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Zemgus Girgensons

22-Year-Old Center – Buffalo Sabres

2016-17 NHL Stats

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Girgensons’ ice time was cut back by four minutes despite scoring 15 goals the previous season, mostly due to the result of an influx of new players. As a result, his production dropped, scoring just seven goals and 18 points in 71 games this past season. His offensive ceili...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 200   DOB: 1/5/1994   BORN: Riga, Latvia   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #14 Overall in 2012   Show ContractHide Contract

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Zemgus Girgensons Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $1.15 million contract with the Sabres in September of 2016.

December 5, 2016  –  Zemgus Girgensons News

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Girgensons scored his second goal of the season during Monday's overtime loss to Washington.

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Zemgus Girgensons NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2013-14 19 NHL BUF 70 8 14 22 -6 14 115 7.0 1 1 15:19 0 0 0 0:23 161 43
2014-15 20 NHL BUF 61 15 15 30 -16 25 115 13.0 1 3 19:05 1 3 4 2:04 127 62
2015-16 21 NHL BUF 71 7 11 18 0 20 110 6.4 1 0 15:02 1 1 2 0:51 125 41
2016-17 22 NHL BUF 25 2 3 5 -4 4 40 5.0 0 0 11:56 0 0 0 0:07 32 9

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Zemgus Girgensons – Playing Time Overview

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2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

11:56

Average Time On Ice

On average, Zemgus Girgensons was on the ice for 11:56.

0:07

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Zemgus Girgensons was on the ice for 0:07 during power plays.

0:12

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Zemgus Girgensons was on the ice for 0:12 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2014-15 19:05 2:04 2:04
2015-16 15:02 0:51 1:03
2016-17 11:56 0:07 0:12

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2016-17 NHL Game Log   Zemgus Girgensons
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Dec 5 @WAS 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 2 0 8:07 0:05
Dec 3 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 8:39 0:00
Dec 1 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 9:40 0:00
Nov 29 @OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 7:23 0:00
Nov 25 @WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 9:07 0:00
Nov 23 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 0 13:12 0:00
Nov 21 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 13:13 0:00
Nov 19 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 13:10 0:23
Nov 17 TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 14:43 0:01
Nov 15 @STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 1 13:52 0:00
Nov 12 @NJD 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 10:45 0:00
Nov 11 NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 14:26 0:00
Nov 9 OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 12:44 0:01
Nov 7 @BOS 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 1 12:49 0:00
Nov 5 @OTT 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 13:07 0:00
Nov 3 TOR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 13:43 0:00
Nov 1 @MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 12:10 0:00
Oct 30 @WPG 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 12:49 0:00
Oct 29 FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 12:17 0:00
Oct 27 MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 13:26 0:00
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Oct 25 @PHI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 11:54 0:09
Oct 20 @VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 13:20 1:15
Oct 18 @CGY 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 10:02 0:00
Oct 16 @EDM 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 12:12 0:38
Oct 13 MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 11:39 0:17

Zemgus Girgensons: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Girgensons played just 9:07 in Friday's loss at Washington and was held without a point, his 10th straight scoreless game.

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Girgensons had an assist in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Jets.

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After spending some time on the wing the previous season, Girgensons is set to be a full-time center this season, The Buffalo News reports.

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Girgensons signed a one-year deal with Buffalo on Thursday, TSN's Travis Yost reports.

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Girgensons, a pending restricted free agent, may join the KHL, WGR 550 reports.

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Girgensons played a career-high 71 games this season but finished with only seven goals and 11 assists.

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Girgensons skated with Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart at Monday's practice, reports Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News.

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Girgensons (lower body) will rejoin the lineup Sunday against the Avalanche.

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Girgensons (lower body) is expected to return to the lineup for Sunday's matchup with Colorado, John Vogl of The Buffalo News reports.

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Girgensons (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Paul Hamilton of WGR 550 reports.

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Girgensons (lower body) didn't take part in practice Wednesday, but hasn't been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Flyers, the Olean Times Herald reports.

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Girgensons (lower body) will not dress Tuesday against Florida.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016-17

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2015-16

At 21 years old, Girgensons has already seen a lot in his young career. He developed a cult following in his native Latvia that got him voted into the NHL All-Star Game as a starter this past season. And the hard-hitting center even has a rap song named after him. On the ice, his reputation as a power center is growing steadily. He delivered 15 goals and 127 hits in just 61 games last season, and will benefit significantly from the insulation that now comes with the improvements of the Sabres’ forward group. In 2015-16, he’ll likely slot into the third-line center role, where he should form a formidable line with Marcus Foligno and Johan Larsson. The former will bring grit; the latter will bring skill. And that combination should allow Girgensons to repeat -- and perhaps incrementally increase -- his production from 2014-15.

2014-15

At just 20 years old, Girgensons is seen as one of the league’s best young two-way players. A complete player who can skate, hit and contribute offensively, he is slated to be one of Buffalo’s top centers and could become the team’s best player by the end of the season. The 14th overall pick from 2012, Girgensons should only improve upon his 22-point rookie campaign. Buffalo is short on NHL-caliber centers, which means the burden on Girgensons could be even greater. Having performed admirably for Latvia at the Winter Olympics, he doesn’t seem to be the type to shirk extra responsibility. What Girgensons lacks in high-end skill, he more than makes up for with a hard work ethic.

2013-14

Girgensons played in the AHL as a teenager last season, scoring 17 points in 61 games with the Sabres’ affiliate in Rochester. The 2012 first-round pick took some time to adjust to pro hockey, but really turned a corner near the end of the season, leading Rochester with three goals in three playoff games. After a strong summer development camp, he heads to training camp attempting to win a roster spot with the big club. Those in keeper leagues should keep an eye on the 19-year old Latvian, as his combination of size and skill make him a tantalizing prospect. If he doesn’t break camp with the Sabres, he’ll likely be called up to show his stuff at some point during the season.

2012-13

Girgensons spurned a college career with the University of Vermont to sign an entry-level deal with the Sabres. He was the 14th overall selection in June's entry draft and will certainly have a shot at breaking camp with the Sabres. Have a close look at him in keeper leagues, but the Latvian pivot will likely benefit from some seasoning with the Sabres' AHL affiliate in Rochester. Girgensons put 55 points in 49 with Dubuque of the USHL. The Sabres will have to decide whether it's better to have him on the NHL roster or playing regularly in the AHL.