Zemgus Girgensons

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Birthday
5, 1994
Birthplace
Riga, Latvia
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
5, 1994 (age 25)
Birthplace
Riga, Latvia

About

Latvian hockey centre who, by being drafted with the fourteenth overall pick by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2012 NHL Draft, became the highest-drafted Latvian player in history. In 2013, he was named Latvian Rising Sportspersonality of the Year.

Before Fame

He played for the Green Mountain Glades in the Eastern Junior Hockey League.

Trivia

Due to a voting campaign held by rabid fans in his native Latvia, he received the most votes of any player for the 60th NHL All-Star Game.

Family Life

His father Aldis played professional hockey for Dinamo Riga.

Associated With

He and centre Sam Reinhart are both former first-round draft picks of the Sabres.