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Vancouver Canucks sign forwards Chris Higgins and Steven Pinizzotto @NHL

VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks signed forwards Chris Higgins and Steven Pinizzotto on Sunday.

Higgins, 28, split last season between the Canucks and Florida Panthers, registering 28 points (13 goals, 15 assists) in 62 games. He tied a Canucks record for most game-winning goals in a playoff year (three).

Higgins has appeared in 411 career NHL games over seven seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Calgary Flames, Panthers and Canucks, recording 196 points (105 goals, 91 assists).

Pinizzotto, 27, spent last season with the AHL's Hershey Bears, registering 42 points (17 goals, 25 assists) in 68 games. He also had two goals and two assists in six playoff games.

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