Latvian forward Zemgus Girgensons has been suspended for butt-ending his stick in retaliation to a check by Slovak defenceman Branislav Mezei. The incident occurred during the first period in the game between Slovakia and Latvia on Thursday with the score 2-1 for Latvia. Girgensons will miss Latvia’s next game on Saturday against Germany. participated at the 2012 World [...]
Congrats to Matt Hackett. "The other guy" iun the Pominville just won his first game in Amerks gear.
He trailed 2-0 early on, however, he stayed poised and gave his team a chance to tie it at 2 late in the third period on PPGs by Nick Crawford and Zemgus Girgensons.
'Rochester and Albany would play OT, with no luck.
Then, the shootout.
Hackett made all...
Tough break for Amerks rookie, Zemgus Girgensons. He sustained an upper body injury when he was trucked on the wall during Friday nightâs 5-2 win over the Albany Baby Devils. The Latvian rookiewill miss at least a week.
The Sabres surprised many draft observers when they selected Girgo 14th overall (USHL Dubuque) in last Juneâs NHL Entry Draft.
The eighteen year...
Zemgus Girgensons is not you average, run-of-the-mill NHL hockey prospect.
He has taken the road less traveled to pro hockey.
Girgo was selected 14th overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Sabres. With the selection Girgensons became the highest drafted Latvian born player in NHL history. He was picked 16 spots higher than fellow Latvian Sandis OzoliÅsh in 1991.
Are expectations for first-round picks Mikhail Grigorenko and Zemgus Girgensons too high? I don’t believe so. In episode 3 of my 5-part audio series with Joe Pinzone of Buffalo Wins, things get a bit heated as I try to quell Joe’s propensity for shooting down fan excitement over Buffalo’s highly regarded prospects.
Listen or download the audio below…
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...
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July 13, 2012
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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...
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.
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 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...