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Fantasy Summary

Big, physical defenseman who plays an in-your-face off-puck game. Offensive tools lack pop, but has #4-5 D upside.


Observations

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February 2024 – Solberg flew onto our radar at the World Juniors, where he logged massive minutes for Norway. His defensive aggression has stood out consistently in our viewings, the Norwegian blue-liner enjoys playing a violent style of hockey which incentivizes opposing forwards to avoid his side of the ice on the rush. His on-puck decision-making has left room for refinement, but his flashes of offensive dare and shooting skill leave room for optimism that he can develop into an impactful two-way defenseman. While his physicality, defensive aggression, and upside as a rush defender stand out as key strengths, his massive role at the WJC gave him space to show off his ability to be both an offensive transition driver and a real goal-scoring threat. While the massive amounts of time and space in Norwegian pro hockey limits his ability to flash NHL-style offensive plays, we’ve seen enough of his tools, instincts, and defensive habits to justify a top 55 ranking. Sebastian High

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country NOR
Position D
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth December 29, 2005
Height 6‘2”
Weight 198 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2017-2018 Norway Selects U13WSI U136 1 12 -|        
 2018-2019 Norway Selects U14WSI U146 0 22 -|        
 2019-2020 Vålerenga U16Norway U1623 3 1720 24|        
 2020-2021 Vålerenga U16Norway U164 0 77 4|        
  Vålerenga U18Norway U189 1 1011 6|        
 2021-2022 Vålerenga U18Norway U184 1 34 2|        
  Vålerenga U20Norway U2011 2 68 4|        
  VålerengaNorway11 0 11 2|        
  Norway U20WJC-20 D1A5 0 00 6|        
 2022-2023 Vålerenga U20Norway U202 2 35 0|Playoffs3 1 12
  VålerengaNorway18 1 34 10|        
  Norway U18WJC-186 0 11 4|        
  Norway U18 (all)International-Jr6 0 11 4|        
 2023-2024 VålerengaNorway42 5 1015 47|Playoffs16 2 68 35 
  Norway U20WJC-205 1 12 4|        
  Norway U20 (all)International-Jr7 1 23 4|        
  Norway (all)International2 0 00 2|        

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