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The Sabres signed forward Zemgus Girgensons, one of their two first-round draft selections, on Friday to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Girgensons, a native of Riga, Latvia, is the highest Latvian ever selected in the draft, and spent the last two seasons in the United States Hockey League.
He was alternate captain for Team Latvia at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship, where he scored two goals in six games.
The Sabres won 39 games last season, and finished with 89 points. They did not make the postseason.
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Zemgus Girgensons faces an interesting dilemma.
The Buffalo Sabres second first round draft pick of 2012, due to playing in the USHL, can either stick with his commitment to play at the University of Vermont, or begin his professional career at age 18 with the Rochester Americans.
The question has been asked countless times since the draft, and now the time has come that Girgensons...
Well, the decision process didn’t take very long at all.
Former Fighting Saint captain Zemgus Girgensons has signed with the Buffalo Sabres. @zemgus94 Story to come on DubuqueFightingSaints.com
— DBQ Fighting Saints (@Fighting_Saints) July 13, 2012
Last night, after the Sabres blue and gold scrimmage, Girgensons stated that he was going to try and make a decision today (Friday...
Zemgus Girgensons is switching colleges.
He will not attend the University of Vermont in the Fall. Instead he will turn pro and attend Sabres University.
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Today marks the final day of Development Camp for the Sabres as their final scrimmage of the week will take place later today. However, the big news came from Joe Yerdon who noted that Zemgus Girgensons signed his entry level contract and will play in Rochester next season.
Girgensons was one of the most impressive players at the camp this week, using...