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Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (21) / 1/5/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
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Zemgus Girgensons wasn't able to get a point during the All-Star Game, but he enjoyed his time there.
"It's unbelievable skill out there," Girgensons said. "It was just fun seeing all the guys do cool stuff and seeing all those goals. If I was a goalie in this game, I would be ... not happy." Team Toews defeated Team Foligno by a score of 17-12 in the contest. Girgensons was the leading vote-getter for the event, as his Latvian fans stuffed the ballot box. He played on a line with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Radim Vrbata during the match. Jan 26 - 10:28 AM

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Zemgus Girgensons has 44 career points, which is the fourth most of any Latvian to play in the NHL.

He ranks behind just Sandis Ozolinsh as well as the late Sergei Zholtok and Karlis Skrastins. Coach Ted Nolan, who has coached for the Latvian national team, knows that Latvians are passionate about hockey and he's happy that they showed up in force to support Girgensons to get him into the All-Star Game. "If there was a vote for anything, I'd certainly love to be Latvian because you know you're going to get the support, particularly sports figures," Nolan said. "Maybe he got the Latvian vote to help him in this time, but I think his natural abilities are going to help get him in the next time and the times after that."
Jan 23 - 7:06 AM

Zemgus Girgensons scored twice in the Sabres’ 4-3 loss to the Flyers on Saturday night.

The All-Star has a lot of catching up to do to make his numbers look "All-Star"-worthy and tonight was a good start. Girgensons had gone eight games without a point, and he now has 13 goals and 22 points this season. Tyler Ennis netted the other goal. Matt Moulson got two helpers.
Jan 17 - 10:14 PM

The 2015 All-Star Game's six fan-voted roster spots went to top vote-getter Zemgus Girgensons as well as five Chicago Blackhawks.

Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Brent Seabrook, Duncan Keith and Corey Crawford also were assured spots by voting. Girgensons has 20 points in 39 games so far in 2014-15, which is nice development for a young player, so hopefully this awkward honor doesn't cause him any issues.

Zemgus Girgensons scored his team-leading 11th goal of the season in Buffalo's 5-2 loss to Ottawa on Monday.

Buffalo was outshot 10-2 in the third period and Girgensons had them both. He has 20 points 37 games this campaign and is just two points away from equaling his total from his rookie year.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 08:31:00 AM

Zemgus Girgensons notched a goal and an assist in Thursday's win against the Calgary Flames.

He produced the game-tying goal in the third period and then earned a helper on Matt Moulson's winning marker shortly after to give the Sabres a 4-3 triumph. Girgensons leads the team with nine goals and he ranks second with 16 points in 29 games. He's currently playing on the top line with Tyler Ennis and Moulson.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 09:15:00 AM

Zemgus Girgensons is still crushing the competition in the NHL all-star voting race.

Girgensons has 803,805 votes while the second place Patrick Kane has 375,758. His native Latvia can be thanked for the lopsided result as 82% of his votes have come from that country.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 02:48:00 PM

Zemgus Girgensons scored an important goal for the Sabres Tuesday as they defeated the Lightning by a score of 2-1 in a shootout.

Girgensons's goal with less than four minutes to play in the third period tied the score at 1-1 and allowed the Sabres to prevail in a shootout. He has now scored eight times on the season and oozes potential for bigger things. Tyler Myers and Josh Gorges picked up helpers on the lone goal.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 11:48:00 PM

Zemgus Girgensons is the runaway leader in the NHL all-star voting through two weeks.

Girgensons is the only player in the NHL from Latvia and apparently that's where a lot of his votes are coming from. He now has 399,356 votes, which easily tops the next highest player, P.K. Subban, who has 240,362. Sidney Crosby is second among forwards with 218,672. Girgensons has seven goals and 13 points in 24 games this season.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 05:54:00 PM

Zemgus Girgensons leads all NHL forwards in all-star voting.

Yes, you read that correctly. Girgensons is a good player but he shouldn't have more votes than Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews and Steven Stamkos. Many believe that his home country of Latvia have stuffed the ballot box throughout the voting process. "I've seen the votes. I've seen it. There's not a lot I have to do with it. It's not me voting," Girgensons said. "It's the fans back home. We got some crazy hockey fans back home." The 20-year-old trails on Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban in overall votes.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 12:05:00 PM

Zemgus Girgensons has meshed very nicely on the Sabres' top line with Matt Moulson and Tyler Ennis.

In the Sabres' last seven games (since the line was put together) Girgensons, Moulson and Ennis have combined for nine goals and 22 points. Not too shabby for a Buffalo team that was struggling for offense earlier in the season. It goes without saying that if any of these three players are available on your wire, they should be considered as viable acquisition targets.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 09:06:00 AM

Zemgus Girgensons has been a big part of Buffalo's offensive picture early into the 2014-15 campaign.

He's been playing with Tyler Ennis and Matt Moulson lately, which has helped his role as an offensive threat take shape. "It's just a case of getting the chances," Girgensons said Monday. "Playing with Moulson and Ennis has opened up a lot of ice and given us a lot of opportunities to score. There's a time where you can catch the other team off their guard, a little bit flat-footed. You can really get some good opportunities that way and that's what I've been doing." Girgensons has four goals in his last four games and seven points in his past seven outings. He's tied with Ennis for the club lead with six markers and he sits third on the team with 10 points in 19 matches. The 20-year-old forward has also amassed 44 hits this year.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 08:40:00 AM

Zemgus Girgensons had a goal and an assist but the Sabres were thrashed 6-3 by the Wild on Thursday night.

Girgensons, the 20-year-old Latvian, is proving to be a decent player in the NHL. His fantasy value, however, will be hampered as long as the Sabres are at the bottom of the league and getting dominated every night. The forward has eight points through 18 games this season.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 11:41:00 PM

Zemgus Girgensons scored the lone goal for the Sabres on Saturday night in their 6-1 loss to the Penguins.

The 20-year-old first-round pick from the 2012 draft certainly has the ability to be a very good NHL player. Unfortunately, the situation he finds himself in is not conducive to that. Girgensons has three goals and six points this season. Josh Gorges and Brian Gionta had the helpers.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 09:39:00 PM

Zemgus Girgensons notched a goal for the Sabres, who were dominated by the Blackhawks in a 6-2 loss Saturday night.

The 20-year-old has goals in two straight games. The 2012 first-round pick probably needs more time to develop, preferably in the AHL or at least in a sheltered role in the NHL. He might not get that with the Sabres, who are likely to finish as one of the league’s worst teams. Tyler Ennis had the other goal. Drew Stafford picked up two assists.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 12:40:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Tyler Ennis
2Cody Hodgson
3Zemgus Girgensons
4Matt Ellis
5Tim Schaller
LW1Matt Moulson
2Marcus Foligno
3Brian Flynn
4Cody McCormick
5Nicolas Deslauriers
RW1Drew Stafford
2Chris Stewart
3Brian Gionta
4Torrey Mitchell
5Zac Dalpe
6Patrick Kaleta
D1Tyler Myers
2Rasmus Ristolainen
3Josh Gorges
4Nikita Zadorov
5Mike Weber
6Andre Benoit
7Andrej Meszaros
8Tyson Strachan
G1Jhonas Enroth
2Michal Neuvirth
3Matthew Hackett