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Zemgus Girgensons

23-Year-Old Center – Buffalo Sabres

2017-18 NHL Stats

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2017-18 NHL Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Girgensons had his worst season last year, finishing with a career-low 16 points in 75 games while averaging a little more than 13 minutes of ice time. Through four seasons, the Latvian has failed to develop into the reliable checking center the Sabres thought he'd be when t...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 207   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 two-year contract with the Sabres worth $1.6 million AAV in August of 2017.

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Girgensons will be a healthy scratch Tuesday against Colorado, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

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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 75 7 9 16 -7 18 112 6.3 0 0 13:10 0 0 0 0:04 120 26
2017-18 23 NHL BUF 25 1 2 3 -3 6 29 3.4 0 0 11:45 0 0 0 0:06 44 12
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Zemgus Girgensons – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Left Wing

2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

11:45

Average Time On Ice

On average, Zemgus Girgensons was on the ice for 11:45.

0:06

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Zemgus Girgensons was on the ice for 0:06 during power plays.

1:38

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Zemgus Girgensons was on the ice for 1:38 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 15:02 0:51 1:03
2016-17 13:10 0:04 1:09
2017-18 11:45 0:06 1:38

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2017-18 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 10 STL@STL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 11:18 0:03
Dec 8 CHI@CHI Did Not Play
Dec 5 COL@COL Did Not Play
Dec 2 PIT@PIT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 6 0 12:38 0:00
Dec 1 PIT 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 10:30 0:00
Nov 28 TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 8:47 0:00
Nov 25 MON@MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 0 11:42 0:00
Nov 24 EDM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 10:40 0:02
Nov 22 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 6:32 0:00
Nov 20 CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 15:10 0:00
Nov 18 CAR 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 9:31 0:00
Nov 17 DET@DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 11:03 0:08
Nov 14 PIT@PIT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 10:24 0:00
Nov 11 MON@MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 10:08 0:00
Nov 10 FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 12:43 0:00
Nov 7 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 11:37 0:24
Nov 4 DAL@DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 1 13:54 0:00
Nov 2 ARI@ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:19 0:00
Oct 28 SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 10:17 0:00
Oct 25 CLM@CLM 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 14:37 0:00
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Oct 24 DET Did Not Play
Oct 21 BOS@BOS Did Not Play
Oct 20 VAN Did Not Play
Oct 17 VGK@VGK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 2:30 0:00
Oct 15 ANA@ANA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 18:15 1:32
Oct 14 LOS@LOS 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 0 16:17 0:00
Oct 12 SAN@SAN 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 2 14:09 0:00
Oct 9 NJD 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 13:47 0:00
Oct 7 NYI@NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 9:44 0:14
Oct 5 MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 0 0 12:24 0:00

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

Girgensons recorded five hits and one shot on goal during Saturday's 3-0 loss to Montreal.

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Girgensons (lower body) will return to the lineup for Wednesday's contest against the Blue Jackets.

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Girgensons (lower body) was skating on the fourth line Tuesday, Sabres.com's Jourdon LaBarber reports.

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Girgensons is projected to be an injured scratch for Saturday's road game against the Bruins, according to NHL.com.

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Girgensons (lower body) won't suit up for Friday's game against the Canucks.

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Girgensons (undisclosed) is day-to-day with the injury he sustained in Tuesday's game against the Golden Knights.

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Girgensons blocked a shot in the first period and didn't return after the first intermission Tuesday against Vegas, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

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Girgensons scored his first goal of the season Saturday against the Kings.

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Girgensons dished out two helpers in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Sharks.

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Girgensons was spotted skating on Jack Eichel's left wing during Wednesday's practice, reports Sabres.com's Jourdon LaBarber.

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Girgensons was put on a line with Ryan O'Reilly and Kyle Okposo on Friday to open training camp, John Vogl of The Buffalo News reports.

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Girgensons agreed to terms on a two-year contract with Buffalo on Thursday worth $1.6 million of average annual value, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017-18

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2016-17

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 ceiling was never part of his intrigue, but he remains a reliable defensive center and occasional winger on a team bursting with offensive talent. Girgensons should be a key part of the Sabres' lineup, but his usual duties won’t often involve scoring.

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.