The Boston University Terriers freshman was a member of one of the nation’s most exciting and potent rookie lines in 2005-06. Higgins registered 21 points (eights goals, 13 assists). His sensational goal in the Beanpot Tournament semi-final game versus Harvard on Feb. 6 will go down as one of the year’s best highlight reel goals.
Higgins is a dynamic and tenacious player. He combines speed and quickness with great poise and patience with the puck. Despite his small stature, Higgins is a difficult player to contain and move off of the puck. He is also strong on his skates and moves quite well through traffic. He possesses a quick release and a terrific wrist-shot. Higgins was utilized at center quite a bit this season due to his excellent defensive play. Aside from continuing to grow into his body, Higgins could stand to play the body more.