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SABRES SIGN GIRGENSONS TO 3-YEAR CONTRACT

The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward Zemgus Girgensons to a three-year contract with an AAV of $2.2 million.


Highlights:

  • Tied his previous career high with 11 even-strength goals in 2019-20.
  • His 19 points (12+7) in 69 games last season marked his highest points-per-game total since he recorded a career-best 30 points (15+15) in 61 games in 2014-15.
  • Ranks 32nd on the franchise’s all-time games played list and has totaled seven shorthanded goals in seven seasons with the Sabres, tying for 15th-most in franchise history.

Post-Game Report: 2/23 vs. Winnipeg

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Jets
(32-27-5)
1 0 0 1 26
Sabres
(29-25-8)
1 0 1 2 25

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Today’s win joined Buffalo’s 5-2 win at Pittsburgh yesterday afternoon to give the Sabres their first back-to-back sweep of the season.
  • The Sabres are now 7-2-2 in afternoon games this season, including a 6-2-0 record at home.
  • Jonas Johansson stopped 25 of 26 shots today (.962) to earn his first NHL win in his third career start.
  • With two goals today, Kyle Okposo logged his 16th career multi-goal game and his first since March 31, 2018 at Nashville.
  • Okposo now has points in four straight games (4+1), marking his longest point streak since he tallied points in four straight games from Nov. 10 to 17, 2017.
  • Zemgus Girgensons recorded two assists today to give him three points (1+2) in two games this weekend.
  • Brandon Montour posted an assist today. He now has four points (2+2) and a plus-8 rating in his last five games.
  • Henri Jokiharju appeared in his 100th NHL game today.

 

Today’s Goaltenders

Today’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Jets Hellebuyck L 2 25
Sabres Johansson W 1 26
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Jets Hellebuyck 26-20-5 .918 2.72
Sabres Johansson 1-1-1 .910 2.28

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons

Sabres defneseman Jake McCabe

Sabres goaltender Jonas Johansson

Jets head coach Paul Maurice

Jets forward Cody Eakin

Jets forward Blake Wheeler

Jets forward Jansen Harkins

Post-Game Report: 10/11 vs. Florida

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Panthers
(1-2-1)
0 0 2 0 0 2 43
Sabres
(4-0-1)
0 1 1 0 1 3 32

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With tonight’s win, the Sabres are 4-0-1 through five games. It’s the first time Buffalo has started a season with points in five straight games since the team went 4-0-1 through its first five games of the 2009-10 season.
  • Buffalo has also begun the season with wins in each of the team’s first three home games for the first time since the 2008-09 season.
  • The Sabres went 4-for-4 on the penalty kill tonight. They have now killed each of their last six penalties.
  • Linus Ullmark, who earned the shootout win tonight, has the sixth-best career shootout save percentage (15-for-18, .833) of any NHL goaltender with at least 15 shots faced in shootouts.
  • With his goal tonight, Johan Larsson now has a point in each of his last two games against the Panthers.
  • Zemgus Girgensons notched two assists tonight to record the 19th two-point game of his career. He now has three assists in his last two games against Florida.
  • With primary assists on both of the team’s goals tonight, Kyle Okposo registered his first two-assist game since Nov. 19 at Pittsburgh.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Panthers Bobrovsky OTL .938 1.90
Sabres Ullmark W .953 1.85
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Panthers Bobrovsky 1-2-1 .882 3.87
Sabres Ullmark 1-0-1 .931 2.86

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Johan Larsson

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons

Sabres forward Casey Mittelstadt

Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark

Panthers head coach Joel Quenneville

Panthers forward Mike Hoffman

Panthers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky

SABRES SIGN GIRGENSONS TO ONE-YEAR CONTRACT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 5, 2019) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed forward Zemgus Girgensons on a one-year contract with an AAV of $1.6 million.

Last season, Girgensons (6’2”, 211 lbs., 1/5/1994) played 72 games for the Sabres and recorded 18 points (5+13), all of which came at even strength. His 18 even-strength points marked Girgensons’ highest total since he recorded a career-high 23 even-strength points in 2014-15.

Drafted by the Sabres in the first round (14th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft, Girgensons has recorded 119 points (49+70) and 120 penalty minutes in 420 career NHL games for Buffalo and appeared in the 2015 NHL All-Star Game. The Riga, Latvia native has represented his country numerous times, including the 2014 Winter Olympic Games and the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship.

SABRES QUALIFY SEVEN RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

BUFFALO, N.Y. (June 25, 2019) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has tendered a qualifying offer to the following restricted free agents:

Forwards Remi Elie, Zemgus Girgensons, Johan Larsson, Evan Rodrigues, C.J. Smith; defenseman Jake McCabe; goaltender Linus Ullmark.