Marcus Hogberg
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Marcus Hogberg

Hometown:

Orebro Sweden

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1994-11-25

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2013

Catches:

Left

Drafted:

2013

Height:

6-4

Acquired:

3rd round (78th overall), 2013

Weight:

194 lbs.

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History

2009-10: Marcus Hogberg played U16 hockey in his hometown of Orebro and competed in the TV-Pucken tournament for high school players in Sweden. In eight games during the TV-Pucken tournament he had a 2.80 goals against and .917 save percentage.

2010-11: Hogberg moved to the Linkoping club in Sweden’s top division. He appeared in four games with the club’s U20 team and finished with the top save percentage (.933) in the U18 elite league’s South Division. He had a 4.43 goals against and .840 save percentage in four games with Linkoping’s U20 team. Hogberg played 27 games for Linkopiing’s U18 team including regional play and the Allsvenskan season. Linkoping reached the U18 quarterfinals and Hogberg finished with a 2.55 goals against and .910 save percentage in five playoff games.

2011-12: Hogberg skated for the Linkoping U20 team as a 17-year-old, appearing in 35 games, and capped the year by winning a silver medal with Sweden at the 2012 U18 World Junior Championship. After finishing the regular season with a 2.48 goals against and .919 save percentage, Hogberg was 6-0 in the playoffs with a 1.64 goals against and .939 save percentage as Liinkopings captured the U20 championship. Hogberg appeared in two games at the U18 WJC as a backup to Oscar Dansk and was 1-0 with a 3.44 goals against and .889 save percentage.

2012-13: Hogberg made his pro debut in Sweden’s Elitserien, appearing in three games for Linkoping, while also skating for the club’s U20 team. He was 1-1 with a 2.57 goals against and .884 save percentage in Elitserien play for the fifth-place club. In 23 regular season games for Linkoping’s U20 team he had a 2.41 goals against and .917 save percentage. He did not see any action in the U20 playoffs as 19-year-old Jacob Johansson handled the goaltending for Linkoping. Hogberg was the fourth ranked European goalie in Central Scouting’s final rankings and was selected by Ottawa in the third round (78th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.

2013-14:Hogberg played in 15 games, including the post-season, with Linkoping in the re-christened SHL and skated for Mora in Allsvenskan. He played one game with Sweden’s U20 team at the 2014 World Junior Championship. Hogberg was 3-1 in four regular season starts for Linkoping with a 1.08 goals against and .960 save percentage. He started the first game of Linkoping’s play-in series against MODO but was replaced by veteran Christian Engstrand early in the second period after allowing three goals on 21 shots. Linkoping came back to win the game in overtime, 5-4. Two nights later Hogberg stopped all 29 shots he faced in a 4-0 shutout win. Linkoping reached the playoff semifinals against eventual champion Skelleftea.  Sharing time with Engstrand, Hogberg was 3-5 in nine playoff games with a 3.07 goals against and .908 save percentage. He was 5-8 in 15 Allsvenskan games for Mora and had a 2.93 goals against and .892 save percentage. Backing up starter Oscar Dansk with the silver medal Sweden U20 team, Hogberg made his only start of the tournament against Norway, stopping 13 shots in a 10-0 win. Sweden lost to Finland in overtime, 3-2, in the gold medal game.  

2014-15: Hogberg played in 27 regular season games for Linkoping in his first SHL season — sharing the goaltending duties with veteran David Rautio. He was 12-12-0 with 3 shutouts and had a 2.30 goals against and .917 save percentage. Linkopings finished third in the regular season, three points behind eventual playoff champion Vaxjo, and lost to Skelleftea in the playoff semifinals. Hogberg was 1-4 in six playoff games with a 3.18 goals against and .903 save percentage. Hogberg was 2-0, stopping 70 of 76 shots, in two Allsvenskan games on loan to Oskarshamn.

Talent Analysis

Hogberg is a big, competitive goaltender who excels at analyzing the play and positioning himself strategically based on the situation. He deploys a butterfly style, and at 6-foot-5, is an intimidating blocker with great lateral movement and the reflexes to excel both deep within and at the top of his crease. He has the potential to be a starting goaltender in the NHL, if he ever makes it across the pond.

Future

The Senators suddenly have a deep pool of goaltending prospects to choose from, so Hogberg’s future with the club is uncertain. He returned to Linkoping HC this season, where he maintained a sub-2.00 goals-against average in the early going.

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