I believe he can develop into a great player. Maybe not a 40 goal scorer, but a solid 2 way forward. All he needs is a good couple of games to boost his confidence.
Do people here think he's a prospect or something? He's a 2-way 3rd line forward. He's a very good player for his paycheque.
But to be brutally honest, since he's playing on our 2nd line, his position is upgradable. If he plays on the 4th line with Kassian/Burrows holding the 1st and 2nd spot, then he is a REALLY good 4th liner for this team.
Higgins' position depends on Kassian at this point. I personally don't think Higgins can be consistent enough to stay on the second line.