Chris Higgins

#20LW,
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 205
Born:
Birth Place: Smithtown, New York
Draft: 2002 1st round (14th pick) by the
Shoots: L
  • Winnipeg Free Press

    Refs set tone with plethora of pre-season penalties

    NO one was singing, “I love a parade” Monday night as a steady procession of Winnipeg Jets and Minnesota Wild players headed to the penalty box. Referees Cameron Voss and Chris Lee were the grand marshalls at Bell MTS Place, handing out 17 minor penalties in the first NHL pre-season game for both Central Division clubs. Five of those calls were for slashing — all part of the league’s crackdown on stick swipes aimed in the general area of an opponent’s arms and hands. Michael Sgarbossa served the Jets’ only slashing minor, while the Wild were whistled on four stick fouls. Constant interruptions, overworked special teams units and lack of ice time for players hoping to make an impression made predictably

  • 'It's not helpful': Alberta premier staying away from Flames arena debate
    The Canadian Press

    'It's not helpful': Alberta premier staying away from Flames arena debate

    Alberta's premier says her government will not be weighing in on the current battle over a new arena for the NHL Calgary Flames. The Flames indicated last week they were pulling out of arena talks with the city because negotiations have been unproductive. Mayor Naheed Nenshi has said the city is ready to negotiate in good faith.

  • Eriksson eager to atone for forgettable first season with Canucks
    The Province

    Eriksson eager to atone for forgettable first season with Canucks

    Loui Eriksson’s first season with the Vancouver Canucks can pretty much be summed up by an unfortunate sequence in the first period of his first game. Fresh off signing a six-year, US$36-million free-agent deal in July 2016, the veteran winger was protecting the puck from four Calgary Flames on a delayed penalty in Vancouver’s opener when he threw a blind pass from centre ice back towards the Canucks’ zone. None were, and with goalie Ryan Miller at the bench for an extra attacker, disaster struck as the frozen disc slid into the vacant net for an agonizing own goal in front of the home fans. “As soon as I put it up there I saw it was an empty net and I was like, ‘What is going on here?”‘ Eriksson said after the game.