Marcus Högberg

Ottawa Senators
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Fantasy Summary

Great size and good pedigree. Upside to become a low-end NHL starter.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country SWE
Position G
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth November 25, 1994
Height 6‘3”
Weight 196 lbs
Drafted 2013 Round 3; Overall: 78

Observations

June 2019- Hogberg completed a very successful season in Belleville, finishing with a .917 save percentage and a 21-11-6 record. He was relied upon heavily down the stretch as Belleville made a playoff push and was named the MVP of the team at the end of the season. He is poised to push for a backup role in Ottawa but will likely start in Belleville next season barring injury. The 2013 draft pick has developed nicely and could one day hold some fantasy value. Due to the logjam in the organization at this point, however, he isn’t set up to see many starts any time soon. Jordan Deshane

December 2018- Hogberg has earned a call to the NHL. Off to a strong start this season, Hogberg received the call largely due to injuries above him in the lineup. He has shown some nice growth with increased opportunity this year over last. Last year, he had an .899 save percentage in the AHL. This year, he has increased that to a .916 and has been generally more reliable, including stealing a point this year when Belleville was outshot 36-10 and lost one to nothing in overtime. Since arriving in Ottawa, he has received two consecutive starts. If injuries persist, he may get an extended look. Jordan Deshane

March 2018 – Hogberg hasn’t exactly had the “dream start” to his North American hockey career. Since moving to the AHL late last season, he’s put up some underwhelming numbers with Belleville and hasn’t performed up to relative expectations. This year, Hogberg produced 3.60 GAA with a .890 SV% in only 12 starts. The Belleville squad is one of the weakest teams in the AHL, but either way, better things were expected of the 23-year-old Swedish netminder. After those numbers, the Senators staff decided to demote him to the Brampton Beast, their ECHL squad to continue development. Since the move, Hogberg has continued his played better, posting a 2.87 GAA, and a .923 SV%. Hopefully Hogberg can finish off the year strong with Brampton and set himself up for a comeback next season. Marcus Griep

February 2017 – Högberg has put together an absolutely spectacular third SHL season with Linkoping HC. After sharing the crease last season, he’s grabbed the reins of the No. 1 job and run with it. Protecting the net for 28 games, Högberg is sporting a minuscule 1.88 GAA and an equally eye-popping .932 SVS, marks that place him third and fourth respectively among all SHL ‘tenders. The more the season has progressed, the better Hogberg has played. Over the past two months, a span of 20 games, Hogberg has given up more than two goals only once. All these numbers add up to a 16-12 record with four shutouts, a mark that puts him in a tie for third highest in the league. Big and agile, Högberg is everything you want in a modern goaltender. The Senators appear to have a gem. Brad Phillips

August 2016 – It was another strong season for Hogberg, his second with Linkoping, as he posted nearly identical numbers to those from 2014-15. Protecting the net for 28 games, he posted a 15-12-0 record with two shutouts, a 2.31 GAA and a .911 SVS. But due to the exceptional play of teammate David Rautio, he didn’t see any action in the playoffs. With the aforementioned Rautio moving on, Hogberg should be the unquestioned No. 1 for Linkoping this coming campaign. He is far and away the Senators’ best goaltending prospect, as evidenced by his showing at last month’s development camp. Look for him to spend one more year in Sweden before coming to North America in 2016-17. Brad Phillips

November 2015 – While most poolies and Sens fans are focused on Ottawa’s most recently acquired prized goalie prospect Matt O’Connor, Marcus Hogberg is a name that shouldn’t be forgotten. In comparing the two it’s important to keep a couple things in perspective. O’Connor is almost a full three years older than Hogberg and as Hogberg is well on his way to wrapping up his second full season in the SHL, arguably the second best league in the world; O’Connor at the same age was in his Freshman year at Boston University. Locked in a crease time share with David Rautio, Hogberg got off to a very strong that this season going 3-0-1 with a 1.96 GAA in his first four games. He has since come back down to earth a little bit to where his record sits at 6-3-3 with a 2.53 GAA and 0.900 SV%. Still very young having just turned 21 a couple of days ago and with a season and a half of professional hockey under his belt, he’s on the right road to develop into an NHL calibre goalie and still has plenty of time ahead of him. The Sens need to make a decision on Hogberg as he is unsigned for next season. Brad Phillips

February 2014 – Hogberg has put up consistent numbers since taking over the starting job for Swedish Elite League team Linkoping in 2014-15.  Although his 2.52 GAA and .908 SV% won’t necessarily make your jaw drop, the experience Hogberg is gaining as a 20-year-old starting goaltender in Sweden’s top league is extremely valuable.  The netminder will continue his development in Sweden and with minimal goaltending prospect depth the Senators may try to get him to cross the pond sooner rather than later. Kevin LeBlanc

January 2015 – Marcus Hogberg began his pro career with Linkoping of the Swedish Elite League in 2010. The Swede was very successful playing for Linkoping U18 team, posting a .933 save percentage.  Hogberg only appeared in four games for the U20 team that year, not fairing as well – 4.43 GAA and .840 save percentage.  At just 17 years old Hogberg helped the U20 Linkoping club win the championship after a successful regular season (.939 save percentage and 1.64 GAA).  In 2012-2013 Hogberg debuted with Linkoping’s big club in the Elitserien, going 1-1 with a 2.57 GAA and .884 save percentage through three matches.  In 2013, the Orebro-native was selected to represent Sweden at the World Juniors on home ice.  Hogberg played in just one game (an exhibition at that) but shutout the Canadians in that game. Hogberg played behind highly touted Columbus Blue Jacket prospect Oskar Dansk in the tournament. Nathan Martin


Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2008-2009 Örebro Län Rikspucken - - - |        
  Örebro HUF J18 J18 Div.1 - - - |        
 2009-2010 Örebro Län TV-Pucken 8 2.80 .917 |        
  Örebro HUF U16 U16 SM 5 4.22 .899 |        
  Örebro HUF J18 J18 Div.1 - - - |        
  Sweden U16 (all) International-Jr 6 1.97 .934 |        
 2010-2011 Linköping HC J18 J18 Elit 11 1.53 .933 |        
  Linköping HC J18 J18 Allsvenskan 16 2.24 .912 | Playoffs 5 2.56 .910
  Linköping HC J20 SuperElit 4 4.42 .840 |        
  Sweden U17 (all) International-Jr 4 2.48 .919 |        
 2011-2012 Linköping HC J18 J18 Allsvenskan 3 3.01 .905 | Playoffs 1 2.00 .909
  Sweden U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 1 3.00 .864 |        
  Linköping HC J20 SuperElit 35 2.45 .919 | Playoffs 6 1.64 .939
  Sweden U18 WJC-18 2 3.44 .889 |        
  Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 7 2.59 .909 |        
 2012-2013 Linköping HC J20 SuperElit 23 2.41 .917 |        
  Linköping HC ET 1 6.00 .800 |        
  Linköping HC SHL 3 2.57 .885 | Playoffs 0
  Linköping HC J20 JCWC 3 2.84 .912 |        
  Sweden U19 (all) International-Jr 3 2.53 .889 |        
 2013-2014 Linköping HC J20 SuperElit 5 2.77 .906 |        
  Linköping HC SHL 4 1.08 .960 | Playoffs 11 2.95 .913
  Mora IK Allsvenskan 15 2.93 .892 |        
  Sweden U20 WJC-20 1 0.00 1.000 |        
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 7 1.41 .938 |        
  Sweden (all) International 0 - - |        
 2014-2015 Linköping HC Champions HL 6 1.65 .935 |        
  Linköping HC J20 SuperElit 1 0.96 .957 |        
  Linköping HC SHL 27 2.30 .917 | Playoffs 6 3.18 .903
  IK Oskarshamn Allsvenskan 2 2.92 .914 |        
 2015-2016 Linköping HC SHL 28 2.31 .911 | Playoffs 0
  Linköping HC Champions HL 4 2.75 .886 |        
 2016-2017 Linköping HC SHL 33 1.89 .932 | Playoffs 6 2.47 .915
  Linköping HC Champions HL 6 1.83 .926 |        
  Binghamton Senators AHL 3 4.34 .865 |        
 2017-2018 Belleville Senators AHL 18 3.27 .899 |        
  Brampton Beast ECHL 16 3.10 .915 |        
 2018-2019 Ottawa Senators NHL 4 4.08 .884 |        
  Belleville Senators AHL 39 2.32 .917 |        
  Brampton Beast ECHL 1 1.89 .935 |        

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