Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Tim Higgins
Tim Higgins had logged four seasons of junior hockey and one Memorial Cup appearance before being drafted by Chicago in 1978. He spent some time honing his professional skills in the minors before making his NHL debut with the Black Hawks during the 1978-79 season.

By the following season, he had earned a full-time job with the Hawks and tallied 25 points in 74 games. In 1980-81, Higgins had his career best point totals - 24 goals and 35 assists in 78 games. His totals were not far behind the next year when he combined for 50 points in 74 games. His numbers started to fall off somewhat in 1982-83 and deteriorated even more the following season when lack of ice time and disagreements with coaching staff took a heavy toll.

After a trade to the New Jersey Devils in January 1984, Higgins bounced back, scoring 18 goals in 37 games with the Devils. The next two seasons Higgins was again in good scoring form, and he remained with the Devils until the end of the 1985-86 season. In June of 1986 he was traded to Detroit for Claude Loiselle. Higgins played his last two professional seasons with the Red Wings, retiring in 1989 after 706 NHL games.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1974-75 Ottawa Jr. Senators ON-Jr.A 22 1 3 4 6 4 1 1 2 2
1974-75 Ottawa 67's OMJHL 22 1 3 4 6
1975-76 Ottawa 67's OMJHL 59 15 10 25 59 12 1 2 3 20
1976-77 Ottawa 67's OMJHL 66 35 52 87 80 19 10 14 24 39
1976-77 Ottawa 67's M-Cup 5 4 3 7 0
1977-78 Ottawa 67's OMJHL 50 41 60 101 99 16 9 13 22 36
1978-79 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 36 7 16 23 30 +6 4 0 0 0 0
1978-79 New Brunswick Hawks AHL 17 3 5 8 14
1979-80 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 74 13 12 25 50 -15 7 0 3 3 10
1980-81 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 78 24 35 59 86 +20 3 0 0 0 0
1981-82 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 74 20 30 50 85 -6 12 3 1 4 15
1982-83 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 64 14 9 23 63 -4 13 1 3 4 10
1983-84 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 32 1 4 5 21 +1
1983-84 New Jersey Devils NHL 37 18 10 28 27 -4
1984-85 New Jersey Devils NHL 71 19 29 48 30 -10
1985-86 New Jersey Devils NHL 59 9 17 26 47 +7
1986-87 Detroit Red Wings NHL 77 12 14 26 124 -2 12 0 1 1 16
1987-88 Detroit Red Wings NHL 62 12 13 25 94 +5 13 1 0 1 26
1988-89 Detroit Red Wings NHL 42 5 9 14 62 0 1 0 0 0 0
1988-89 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 14 7 4 11 24
NHL Totals 706 154 198 352 719 65 5 8 13 77


Traded to New Jersey by Chicago for Jeff Larmer, January 11, 1984. Traded to Detroit by New Jersey for Claude Loiselle, June 25, 1986.
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