Christopher Higgins (born June 2, 1983) is an American player with the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected 14th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the first round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.
Originally from Whitestone, New York, Higgins was an All-American at Yale University. Before attending Yale University Chris went to Avon Old Farms, a preparatory school in Avon, Connecticut. Higgins grew up as a Montreal Canadiens fan, his favorite players being Patrick Roy and Kirk Muller.
On April 6, 2006, at 14:31 of the third period in a 5–3 win over the Boston Bruins, Higgins became the latest Habs rookie to score 20 or more goals in a season, following Saku Koivu (1995–96) and Michael Ryder (2003–04).
In the 2006–07 season he suffered an ankle injury (left high ankle sprain) that left him sidelined for six weeks.
On November 11, 2008, Higgins got his first hat trick in a 4-0 win over the Ottawa Senators.
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