NHL Draft Pick - Zemgus Girgensons
Friday June 22, 2012
Dubuque Fighting Saints forward Zemgus Girgensons was selected 14th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2012 NHL Draft. (Photo by Getty Images)
Dubuque Fighting Saints forward Zemgus Girgensons talks after being selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the first round (14th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft. He reflects on his time in the USHL, looks ahead to playing in the NHL, and becoming the first native of Latvia to be selected in the first round.
Interview - Zemgus Girgensons
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrated its 10th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2011-12. With 28 picks during the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, 13 NHL draftees on its rosters this season, and 280 players already committed to NCAA Division I schools this season, the USHL has emerged as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent. For more information, visit us on the web at www.USHL.com or visit the League’s multiple social media platforms, including Facebook (www.facebook.com/ushlhockey), twitter (www.twitter.com/ushl), and YouTube (www.youtube.com/ushlinteractive). Fans can also watch USHL action online all season long, live or on-demand via FASTHockey (ushl.fasthockey.com).
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