Paul Higgins (born January 13, 1962 in Saint John, New Brunswick) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who played 25 games in the National Hockey League for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Higgins was drafted in the 1981–82 to 1982–83. His only appearance in the post season was a single game in 1982–83 against the Minnesota North Stars in Game 4 of the Norris Division Semi-Finals at Maple Leaf Gardens. Higgins dressed in favour of the injured Jim Korn. His primary role in hockey was as a fighter and he was compared to the likes of Tiger Williams. In the 25 NHL regular season games that Higgins played, he was assessed 152 minutes in penalties.
NHL Regular Season
- Note: GP = Games played, G = Goals, A = Assists, PTS = Points, PIM = Penalties In Minutes
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After his Hockey Career
Paul Higgins, after a serious injury related to work, hung up his skates and decided to settle down with his wife Maureen Higgins. The couple then had their eldest son Joshua Higgins, soon after daughter Courtney Higgins and later Katherine Higgins. For the most part they raised their family In Barrie, Ontario where they had grown to love it but always stated that " it was never truly home". Paul and his family currently put their house in Barrie on the market and plan to move back East. (