Marcus Sorensen

by Zachary DeVine on January 12, 2018

Sorensen, Marcus

 

Marcus Sorensen, LW

Shoots: L

Height: 5-11

Weight: 168

Born: 1992-04-07

 

Hometown:    Södertälje, SWE

 

Drafted: 4th round 2010 (106th overall)

Free Agent Signing - 2016-05-14

 

 

Observations:

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

 

The 24-year-old offers an accurate and quick-releasing shot along with a smart and efficient toolbox but will need to be able to find open space on the smaller ice surface as he transitions to the more challenging North American game.

 

Fantasy Outlook: C

Sorensen’s offensive game is strong enough to project a potential middle-six role somewhere down the line, but he will need to transition quickly to prove capable of playing against the best in the world. 

Footage:

Marcus Sorensen 2016 Practice Footage

Marcus Sorensen 2014-15 Highlights

Interview:

Sorenson Hopes To Make An Impact For the Sharks This Year

 

 

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  • Kelsey Burke

    The June 2016 observations are about Nick Sorensen, not Marcus Sorensen