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Higgins agrees to terms with Rangers

TSN.ca Staff

7/6/2009 2:09:36 PM

Restricted free agent Christopher Higgins has agreed to terms with the New York Rangers.

The 26-year old was acquired by the Rangers, along with Ryan McDonagh and Pavel Valentenko, from the Montreal Canadiens, in exchange for Scott Gomez, Tom Pyatt and Mike Busto on June 30.

Terms of the deal were not released.

Higgins appeared in 57 games with the Montreal Canadiens this past season, registering 12 goals and 11 assists for 23 points, along with 22 penalty minutes.

He has skated in 282 regular season contests with Montreal, recording 84 goals and 67 assists for 151 points, along with 96 penalty minutes.

The Smithtown, New York native was originally Montreal's first round choice, 14th overall, in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.