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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