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.


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October 2020- Highmore’s stock rose substantially during the play-in round and playoffs this season. While he was still in a bottom-six role, he did chip in with some timely offense, including a game-tying goal against the Oilers and the game-winning goal against Vegas, the Blackhawks only win of the series. Hopefully, this will earn him a few more minutes per game and maybe see a small rise in production. Tony Carr

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

Attributes
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

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2007-2008 Cape Breton Screaming EaglesQC Int PW- - -- -|        
 2008-2009 Cape Breton Screaming EaglesQC Int PW- - -- -|        
 2010-2011 Dartmouth Ice DawgsNSU18MHL35 13 1427 14|Playoffs9 1 45
  Team Nova ScotiaCWG3 0 00 0|        
 2011-2012 Steele Subaru U18NSU18MHL25 13 1326 42|Playoffs16 3 811 18 
 2012-2013 Saint John Sea DogsQMJHL30 4 59 26|Playoffs4 0 00
  Canada Atlantic U17WHC-175 1 34 4|        
 2013-2014 Saint John Sea DogsQMJHL68 19 3150 62|        
 2014-2015 Saint John Sea DogsQMJHL62 11 1324 60|Playoffs5 0 11
 2015-2016 Saint John Sea DogsQMJHL65 22 5375 38|Playoffs17 9 1120 12 
 2016-2017 Saint John Sea DogsQMJHL64 34 5589 46|Playoffs18 6 1824 14 
  Saint John Sea DogsM-Cup4 0 33 4|        
 2017-2018 Chicago BlackhawksNHL13 2 02 0|        
  Rockford IceHogsAHL64 24 1943 24|Playoffs13 2 79
 2018-2019 Rockford IceHogsAHL12 3 69 6|        
 2019-2020 Chicago BlackhawksNHL36 2 46 6|Playoffs9 3 14
  Rockford IceHogsAHL21 4 812 14|        
 2020-2021 Chicago BlackhawksNHL- - -- -|        

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