Left Wing-Marcus Sorensen
For me, Sorensen is going to turn out as one of the most important players for the San Jose Sharks this season.
Marcus Sorensen has all the skills. He’s arguably the fastest player on the Sharks, and has a knack for scoring the big goal . In his 32 games last season he lit the lamp 5 times, but it was the playoffs where he shined.
Sorensen, in 10 playoff games netted 4 goals with a Shooting Percentage of 44% which is off the charts. He stepped up big time in the playoffs on a team that was starved for goals.
The San Jose Sharks are going to need to see playoff Scorensen all year as the trade for Erik Karlsson left the Sharks a bit thin in terms of young, skilled forwards. And maybe even a little bit thin in the bottom six.
Head Coach Peter DeBoer wants to roll all four lines with impunity, and he’ll be able to do so if Marcus Sorensen takes the next step in his young career as an NHLer.
If Sorensen can prove to be a mismatch for teams checking lines then he will be an important cog in what could be the biggest year in San Jose Sharks history. If Sorensen isn’t who we think he can become, then that would shed light on an issue I don’t think Sharks fans are really looking at yet due to the Karlsson trade.
It’s entirely possible that the Sharks could have a big fat question mark on the bottom six with Tierney’s absence, and everyone is going to have to step up and pull their weight on the wings with essentially two rookies on the bottom six pivots. Marcus Sorensen, along with others, is one of those guys that need to do so.
But, we’ll revisit that question a little bit later, because it is time to rejoice folks. ‘Tis hockey season once again, and the San Jose Sharks and their fans have something to look forward to. Another playoff berth, and a possible Stanley Cup run. Oh, and did we mention THIS GUY!