Zemgus Girgensons

Buffalo Sabres, Center
Age: 30-172d (Jan 05, 1994)
Exp: 9 Years
Country: LV
College: Dubuque
Drafted: Round 1 (#14 overall), 2012
Career Earnings

$18,647,500

2023-2023 Extension

Zemgus Girgensons signed a 1 year , $2,500,000 contract with the Buffalo Sabres, including $2,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,500,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $2,500,000
Average Salary:
$2,500,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2023-24 30 $2,500,000 2.99% $2,500,000 $2,500,000
2024-25 31
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Cap Hit Cap % League Cap
2023-24 30 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 2.99%
2024-25 31
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2023-24 30 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000
Source: NHL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2020-2022 Extension

Zemgus Girgensons signed a 3 year , $6,600,000 contract with the Buffalo Sabres, including $6,600,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,200,000.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $6,600,000
Average Salary:
$2,200,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2023 / UFA
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2019-2019

Zemgus Girgensons signed a 1 year , $1,600,000 contract with the Buffalo Sabres, including $1,600,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,600,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,600,000
Average Salary:
$1,600,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2020 / UFA
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2017-2018

Zemgus Girgensons signed a 2 year , $3,200,000 contract with the Buffalo Sabres, including $3,200,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,600,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $3,200,000
Average Salary:
$1,600,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2019 / RFA
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2016-2016

Zemgus Girgensons signed a 1 year , $1,150,000 contract with the Buffalo Sabres, including $1,150,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,150,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,150,000
Average Salary:
$1,150,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2017 / RFA
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2012-2015 Rookie

Zemgus Girgensons signed a 3 year , $4,200,000 contract with the Buffalo Sabres, including $277,500 signing bonus, $4,200,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,400,000.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $4,200,000
Average Salary:
$1,400,000
Signing Bonus:
$277,500
Free Agent:
2016 / RFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$18,647,500

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2012 19
Active
$92,500
$92,500
2013 20
Active
$1,467,500
$1,560,000
2014 21
Active
$1,205,000
$2,765,000
2015 22
Active
$832,500
$3,597,500
2016 23
Active
$1,150,000
$4,747,500
2017 24
Active
$1,600,000
$6,347,500
2018 25
Active
$1,600,000
$7,947,500
2019 26
Active
$1,600,000
$9,547,500
2020 27
Reserve
$2,000,000
$11,547,500
2021 28
Active
$2,200,000
$13,747,500
2022 29
Active
$2,400,000
$16,147,500
2023 30
Active
$2,500,000
$18,647,500
Total      
$18,647,500
$18,647,500
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2012
19
$92,500
$92,500
$92,500
2013
20
$900,000
$92,500
$475,000
$1,467,500
$1,560,000
2014
21
$900,000
$92,500
$212,500
$1,205,000
$2,765,000
2015
22
$832,500
$832,500
$3,597,500
2016
23
$1,150,000
$1,150,000
$4,747,500
2017
24
$1,600,000
$1,600,000
$6,347,500
2018
25
$1,600,000
$1,600,000
$7,947,500
2019
26
$1,600,000
$1,600,000
$9,547,500
2020
27
$2,000,000
$2,000,000
$11,547,500
2021
28
$2,200,000
$2,200,000
$13,747,500
2022
29
$2,400,000
$2,400,000
$16,147,500
2023
30
$2,500,000
$2,500,000
$18,647,500
Total
$17,682,500
$277,500
$687,500
$18,647,500
$18,647,500

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
12 $17,682,500 $277,500 $687,500 $18,647,500

Injuries

Year Dates Games Missed Reason
2017-18 BUF Feb 07, 2017 - Feb 25, 2017 0 Lower Body
2018-19 BUF Dec 29, 2018 - Jan 08, 2019 0 Upper Body
2020-21 BUF Jan 13, 2021 - May 08, 2021 0 Hamstring
2021-22 BUF Dec 28, 2021 - Jan 06, 2022 0 COVID-19
2021-22 BUF Jan 17, 2022 - Jan 25, 2022 0 Lower Body
2021-22 BUF Jan 30, 2022 - Mar 17, 2022 0 Undisclosed
2023-24 BUF Nov 25, 2023 - Dec 31, 2023 0 Lower Body
  • Jun 20, 2023 Signed a 1 year $2.5 million contract extension with Buffalo (BUF)
  • Oct 08, 2020 Signed a 3 year $6.6 million contract extension with Buffalo (BUF)
  • Jul 05, 2019 Signed a 1 year $1.6 million contract with Buffalo (BUF)
  • Aug 17, 2017 Signed a 2 year $3.2 million contract with Buffalo (BUF)
  • Sep 01, 2016 Signed a 1 year $1.15 million contract with Buffalo (BUF)
  • Jul 15, 2012 Signed a 3 year $4.2 million contract with Buffalo (BUF)
  • Jun 22, 2012 Drafted by Buffalo (BUF): Round 1 (#14 overall)
Year Team GP G A PTS +/- SOG PPG PPA SHG SHA Blk Hit PIM FO Won
2023 BUF 63 8 6 14 -1 73 0 0 0 0 36 130 21 94
2022 BUF 80 10 8 18 -5 114 0 1 0 0 49 96 14 94
2021 BUF 56 10 8 18 -7 92 3 1 0 0 25 81 27 143
2019 BUF 69 12 7 19 -1 85 0 0 1 0 20 110 10 30
2018 BUF 72 5 13 18 -11 78 0 0 0 0 29 144 17 28
2017 BUF 71 7 8 15 -12 113 0 0 2 0 32 134 26 23
2016 BUF 75 7 9 16 -7 112 0 0 0 0 26 120 18 273
2015 BUF 71 7 11 18 0 110 1 1 0 1 41 125 20 153
2014 BUF 61 15 15 30 -16 115 1 3 3 0 62 127 25 440
2013 BUF 67 7 14 21 -6 113 0 0 1 1 42 155 14 93
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