Markus Soberg

by Kevin Wickersham on July 17, 2017

Markus Soberg - photo courtesy of HockeysFuture.com

 

Markus Soberg, LW/RW

Shoots: Right

Height: 6-0

Weight: 174

Born: 1995-04-22

Hometown: Oslo, NOR

Drafted: 2013 Columbus Blue Jackets, 165th overall

 

 

Observations:

July 2017 – Søberg, a former sixth-round Columbus selection, wrapped up his second campaign in Norway’s ten-team Get Ligaen and recently signed a one-year extension with the league champion Stavanger Oilers. His 13 goals and 15 assists in only 30 contests placed eighth on the Oilers in scoring. At age 22, the Olso native still has plenty of time to return to North America, but currently seems rooted in Norway. Kevin Wickersham

February, 2015 - Soberg is getting his first taste of North American hockey this season, playing for the Windsor Spitfire in the OHL. The transition isn't proving to be easy, but he's not exactly struggling either. With 22 points in 41 games, there is still room for improvement. He played very well for Norway's U20 team in division D1A, recording six points in four games. His speed is his best asset. - Chris Bagwell

 

April 2014 – Soberg spent this season playing for Frolunda HC in Sweden’s J20 SuperElit league (highest junior league in Sweden). He played extremely well, gathering 21 goals and 17 assists in 45 games which are impressive statistics for an 18-year-old. Soberg got a small taste of the SHL but only played in one contest. He’s a very talented offensive player with great speed. He’ll need a few years to gain some muscle and work on his play away from the puck.    Chris Bagwell

 

Fantasy Outlook: C+

Soberg needs to bulk up and adjust to a more physical game.

 

 

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