Marcus Sörensen

San Jose Sharks
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Fantasy Summary

Sorensen’s offensive game and speed is strong enough to earn him a middle-six spot on the big club.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 8.5
Country SWE
Position LW
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth April 7, 1992
Height 5‘11”
Weight 168 lbs
Drafted 2010 Round 4; Overall: 106

Observations

July 2018 – After once again seeing time with both the Sharks and the Barracuda last season, Marcus Sorensen should be a good bet for full time duty with the big club this season. The departure of veteran winger Mikkel Boedker, along with the expected departures of free agents Joel Ward and Jannik Hansen, have left some vacancies in the Sharks’ bottom six. Sorensen looked great in the 2018 postseason, largely due to his blazing speed. He is likely the fastest skater on the team already. His skill-set fits well with where today’s game is heading and with teams increasingly using faster, more skilled players in the bottom six, Sorensen fits that mold. It doesn’t hurt that he can kill penalties either. His fantasy ceiling for this season is limited due to lack of available spots in the top six, however keep an eye on Sorensen if he gets moved up due to injury. Sorensen’s game compares favorably to that of a younger Jannik Hansen, with perhaps a bit more offensive upside if he can get the opportunity. Chris Legg

January 2018 – Marcus Sorensen has bounced back and forth between the Barracuda and Sharks this season after finishing the last campaign and playoffs with the Sharks. When he has been in the line-up, his play has seen improvement over last year and is playing the role of a speedy, spunky winger that is not letting his lack of size get in the way of mixing it up after the whistle or hounding defenders as he tries to regain possession.  The help on his line has not been up to snuff as Sorensen’s been relegated to strictly fourth line duty and his most common linemates have been Mikkel Boedker and Joel Ward, not exactly a lot to augment Sorensen’s skillset. His efficacy on the penalty kill has been noted and has the skill to play at least on the third line should the opportunity present itself. Zachary DeVine

January 2017 – After some early-season struggles, Sorensen has picked up the point production as he adjusts to the North American game. Since Dec. 17 he has eight points in his 10 games. The speedy winger has continually shown improvement and adjusted his game into a more north-south style compared to the constant motion in European leagues. Speed remains the key to Sorensen’s game, and he seems to get at least a partial breakaway each game. Only one of his 17 points has come on the power play, so some additional production is still possible. He certainly has the skills to be a threat on the man-advantage. Zachary DeVine

October 2016 – Sorensen’s AHL career got off to a nearly perfect start with a power play, a short-handed and an even-strength goal in a 4-2 win over the Tucson Roadrunners and the only tally for the Barracuda in a 5-1 drubbing by the Bakersfield Condors four nights later. Sorensen looked much more comfortable and used the other players on the ice with him to a much larger extent, and it increased his effectiveness and those around him. His elusiveness saved him from two big hits during the evening, as the physical play will be an area that Sorensen will likely have to contend with during his time in North America. After the opening preseason game, both Barracuda Head Coach Roy Sommer and Sorensen said his adjustment to the North American ice is on-going, but the pieces are starting to come together. Aiming for a hat trick every game is lofty, to say the least, but if offensive impact like this is maintained, it could lead to a short AHL career. Zachary Devine

September 2016 – Sorensen continues to impress since his arrival in San Jose. At the development camp, his preparation, experience, and speed made him a natural standout among the young players. Once rookie camp opened, Sorensen was on one of the two top lines skating at left wing with Kevin Labanc and Danny O’Regan. The line was responsible for the only goal at the Rookie Showcase against the Colorado Avalanche, where Sorensen used his speed to turn the corner on the defense and found a streaking Jeremey Roy for the marker. Sorensen also has an elusive quality to his game, something that is essential for a smaller player at the NHL level. He will contend for a roster spot with the Sharks when the main training camp opens. Zachary DeVine

May 2016 – Drafted in the fourth round of the 2010 entry draft by Ottawa, the offensive winger was left unsigned and became a free agent back in 2012. The Sharks signed him to a one year, two-way contract in May and will bring him over to compete for a job in camp. A likely candidate to start in the AHL, the lightweight Sorensen is blessed with soft hands and strong distribution skills. He was named SHL rookie of the year in 2014-15 when he scored 17 goals and 32 points in 50 games for Djurgårdens IF and followed that up with 15 goals and 34 points in 47 games this past season. Zachary DeVine


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 Södertälje SK J18 J18 Elit 18 8 9 17 36 |          
  Södertälje SK J18 J18 Allsvenskan 14 8 3 11 56 | Playoffs 4 2 3 5
 2009-2010 Södertälje SK J18 J18 Elit 15 15 27 42 61 | Playoffs 2 1 1 2
  Södertälje SK J20 SuperElit 27 7 10 17 54 |          
  Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 3 3 0 3 0 |          
 2010-2011 Djurgårdens IF J20 SuperElit 31 14 22 36 53 | Playoffs 4 3 0 3
  Djurgårdens IF SHL 7 1 1 2 0 |          
 2011-2012 Skellefteå AIK J20 SuperElit 8 2 3 5 57 |          
  Skellefteå AIK SHL 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  Borås HC Allsvenskan 29 8 9 17 55 | Kvalserien AS 7 2 0 2
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 1 0 0 0 2 |          
 2012-2013 Djurgårdens IF ET 6 1 0 1 12 |          
  Djurgårdens IF J20 SuperElit 2 1 2 3 0 |          
  Djurgårdens IF Allsvenskan 46 10 13 23 38 | Qualification 6 4 1 5
 2013-2014 Djurgårdens IF Allsvenskan 43 13 17 30 34 | Kvalserien SHL 10 4 8 12
  Djurgårdens IF ET 8 6 5 11 8 | Playoffs 2 1 1 2
 2014-2015 Djurgårdens IF SHL 50 17 15 32 30 | Playoffs 2 1 0 1
  Djurgårdens IF Champions HL 5 0 1 1 16 |          
  Sweden EHT 5 3 1 4 6 |          
  Sweden (all) International 9 4 2 6 6 |          
 2015-2016 Djurgårdens IF SHL 47 15 19 34 34 | Playoffs 8 1 5 6 14 
  Djurgårdens IF Champions HL 8 2 5 7 8 |          
  Sweden EHT 4 1 0 1 2 |          
  Sweden (all) International 12 2 5 7 4 |          
 2016-2017 San Jose Sharks NHL 19 1 3 4 4 | Playoffs 6 1 1 2
  San Jose Barracuda AHL 43 17 17 34 23 | Playoffs 10 0 1 1 10 
 2017-2018 San Jose Sharks NHL 32 5 2 7 5 | Playoffs 10 4 1 5
  San Jose Barracuda AHL 23 7 11 18 14 |          
 2018-2019 San Jose Sharks NHL 6 1 1 2 2 |          

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