2012-13: Selected by Buffalo in 1st round (14th overall) of the NHL Draft.
Latvian forward playing for the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL is the
18th-ranked North American skater by NHL Central Scouting...Recorded 24 goals
and 55 points in 49 games for the Fighting Saints in 2011-12...Also
represented Team Latvia at the 2012 World Junior Championship...Has committed
to play college hockey this fall at the University of Vermont...Has excellent
size and grit, but scouts wonder if his offensive skill set will translate to
the NHL level...Even without a dynamic offensive game, many believe Girgensons
could be a productive two-way center in the NHL.