Marcus Sörensen

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Marcus Sörensen
Born (1992-04-07) 7 April 1992 (age 25)
Södertälje, Sweden
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 161 lb (73 kg; 11 st 7 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
San Jose Sharks
San Jose Barracuda (AHL)
Skellefteå AIK
Djurgårdens IF
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 106th overall, 2010
Ottawa Senators
Playing career 2010–present

Marcus Sörensen (born 7 April 1992) is a Swedish professional ice hockey Forward who is currently playing for the San Jose Barracuda in the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect to the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (SHL).

Playing career[edit]

Sörensen began playing hockey in Tälje IK, before he was acquired by Södertälje SK's youth organization where he began playing junior hockey. His play attracted the attention of North American pro hockey scouts. Sörensen was drafted in the fourth round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by Ottawa Senators, 106th overall.[1]

Sörensen moved to Djurgårdens IF for the 2010–11 season, to play in Djurgården's J20-team. Sörensen made his Elitserien debut on 7 December 2010 against Luleå HF, when several regular players were suffering from illness and injuries.[2] He also scored his first Elitserien goal when he shot the puck via Luleå defencemen Janne Niinimaa's stick into the goal.[3] After the 2010–11 season, Sörensen signed a two-year deal with Skellefteå AIK.[4] Sörensen played the majority of the 2011–12 hockey season with Borås HC in the Swedish tier two league HockeyAllsvenskan, on loan. The Ottawa Senators did not sign Sörensen by the 1 June 2012 deadline, leaving him free to sign with any NHL team in the future. Sörensen returned to Djurgården for the 2012–13 hockey season in early May 2012, signing on for one year.[5] The 2012–13 season ended with a failed SHL qualification for Djurgården, despite Sörensen's 10 goals and 23 points during the regular season. Sörensen extended his contract with Djurgården for two years in February 2013.[6] The 2014 Kvalserien ended with the promotion of Djurgården to the 2014–15 SHL season. Sörensen played a major role in the promotion, scoring four goals and 12 points in the Kvalserien which made him the scoring leader for Djurgården. He extended his contract yet again in September 2014, enabling him to play in Djurgården until the end of the 2017–18 season.[7]

During the 2014–15 SHL season, Sörensen recorded 17 goals and 15 assists in 50 games and after the end of the season he was awarded with the SHL Rookie of the Year award.[8] In 2015–16, he made 47 appearances in the SHL regular season, tallying 15 goals and 19 assists to go along with one goal and five assists in post-season play (eight games).

On May 13, 2016, Sörensen was signed by the San Jose Sharks of the NHL to an entry-level contract.[9] As a result, Sörensen moved to North America for the 2016–17 season, beginning the season with the San Jose Barracuda, the Sharks' AHL affiliate. After registering 27 points (13 goals, 14 assists) and a +15 plus-minus rating in 39 games with the Barracuda, Sörensen was recalled by the Sharks for the first time in his career on February 6, 2017.[10] He recorded his first NHL point with the primary assist on a Melker Karlsson goal in the second period of his first NHL game the next night, a 5–4 overtime loss to the Buffalo Sabres.[11] He scored his first NHL goal against the Vancouver Canucks on March 2, 2017.[12] He scored his first NHL postseason goal against the Edmonton Oilers on April 18, 2017.[13]

He re-signed with the Sharks for two more years on July 18, 2017.[14]

International play[edit]

Sörensen earned selection with his first senior international caps with Sweden in 2015.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Södertälje SK J20 27 7 10 17 54
2010–11 Djurgårdens IF J20 31 14 22 36 53 4 3 0 3 2
2010–11 Djurgårdens IF SEL 8 1 1 2 0
2011–12 Skellefteå AIK SEL 1 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Borås HC Allsv 29 8 9 17 55
2012–13 Djurgårdens IF Allsv 46 10 13 23 38 6 4 1 5 2
2013–14 Djurgårdens IF Allsv 43 13 17 30 34 10 4 8 12 4
2014–15 Djurgårdens IF SHL 50 17 15 32 30 2 1 0 1 0
2015–16 Djurgårdens IF SHL 47 15 19 34 34 8 1 5 6 14
2016–17 San Jose Barracuda AHL 43 17 17 34 23 10 0 1 1 10
2016–17 San Jose Sharks NHL 19 1 3 4 4 6 1 1 2 0
SHL totals 106 33 35 68 64 10 2 5 7 14
NHL totals 19 1 3 4 4 6 1 1 2 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All Swedish players drafted by NHL clubs 1974-2010" (PDF). Swedish Ice Hockey Association. Retrieved 7 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Forsgren, Björn (8 December 2010). "Känslan var obeskrivlig". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 10 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Djurgården bröt förlustsvit". Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish). TT. 7 December 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2010. 
  4. ^ Lindkvist, Jerry (20 April 2011). "Marcus Sörensen klar för Skellefteå AIK". Västerbottens Folkblad (in Swedish). Retrieved 1 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Larsson, Peo (2 May 2012). "Ny hemvändare klar för Djurgården". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "Djurgården förlänger med Marcus Sörensen". Expressen (in Swedish). 6 February 2013. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "Djurgården förlänger med Marcus Sörensen". difhockey.se (in Swedish). Djurgårdens IF Hockey. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  8. ^ Nilsson, Daniel. "SHL Awards 2015 - Marcus Sörensen är Årets rookie". shl.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "Sharks Sign Forward Marcus Sorensen". Official San Jose Sharks Website. NHL. Retrieved 6 February 2017. 
  10. ^ "Sharks make roster moves ahead of road trip". CSN Bay Area. Comcast SportsNet California, LLC. Retrieved 6 February 2017. 
  11. ^ "San Jose Sharks - Buffalo Sabres - February 7th, 2017". Official Site of the National Hockey League. NHL. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  12. ^ Gilmore, Eric (March 3, 2017). "Sharks ease past Canucks". NHL.com. Retrieved 3 March 2017. Marcus Sorensen scored his first NHL goal, and Logan Couture had a goal and an assist to help the San Jose Sharks defeat the Vancouver Canucks 3-1 at SAP Center on Thursday. 
  13. ^ "View source for Marcus Sörensen". Wikipedia. 
  14. ^ "Sharks Re-Sign Forward Marcus Sorensen". nhl.com. Retrieved July 18, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Inget man trodde på för några år sedan". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 2016-05-15. 

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