Zemgus Girgensons' draft journey 

January, 19, 2012
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Literally and figuratively, Zemgus Girgensons has come a long way.

The projected first-rounder in June's NHL draft was 14 and living in his native Latvia four short years ago, but he had big dreams of emulating compatriots like Arturs Irbe, Sandis Ozolinsh and Kaspars Daugavins and continuing his hockey career on the other side of the world.