427 16:51 184 256 41.8 641 314 318 134

NHL Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2007-08 24 Montreal Canadiens NHL 82 1069.4 975 1108 46.8 -1.3 700 797 46.8 -0.9 8.3 93.1 101.4 49.0 51.0
2008-09 25 Montreal Canadiens NHL 57 710.1 645 709 47.6 -1.4 464 518 47.3 -0.6 8.9 92.3 101.3 43.3 56.7
2009-10 26 2 Teams NHL 67 856 839 50.5 -2.9 647 618 51.1 -1.9 5.6 91.7 97.3 49.7 50.3
2009-10 26 New York Rangers NHL 55 758.7 713 738 49.1 -3.9 532 545 49.4 -3.2 5.8 92.0 97.8 50.3 49.7
2009-10 26 Calgary Flames NHL 12 135.9 143 101 58.6 3.6 115 73 61.2 6.3 4.8 89.1 93.9 46.7 53.3
2010-11 27 2 Teams NHL 62 867 713 54.9 3.1 640 523 55.0 4.0 7.3 92.0 99.3 46.0 54.0
2010-11 27 Florida Panthers NHL 48 615.5 658 564 53.8 3.7 486 409 54.3 4.8 7.9 91.7 99.6 41.4 58.6
2010-11 27 Vancouver Canucks NHL 14 174.8 209 149 58.4 0.6 154 114 57.5 0.8 5.3 93.1 98.4 62.2 37.8
2011-12 28 Vancouver Canucks NHL 71 934.1 965 836 53.6 -0.9 702 627 52.8 -0.3 9.6 92.2 101.8 47.0 53.0
2012-13 29 Vancouver Canucks NHL 41 550.9 479 497 49.1 -8.0 356 384 48.1 -7.8 7.1 91.4 98.5 45.5 54.5
2013-14 30 Vancouver Canucks NHL 78 1178.2 1199 1172 50.6 -3.5 890 840 51.4 -2.3 7.2 89.8 97.0 43.3 56.7
2014-15 31 Vancouver Canucks NHL 77 931.4 914 908 50.2 0.7 691 659 51.2 0.8 9.2 92.2 101.4 47.9 52.1
2 yrs NHL 82 1779.5 1620 1817 47.1 -1.3 1164 1315 47.0 -0.8 8.5 92.8 101.4 46.8 53.2
2 yrs NHL 67 1723 1552 52.6 0.0 1287 1141 53.0 0.9 6.5 91.8 98.3 48.0 52.0
5 yrs NHL 14 3769.5 3766 3562 51.4 -1.4 2793 2624 51.6 -1.0 8.2 91.4 99.6 46.4 53.6
Career NHL 77 7059.0 8623 8334 50.9 -1.0 6377 6107 51.1 -0.4 7.6 91.8 99.4 46.8 53.2

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
2003-04 20 MTL NHL 2 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005-06 22 MTL NHL 80 16 0.29 0.19 0.48 0.21 0.33 1.85 23 14 37 16 49 14 52 16 -1 2.7 1.3 4.0 Calder-11
2006-07 23 MTL NHL 61 16 0.36 0.26 0.62 0.27 0.43 2.61 23 16 39 17 75 38 62 14 -11 3.1 0.9 4.0 Byng-68
2007-08 24 MTL NHL 82 21 0.33 0.30 0.63 0.26 0.27 2.94 30 27 57 24 78 36 52 10 0 4.4 1.5 5.9
2008-09 25 MTL NHL 57 10 0.21 0.19 0.40 0.17 0.39 2.65 13 11 24 10 39 7 45 12 -1 1.0 1.0 2.0
2009-10 26 TOT NHL 67 7 0.12 0.13 0.25 0.10 0.48 2.46 9 9 18 7 32 4 48 11 -9 -0.6 1.1 0.4 Selke-54
2009-10 26 NYR NHL 55 5 0.11 0.15 0.25 0.10 0.58 2.49 7 8 15 6 26 3 40 8 -9 -0.6 0.9 0.2 Selke-54
2009-10 26 CGY NHL 12 1 0.17 0.08 0.25 0.11 0.00 2.33 2 1 3 1 6 1 8 3 0 0.0 0.2 0.2 Selke-54
2010-11 27 TOT NHL 62 11 0.21 0.24 0.45 0.18 0.26 2.58 14 16 30 12 38 2 37 6 5 1.6 1.5 3.0
2010-11 27 FLA NHL 48 9 0.23 0.25 0.48 0.19 0.21 2.63 12 13 25 10 30 0 30 5 5 1.4 1.3 2.7
2010-11 27 VAN NHL 14 2 0.14 0.21 0.36 0.13 0.43 2.43 2 3 5 2 8 2 7 1 0 0.2 0.2 0.4
2011-12 28 VAN NHL 71 16 0.25 0.35 0.61 0.23 0.23 2.32 20 27 47 18 66 16 45 6 11 3.5 1.6 5.1 Byng-35
2012-13 29 VAN NHL 41 7 0.24 0.12 0.37 0.17 0.24 1.88 19 9 28 13 21 0 30 5 -4 0.9 0.6 1.5
2013-14 30 VAN NHL 78 15 0.22 0.28 0.50 0.19 0.38 2.77 19 24 43 17 55 6 78 15 -14 2.2 1.4 3.5
2014-15 31 VAN NHL 77 13 0.16 0.31 0.47 0.17 0.21 2.22 14 26 40 15 53 6 53 14 8 2.0 1.6 3.7
5 yrs MTL NHL 282 64 0.30 0.24 0.54 0.23 0.34 2.48 89 68 157 67 241 95 211 52 -13 11.2 4.7 15.9
5 yrs VAN NHL 281 53 0.21 0.28 0.49 0.19 0.28 2.36 74 89 163 65 203 30 213 41 1 8.8 5.4 14.2
1 yr CGY NHL 12 1 0.17 0.08 0.25 0.11 0.00 2.33 2 1 3 1 6 1 8 3 0 0.0 0.2 0.2
1 yr FLA NHL 48 9 0.23 0.25 0.48 0.19 0.21 2.63 12 13 25 10 30 0 30 5 5 1.4 1.3 2.7
1 yr NYR NHL 55 5 0.11 0.15 0.25 0.10 0.58 2.49 7 8 15 6 26 3 40 8 -9 -0.6 0.9 0.2
Career NHL 678 132 0.24 0.25 0.49 0.20 0.32 2.44 184 179 363 149 506 129 502 109 -16 20.7 12.5 33.2

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV
2005-06 22 MTL NHL 6 1 3 4 -3 0 1 0 0 0 7 14.3 102 17:04
2007-08 24 MTL NHL 12 3 2 5 1 2 3 0 0 0 34 8.8 60 221 18:27 16 32 33.3 23 6 9 5
2008-09 25 MTL NHL 4 2 0 2 -1 2 2 0 0 0 8 25.0 19 70 17:35 2 0 100.0 7 2 0 0
2010-11 27 VAN NHL 25 4 4 8 1 2 3 1 0 3 49 8.2 90 429 17:09 17 17 50.0 65 16 14 7
2011-12 28 VAN NHL 5 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 0 0 11 0.0 17 78 15:34 0 3 0.0 10 3 2 2
2012-13 29 VAN NHL 4 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 14 67 16:41 0 2 0.0 12 3 0 1
2014-15 31 VAN NHL 6 1 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 15 6.7 29 100 16:36 0 0 6 1 2 3
Career NHL 62 11 10 21 -7 10 9 2 0 4 129 8.5 236 1067 17:13 35 54 39.3 123 31 27 18

NHL Playoffs Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2007-08 24 Montreal Canadiens NHL 12 161.7 164 171 49.0 -1.7 112 116 49.1 -3.0 8.8 93.6 102.3 55.0 45.0
2008-09 25 Montreal Canadiens NHL 4 52.5 41 54 43.2 -10.7 33 39 45.8 -7.1 13.6 84.6 98.3 63.3 36.7
2010-11 27 Vancouver Canucks NHL 25 352.8 345 323 51.6 -4.1 243 235 50.8 -3.9 4.2 97.1 101.3 52.3 47.7
2011-12 28 Vancouver Canucks NHL 5 55.1 54 54 50.0 -2.6 33 39 45.8 -5.1 0.0 92.9 92.9 40.6 59.4
2012-13 29 Vancouver Canucks NHL 4 55.6 52 57 47.7 -16.7 38 45 45.8 -12.6 3.6 91.7 95.2 34.3 65.7
2014-15 31 Vancouver Canucks NHL 6 77.8 87 79 52.4 -3.7 62 49 55.9 -0.1 4.3 94.1 98.4 50.0 50.0
2 yrs NHL 12 214.2 205 225 47.7 -3.7 145 155 48.3 -4.0 9.8 91.3 101.2 56.8 43.2
4 yrs NHL 4 541.3 538 513 51.2 -4.9 376 368 50.5 -4.2 3.7 95.6 99.3 49.0 51.0
Career NHL 12 755.5 743 738 50.2 -4.5 521 523 49.9 -4.1 5.4 94.4 99.8 51.3 48.7

Other Regular Season

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1999-00 16 Avon Old Farms High-CT 27 19 20 39 10
2000-01 17 Avon Old Farms High-CT 24 22 14 36 29
2001-02 18 Yale University Bulldogs ECAC 27 14 17 31 32 10 4 0 2
2001-02 18 United States WJC-A 7 4 2 6 0 6 2 2 0 3
2002-03 19 Yale University Bulldogs ECAC 28 20 21 41 41 12 6 2 2
2002-03 19 United States WJC-A 7 3 3 6 5 4 1 0 2 1
2003-04 20 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 67 21 27 48 18
2004-05 21 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 76 28 23 51 9 33 16 8 4 6
2008-09 25 United States WC-A 6 1 0 1 3 2 1 0 0 0
Career 2 Seasons AHL 143 49 50 99 9 51 16 8 4 6
Career 2 Seasons ECAC 55 34 38 72 73 22 10 2 4
Career 2 Seasons High-CT 51 41 34 75 39
Career 1 Season WC-A 6 1 0 1 3 2 1 0 0 0
Career 2 Seasons WJC-A 14 7 5 12 5 10 3 2 2 4

Other Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
2003-04 20 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 10 3 2 5 0
2004-05 21 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 4 3 3 6 2 4 3 0 0 0
Career 2 Seasons AHL 14 6 5 11 2 4 3 0 0 0

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2014-15)
Thru 11 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Chris Higgins 5.9 5.1 4.0 4.0 3.7 3.5 3.0 2.0 1.5 0.4 0.0
Matthew Lombardi 91.2 5.8 4.6 4.5 3.5 2.6 2.0 0.5 -0.1
George Armstrong 91.1 5.0 4.8 4.4 3.9 2.9 2.7 0.4 -0.1
Orest Kindrachuk 91.0 6.2 5.3 4.2 3.8 3.4 2.8 1.5 -0.1
Don Raleigh 90.9 6.1 4.9 3.8 3.0 2.9 2.4 0.9 -0.4
Johnny Wilson 90.7 5.9 4.2 4.2 3.6 2.7 2.7 0.7 0.0
Richard Zednik 90.7 6.3 4.6 4.4 4.0 2.8 1.4 0.1 0.0
Tim Connolly 90.4 5.7 5.2 4.1 3.4 2.2 1.8 1.0 0.2
Jonas Hoglund 89.9 6.2 5.2 4.5 3.5 3.1 1.5 1.3
Rejean Houle 89.5 6.0 4.9 3.8 3.3 3.3 1.4 0.8 -0.2
Mike Johnson 89.4 6.6 4.8 4.4 4.3 3.2 2.4 0.8 0.2
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Chris Higgins 5.9 5.1 4.0 4.0 3.7 3.5 3.0 2.0 1.5 0.4 0.0
Matthew Lombardi 91.2 5.8 4.6 4.5 3.5 2.6 2.0 0.5 0.5 -0.1
Jonas Hoglund 89.9 6.2 5.2 4.5 3.5 3.1 1.5 1.3
Jan Hrdina 88.9 5.9 4.5 4.0 3.9 3.3 2.9 1.7
Orest Kindrachuk 88.7 6.2 5.3 4.2 3.8 3.4 2.8 1.5 0.8 -0.1 -0.1
Stephan Lebeau 88.7 7.0 5.4 4.3 2.6 2.1 2.0 0.1
Jim McFadden 88.4 5.8 5.7 3.2 3.2 2.8 1.7 0.3
Pat Elynuik 88.2 5.8 5.4 4.4 4.3 3.9 1.4 0.1 0.0 -0.2
Tyler Arnason 88.1 5.9 4.4 4.1 3.7 2.4 0.8 0.3
Harold Darragh 87.9 4.3 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.1 0.8 0.2 -0.1
Jim Lorentz 87.8 5.7 5.5 4.4 4.1 3.4 2.3 1.2 0.7 0.7 -0.1

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

June 30, 2009: Traded to NY Rangers by Montreal with Ryan McDonagh and Pavel Valentenko for Scott Gomez, Tom Pyatt and Michael Busto, June 30, 2009.

February 2, 2010: Traded to Calgary by NY Rangers with Ales Kotalik for Olli Jokinen and Brandon Prust, February 2, 2010.

July 2, 2010: Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 2, 2010.

February 28, 2011: Traded to Vancouver by Florida for Evan Oberg and Vancouver's 3rd round choice (later traded back to Vancouver - Vancouver selected Cole Cassels) in 2013 Entry Draft, February 28, 2011.

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