With his selection on Friday night, Zemgus Girgensons becomes the highest drafted player in UVM history. The Buffalo Sabres selected the 6-2, 198 pound Latvian Center with the 14th overall pick. Girgensons made the commitment to attend Vermont in the fall, but he could be convinced to sign a pro deal with Buffalo. That would mean he heads to the AHL and the start of a pro career. Girgensons has said in the past that he came to the United States to get an education, but won't make a decision on his immediate future until after Sabres Rookie Camp.
Here is UVM Hockey Head Coach Sneddon on Zemgus and the draft:
"Zemgus has been committed to the NCAA route for quite some time now; he values college hockey and education as the best pathway to develop. We are thrilled he has chosen UVM to continue his career, and we look forward to helping him develop on and off the ice. We believe he will be an exceptional student-athlete and a great pro player for the Buffalo Sabres."
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