|Written by Kevin Won|
June, 2013 - Girgensons had a rough start to the season, as he had to adapt to the pro game. He suffered a few small injuries along the way which hindered his development. He finished with a modest six goals and 11 assists in 61 games. Perhaps the more telling headline though was his improvement near the end of the season, which saw him develop great chemistry with recently acquired Johan Larsson and three goals in three playoff games. He was nominated as most improved player on the Rochester Americans by his team. Girgensons is a speedy forward who is both tenacious and relentless on the forecheck. He is described as a well-balanced forward by many scouts, and his work ethic is impressive on and off the ice. Look for the highly-touted Latvian forward to take a bigger top-six role on Rochester in the 2013-2014 campaign and expect him to be among the first call-ups should the Sabres get hit with the injury bug. Kevin Won
July 2012 – Buffalo has given Girgensons a three year entry level contract. He will start his pro career in Rochester of the AHL and prove his value right away amongst men. The AHL normally does not allow players to start a year if they are not turning 20 years of age before the new year (Zemgus is 18 and has a January birthday), but he fits in a loophole in their rules because he is a European based prospect, despite playing the past couple seasons in the USHL. Jason Banks
February, 2012 – Currently in his second season as a member of the USHL’s Dubuque Fighting Saints, Zemgus Girgensons has a lethal shot and a bit of a nasty side. The skilled Latvian has committed to the University of Vermont for 2012, where he’ll continue to develop his skating and defensive zone play against a higher level of competition. John Canario
Fantasy Outlook: A
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|Last Updated on Monday, 17 June 2013 15:03|