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Round 2
Round 3
Stanley Cup Final

Zemgus Girgensons

North American Skater - Dubuque, USHL
Final Rank:18Midterm Rank:12
Position:CenterShoots:Left
Height:6' 2"Weight:198
Born:January 5, 1994
Born in:Riga, LVA
Drafted: 2012: BUF (1st Round / 14th Overall)  Buffalo Sabres
• He led the Dubuque Fighting Saints in scoring this season registering 55 points (24-31--55) in 49 games. His six game-winning goals were tied for fourth in the United States Hockey League.

• Girgensons has committed to the University of Vermont for the fall of 2012.

• In 2010-11, he finished third overall on Dubuque with 49 points (21-28--49) in 51 games and was selected to the mid-season Western Conference All-Stars. He had eight points (3-5--8) over 11 games in the playoffs helping Dubuque capture the 2010-11 USHL Championship.

• Girgensons represented Latvia at the 2012 World Junior Championship and the 2010 World Under-18 Championship.

• His first introduction to the North American game was in 2008 through the Selects summer hockey program. In 2009-10, he played for Vermont’s Green Mountain Glades in the Eastern Junior Hockey League.

• He first put skates on at the age of three with his father, Aldis, who had played in Russia’s second league.

FAVORITES

NHL team: Detroit Red Wings
NHL player: Rick Nash, Ryan Smith, Ryan Kesler
Goal celebration: Arms up
Video game: COD, Black Ops and NHL 11
Movie: Troy, The Town
TV Show: Two and Half Men
Actors: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Blake Lively
Website: NHL.com, sportacentrs.com (Latvian)
Restaurant: Olive Garden
Sport (other than hockey): Soccer
Breakfast food: Eggs or oatmeal
Place to visit: Italy

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2009-2010GREEN MOUNTAIN (defunct)EJHL2311172813
2010-2011DUBUQUEUSHL5121284946
2011-2012DUBUQUEUSHL4924315569




Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.

— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild