If you wondered whether Marcus Sorensen could return to the NHL next season, the answer is clearly no. After spending this season with Djurgardens, Sorensen is headed to Switzerland after signing a three-year contract with Fribourg-Gotteron that starts in 2022-23.
Sorensen, 29, spent parts of five seasons with the San Jose Sharks, setting a career-high with 17 goals and 30 points in 2018-19. After the 2020-21 season came to an end with an unspectacular performance in 29 appearances, he took his talents back to Sweden. Even before he signed with Djurgardens though, there were still signs that Sorensen could compete at the highest level. He was a very strong player for Sweden at the World Championships, scoring four points in seven games.
He wore the “C” in the SHL this season and had 34 points in 35 games, showing he can still dominate at that level too. The National League in Switzerland will be a new challenge, and a three-year deal probably ends any chance he’ll return to the NHL before his career is over.
If that’s true, he’ll finish with 226 regular season games played and another 34 in the playoffs, all with the Sharks.