Markus Soberg

Hometown:

Oslo Norway

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1995-04-22

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2013

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2013

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

6th round (165th overall), 2013

Weight:

176 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2009-10: Markus Soberg skated in ten games with Manglerud's U17 team in Norway as a 14-year-old. He scored 10 goals with 8 assists and 14 penalty minutes in eight regular season games and had 2 goals and 1 assist with 10 penalty minutes in two playoff games.

2010-11: Soberg split the season between Sweden's U18 league and Manglerud's U19 and U17 teams in Norway. He also played for Norway's U18 team along with his older brother, goalie Steffen Soberg, at the 2011 World Junior Championship. Markus Soberg scored 7 goals with 7 assists in 10 games for MODO in Sweden with 18 penalty minutes. In 17 games with Manglerud's U19 team, including three playoff games, he scored 25 goals with 15 assists and had 26 penalty minutes. He played 13 regular season games for the Manglerud U17 team, scoring 22 goals with 20 assists and amassing 106 penalty minutes. Manglerud captured the U17 championship and in seven playoff games Soberg scored 9 goals with 7 assists and 6 penalty minutes. In six games at the U18 WJC he scored 1 goal with 2 assists and was -8 with 4 penalty minutes.

2011-12: Soberg moved to Sweden full-time, playing for Frolunda's U20 and U18 teams, and represented Norway in the 2012 U20 and U18 Division 1A World Junior Championship tournaments. In 25 games with Frolunda's U20 team he scored 5 goals with 5 assists and was +3 with 14 assists. He scored 26 goals with 16 assists and was +37 with 26 penalty minutes in 27 U18 regular season games. Frolunda won the 2012 U18 bronze medal and Soberg scored 1 goal with 2 assists and was +2 with 6 penalty minutes in four playoff games. Norway captured the bronze medal at the U20 D1A WJC and Soberg was +1 with no points and 4 penalty minutes. He played five games for Norway's U18 team, which finished second, and scored 3 goals with 5 assists; finishing with an even plus/minus and 4 penalty minutes.

2012-13: Soberg spent the bulk of the season with Frolunda's U20 team and represented Norway at the U20 and U18 levels for the second year. He scored 10 goals with 16 assists in 36 SuperElit league games and was +29 with 20 penalty minutes. In six playoff games he scored 5 goals with 1 assist and was +3 with 4 penalty minutes. He played nine games for Frolunda's U18 team, including two playoff games, and scored 7 goals with 5 assists, finishing +6 with 10 penalty minutes. Norway won a gold medal at the 2013 U20 Division 1A World Junior Championship, earning elevation to the top group, and in five games Soberg scored 1 goal with 5 assists and was +4 with 2 penalty minutes. Norway's U18 team was second in its tournament, with Soberg scoring 8 goals and 5 assists in five games and finishing +11 with 10 penalty minutes. Ranked 82nd amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting's final rankings, Soberg was selected by Columbus in the sixth round (165th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.

 

Talent Analysis

Soberg’s speed is what makes him stand out on the ice. He has great hands and a ton of energy when the puck is on his stick. He needs to finish growing into his 6'0 frame, but should bulk up over the next few years. His biggest area of improvement is his off-the-puck play.

 

Future

Soberg will continue developing in the Frolunda system in Sweden, until Columbus decides it is time for him to come over to North America.

 

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