Marcus Sorensen
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Marcus Sorensen

Hometown:

Sodertalje Sweden

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1992-04-07

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2010

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2010

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

Signed as free agent, 2016

Weight:

165 lbs.

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History

2008-09: Marcus Sorensen split the season between the first and second U18 teams in his hometown of Sodertalje. In 18 games with the Elite League team he scored 8 goals with 9 assists and 36 PMs. Competing in Allsvenskan (second division) play he scored 10 goals with 6 assists and had 62 PMs in 18 games (including playoffs).

2009-10: Sorensen skated for Sodertalje’s U18 and U20 teams as a 17-year-old and played in three international matches for Sweden’s U18 national team. In 27 U20 contests for Sodetalje he scored 7 goals with 10 assists and had 54 PMs. Sorensen was the third-leading scorer for the U18 team despite appearing in just 15 of 31 games; scoring 15 goals with 27 assists. His 61 PMs were fourth most on the team. Sorensen scored three goals with the national team but did not play at the world championship tournament. He was not among the 150 European skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings but was selected by the Senators in the fourth round (106th overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft.

2010-11: Sorensen made his Elitserien debut with Djurgardens in December after joining the club to compete with its U20 squad in the Super Elite league. In eight SEL games, he scored 1 goal with 1 assist and was +2 averaging 9:27 of ice-time for sixth-place Djurgardens. Sorensen skated in 31 games for the U20 team, missing time with a back injury, and scored 14 goals with 22 assists and 53 PMs. He had 3 goals and 2 PMs in four playoff games as Djurgardens won the league’s bronze medal after finishing first in the North Division. Sorensen signed a two-year contract with Skelleftea in April of 2011.

2011-12: Sorensen appeared in one SHL game with Skelleftea AIK, spending most of the season on loan to Boras HC in Allsvenskan while also playing for the Skelleftea U20 team. He had no points nor penalties in his only SHL game. Sorensen scored 8 goals with 9 assists and was -2 with 55 penalty minutes in 29 regular season games with Boras. Boras finished 13th in the league, eventually being relegated to Division I. Sorensen scored 2 goals and was -3 with 8 penalty minuets in seven relegation games. He scored 2 goals with 3 assists and was -1 with 57 penalty minutes in eight SuperElit league games with the Skelleftea U20 team. Sorensen was not signed to a contract by the Senators, becoming an unrestricted free agent. 

2012-13: Sorensen moved from Skelleftea back to Djurgardens, having signed a contract with the Allsvenskan club in May 2012. In 46 regular season games he scored 10 goals with 13 assists and was +6 with 38 penalty minutes. Djurgardens finished fifth in the regular season but could not earn a spot in the SHL during the Kval series. Sorensen scored 4 goals with 1 assists and was -1 with 2 penalty minutes in six Kval Series games. 

2013-14: Sorensen was one of five players to top 30 points during the regular season for Djurgardens and was one of the leading scorers in the Kval Series as the club earned promotion to the SHL for 2014-15. In his second season with the Stockholm club he scored 13 goals with 15 assists and was -1 with 34 penalty minutes in 43 games; missing nine games. Djurgardens was second to Orebro in the Kval Series, with both clubs earning spots in the SHL the following season. Sorensen scored 4 goals with 8 assists and had an even plus/minus with 4 penalty minutes in 10 games. 

2014-15: Sorensen led Djurgardens in scoring as the club finished ninth in the SHL in its first season back in Sweden’s top league. He scored a team-high 17 goals with 15 assists and was -3 with 32 penalty minutes, averaging 18 minutes of ice time per game. Djurgardens was swept by eighth-place Lulea in a best-of-three play-in series, with Sorensen scoring 1 goal and finishing +1 in two games. He represented Sweden on the men’s level for the first time, playing in the Europe Trophy Tournament. In five games he scored 3 goals with 1 assist and was +4 with 6 penalty minutes. Sorensen was selected by CSKA Moscow in the 2nd round (41st overall) in the 2015 KHL Draft. 

2015-16: Sorensen tied Djurgardens’ leading scorer Patrick Thorensen for second on the team with 15 goals, three behind team leader Matt Anderson. He had 19 assists and was +12 with 34 penalty minutes in 47 regular season games. Djurgardens defeated Brynas in a play-in series before falling to eventual champion Frolunda in the quarterfinals. In eight post-season games Sorensen scored 1 goal with 5 assists and was -4 with 14 penalty minutes, averaging 19:20 minutes of ice time. He signed a one-year entry-level contract with San Jose in May 2016.

 

Talent Analysis

Sorensen is a fast but light forward with strong stick handling and passing skills. He can be overmatched physically in one-on-one situations at times but is willing to go into the hard areas either to retrieve pucks or create scoring chances. He was a dynamic scorer in junior hockey but played more of a two-way game in the SHL. Undisciplined at times early in his career, he has shown much more composure as he has gained experience.

Future

Sorensen skated for Djurgardens in 2015-16, finishing fourth on the team in scoring in his fourth season with the club. Originally drafted by Ottawa in 2010 but never signed, he was signed to an entry-level contract by San Jose as a free agent in May 2016 and will attend his first NHL training camp with the Sharks. The 24-year-old is not expected to be a big scorer for the NHL club but could contribute on both ends of the ice in a lower line role.

 

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