The Vancouver Canucks today announced the re-signing of forward Chris Higgins to a four-year, $10 million contract extension.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Higgins, 29, was eligible for unrestricted free agency this summer, but has found a home with the Canucks. Last season was his best, with 43 points in 71 games. He’s become a key member of their checking lines, so it’s no surprise he was re-signed. His new contract is worth an average annual salary of $2.5 million, a nice raise over the $1.9 million per season of his current deal.