Christopher Higgins
Christopher Higgins
Left Wing
Number: 21
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 205
Shoots: Left
Born: 2 Jun 1983
Birthplace: Smithtown, NY, United States
Drafted: MTL / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (14th overall)
2006-07: Estabished a career-best with 16 assists… Tied his career best with 38 points, in only 61 games… Led the team and tied his career-best in shorthanded goals (3)… Led the Canadiens for goals scored on the road (13 – tied with Michael Ryder and Sheldon Souray)… Finished third among Canadiens’ players in goals (22 – tied with Saku Koivu)… Had a five-game point streak (from October 11 to October 21 – 4-1-5)… Had one four-point game on March 22 in Boston (1-3-4)… Scored two goals in a game on three occasions (Dec. 19; Feb. 20; Apr. 7)… Finished third in the Three Stars Molson Cup Standings (4-4-2 - 34 points)… Missed a total of 21 games with injuries and sickness, including 18 with an ankle injury (from November 7 to December 14)… 2005-06: 1st among Canadiens’ players who took part in at least 40 games in shooting percentage (15.5%)… Led the Canadiens with three shorthanded goals... Reached the 20-goal plateau on April 4th against the Boston Bruins… Scored the Canadiens’ 1000th goal in Bell Centre history, on March 28 against the New York Islanders… Runner-up for Offensive Player of the Week for the period starting February 28 and ending March 5 (4-1-5, +4)… 2004-05: Selected the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs Player of the Year… Led the Bulldogs with four shorthanded goals… Ranked second among Bulldogs players with six game-winning goals and third with eight power play goals… Led the Bulldogs with 13 goals scored on the road… Led the Bulldogs with three playoff goals and six points in four games… 2003-04: Scored his first goal with the Bulldogs on October 31... Ranked 5th with the Bulldogs and 6th among American Hockey League rookies with 48 points (67-21-27-48)... Had four game-winning goal in the regular season… Tied for first among Bulldogs players with three playoff goals in 10 games… 2002-03: First player from Yale University ever selected in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft… Named Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Co-Player of the Year… Named an NCAA First-Team All-American… Was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as the top player in the NCAA… Concluded the World Junior Hockey Championships with 6 points (3-3-6) in seven games… Led the Yale University Bulldogs in goals (20) and points (41) and was second in assists (21)… Was the 6th leading scorer in the ECAC… 2001-02: Was named ECAC Rookie of the Year… Was named to to ECAC All-Rookie Team and the ECAC Second All-Star Team… Led the U.S. in scoring at the World Junior Hockey Championships with six points (4-2-6).

1st game: 10/11/03 - MTL 4 @ TOR 0
1st goal: 10/06/05 - MTL 4 @ NYR 3 (Kevin Weekes)
1st assist: 10/08/05 - MTL 5 @ TOR 4

Most goals: 2- (4x) last: 03/30/06 WAS 2 @ MTL 3
Most assists: 2- (1x) last: 03/25/06 TOR 2 @ MTL 6
Most points: 2- (9x) last: 04/06/06 MTL 5 @ OTT 3 (1-1)

Goals: 4- (1x) 04/04/06 - 04/10/06 (4)
Assists: 2- (3x) last: 04/04/06 - 04/06/06 (2)
Points: 5- (2x) last: 03/23/06 - 03/30/06 (6-2-8)