Zemgus Girgensons, a forward with the Green Mountain Glades, has verbally committed to joining the University of Vermont’s Class of’16, according to the Glades’ Web site.
A native of Regal, Latvia, is a 6-foot-1, 175-pound forward. Among the schools he was considering were Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern, Maine, Merrimack and New Hampshire.
Girgensons, 16, began the season with Green Mountain’s U-18 team, scored a team-high 17 goals and 12 assists in 19 games before joining the Glades’ A team in the Eastern Junior Hockey League. He has seven goals and 10 assists in 18 games in a league featuring many 19- and 20-year-old players.
Girgensons’ decision is contingent upon admission to the university. UVM head coach Kevin Sneddon cannot comment on prospective student-athletes until they are admitted by the university and have signed an NCAA letter-of-intent.
Current Glades teammates Connor Anthoine and Thomas Forgione have also given commitments to UVM. The three are scheduled to begin their Catamount careers in the fall of 2012.