Matthew Highmore

Chicago Blackhawks

Fantasy Summary

Speed kills and that’s Highmore’s biggest asset as it puts him into great positions on the ice to score. For leagues that are deeper, Highmore shoots the puck a lot and does not hesitate to throw a hit or block a shot.

Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 20, 1996
Height 5‘11”
Weight 181 lbs
Drafted No


April 2020 – Highmore has signed a two-year deal with the Blackhawks. The contract is worth an average annual value of $725,000, and runs through the 2021-22 season. Highmore has fit in nicely on the Hawks fourth line, chipping in with six points in 36 games. Do not expect much more offence from him if his minutes stay around the same. It is important to note that he still has the skill to produce at a much better pace but needs to see the ice a little more. Tony Carr


November 2018 – The injury bug bit hard as Highmore had to undergo surgery to his right shoulder. The surgery was successful and Highmore is expected to make a full recovery but will miss the next four to six months according to team doctors. Tony Carr


February 2018- Highmore’s rookie season continues to be an enviable one. From finishing second in the AHL’s fastest skater competition, to scoring a goal during the AHL’s All-Star game, to setting the Rockford Icehogs’ record for goals by a rookie, to leading his team in scoring, to sitting tied for second in rookie goal scoring overall. Highmore has been making it impossible for the Blackhawks to ignore him, earning his first NHL call up.  Tony Carr


December 2017- Highmore has registered his second hat trick of the season. The smooth skating product of the Saint John Sea Dogs leads Rockford in scoring. Tony Carr


December 2017- Highmore continues his fast start, currently tied for second in rookie goal scoring in the AHL. The undrafted prospect from Halifax continues to impress and should be rewarded with a taste of NHL action if he can continue at this rate. Tony Carr


November 2017- Highmore has made a great transition to professional hockey, scoring 10 points in his first 14 games. This shouldn’t surprise anyone who’s watched him use his speed as a weapon over his past few seasons in the QMJHL. Highmore is your typical new age player; fast, smart, can play anywhere in the lineup and very responsible. Tony Carr


May 2017 – Setting career highs in goals, assists and points is a great way to finish your final season in junior and that’s exactly what he did. Signed by the Blackhawks as free agent in March, Highmore added 24 points in the Saint John Seadogs run to the President’s Cup and 3 points in the Memorial Cup. An elite, effortless skater, Highmore has the ability to make his teammates look very good on the ice as he rarely looks for the spotlight, preferring to let the guys around him enjoy it. Highmore has been very involved in the community as well, making him a great addition to the Blackhawks off the ice as well as on it. Tony Carr


April 2017 – The Saint John Sea Dogs continue to roll along in the QMJHL playoffs as does Highmore. After finishing his final regular season with a career high 89 points, Highmore continues scoring in the playoffs with 14 points in just 10 games. The smooth skating center was the recipient of two team issued awards in March as top scorer and MVP. Tony Carr


March 2017 – The recently signed Highmore celebrated his contract signing by going out in his next game and notching a four point night (one goal, three assists) and became the Saint John Seadogs all time leader in assists in the process, besting the mark of 153 set by Jonathan Huberdeau in 2013. Tony Carr

March 2017 – The Chicago Blackhawks have signed the undrafted overager from the Saint John Seadogs of the QMJHL to a three-year entry-level contract. Leading the Seadogs in scoring, Highmore has the ability to dominate a game with his world-class speed. More than that, he is a true 200-foot player, being counted on to win faceoffs late in games in the offensive and defensive zones, which he has been doing at better than 50 per cent.

Highmore plays in all situations (32 PP points, five SH points) and shows up when the game is on the line (five game-winning goals). A complete player who excels in whatever role he’s given. Tony Carr


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2007-2008 Cape Breton Screaming Eagles QC Int PW - - - - - |          
 2008-2009 Cape Breton Screaming Eagles QC Int PW - - - - - |          
 2010-2011 Dartmouth Ice Dawgs NSMMHL 35 13 14 27 14 | Playoffs 9 1 4 5
  Team Nova Scotia CWG 3 0 0 0 0 |          
 2011-2012 Steele Subaru U18 NSMMHL 25 13 13 26 42 | Playoffs 16 3 8 11 18 
 2012-2013 Saint John Sea Dogs QMJHL 30 4 5 9 26 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0
  Canada Atlantic U17 WHC-17 5 1 3 4 4 |          
 2013-2014 Saint John Sea Dogs QMJHL 68 19 31 50 62 |          
 2014-2015 Saint John Sea Dogs QMJHL 62 11 13 24 60 | Playoffs 5 0 1 1
 2015-2016 Saint John Sea Dogs QMJHL 65 22 53 75 38 | Playoffs 17 9 11 20 12 
 2016-2017 Saint John Sea Dogs QMJHL 64 34 55 89 46 | Playoffs 18 6 18 24 14 
  Saint John Sea Dogs M-Cup 4 0 3 3 4 |          
 2017-2018 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 13 2 0 2 0 |          
  Rockford IceHogs AHL 64 24 19 43 24 | Playoffs 13 2 7 9
 2018-2019 Rockford IceHogs AHL 12 3 6 9 6 |          
 2019-2020 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 36 2 4 6 6 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
  Rockford IceHogs AHL 21 4 8 12 14 |