Andrew Weiss, one of writers from the USHL, put together a list of 10 eligibles to keep an eye on, much like we've done with the three CHL leagues earlier in the week. This is the last in our league introductory series, but will have more by position later in the week.
Among those names is Zemgus Girgensons:
Placing as much importance in his play in his own end as he does in the offensive zone, Zemgus Girgensons appears to be the best two way centre available in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Girgensons is a real shifty player, but also displays flash with the puck on his stick. One of his strongest attributes is his skating as he has a very powerful stride. Enough cannot be said about the six-foot-two centre’s ability to put the team on his back and be a leader despite his age. His “lead by example” attitude will help the much younger Fighting Saints team this season.
love the name. He is one of the guys I'm following, hope the Devils get a shot at him.
The Devils would be a fantastic fit for Girgensons. He plays their style of game by being defensively responsible and also chipping in some offense. I don't think enough people know about Zemgus and think he's going to be a "scorer" because it seems like all prospects from non-Top 6 nations are going to have to be "scorers" to make it. He's got a great all around game to him.