Matt Higgins (ice hockey)

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Matt Higgins
Matt Higgins.jpg
Born (1977-10-29) October 29, 1977 (age 37)
Calgary, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
EBEL team
Former teams
HDD Olimpija Ljubljana
Montreal Canadiens
Iserlohn Roosters
ERC Ingolstadt
NHL Draft 18th overall, 1996
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1997–2011

Matthew Warren Higgins [1](born October 29, 1977) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who currently plays for Slovenian based team HDD Olimpija Ljubljana of the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga (EBEL).

Playing career[edit]

Matt Higgins was selected 18th overall in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens.[2] He played in 57 regular season NHL games throughout the 1997–98 NHL season to the 2000–01 NHL season. He began his hockey career with the Western Hockey League Moose Jaw Warriors in 1993 where he played until he was drafted.[3] He then played for the American Hockey League Fredericton Canadiens and Quebec Citadelles. He played through two seasons for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers before moving to Europe to play for the Deutsche Eishockey Liga Iserlohn Roosters. He currently plays for the HDD Olimpija Ljubljana of the EBEL.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1993–94 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 64 6 10 16 10
1994–95 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 72 36 34 70 26 10 1 2 3 2
1995–96 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 67 30 33 63 43
1996–97 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 71 33 57 90 51 12 3 5 8 2
1997–98 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 50 5 22 27 12 4 1 2 3 2
1997–98 Montreal Canadiens NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1998–99 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 11 3 4 7 6 5 0 2 2 0
1998–99 Montreal Canadiens NHL 25 1 0 1 0
1999–00 Quebec Citadelles AHL 29 1 15 16 21
1999–00 Montreal Canadiens NHL 25 0 2 2 4
2000–01 Quebec Citadelles AHL 66 10 18 28 18 8 0 1 1 4
2000–01 Montreal Canadiens NHL 6 0 0 0 2
2001–02 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 43 13 19 32 24 15 1 0 1 6
2002–03 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 45 11 12 23 30 2 0 0 0 2
2003–04 Iserlohn Roosters DEL 50 14 17 31 28
2004–05 Iserlohn Roosters DEL 25 9 14 23 16
2005–06 Iserlohn Roosters DEL 47 12 32 44 79
2006–07 ERC Ingolstadt DEL 44 11 29 40 14 1 0 0 0 0
2007–08 ERC Ingolstadt DEL 18 7 12 19 6 3 1 2 3 2
2008–09 ERC Ingolstadt DEL 32 3 11 14 16
2009–10 HDD Olimpija Ljubljana EBEL 16 3 6 9 16
2010–11 HDD Olimpija Ljubljana EBEL 48 21 25 46 30 3 1 1 2 0
NHL totals 57 1 2 3 6
DEL totals 216 56 115 171 159 4 1 2 3 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Full name was found in Calgary Herald, dated November 12, 1977, births section page E6.
  2. ^ "Matt Higgins". Legends of Hockey.net. Retrieved 2010-04-22. 
  3. ^ Chris Boucher (2002-02-13). "Habs' draft picks...Where are they now?". Hockey's Future.com. Retrieved March 30, 2010. 

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Preceded by
Terry Ryan
Montreal Canadiens first round draft pick
1996
Succeeded by
Jason Ward