San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) general manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed forward Marcus Sorensen (@sorensenmarcus) to a two-year contract extension. The extension covers the 2019-20 and 2020-21 season. Subject to team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Marcus has impressed us with his hard work and dedication on the ice for the organization,” said Wilson. “We feel that he will continue to evolve as a player and reach new a new level for our team.”
Sorensen is in his third season with the Sharks, posting career highs in goals (8), assists (7), points (15) and games played (47) this year. He scored his first career shorthanded goal October 11 vs. the New York Rangers and posted two separate two-game point streaks this season. He also logged a career high +4 rating in his first career multi-assist and multi-point effort November 6 vs. the Minnesota Wild.
In his tenure with the Sharks organization before this season, Sorensen recorded 11 points (6g, 5a) in 41 career games with the Sharks, spanning two seasons. He also appeared in 66 games for the San Jose Barracuda (@sjbarracuda), earning 52 points (24g, 28a) with a +18 rating.
Prior to his NHL career, Sorensen played professionally in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) for two seasons with Djurgardens IF, recording 66 points (32g, 34a) in 97 career games. In the 2014-15 season, Sorensen was named SHL Rookie of the year, scoring 17 goals and 30 points.
The five-foot-eleven, 175-pound native of Sodertalje, Sweden was originally signed by San Jose as a free agent on May 13, 2016.