Nick Sörensen – The Next Ones: NHL 2013 Draft Prospect Profile

Last season, Nick Sörensen was on the wrong end of a devastating knee-on-knee collision courtesy of Baie-Comeau Drakkar’s Jonathan Lessard (video here).  Sörensen’s promising start to his rookie season was ended, and the healing process began.

Nick Sörensen THW Close-Up:

Date of birth: 10/23/1994

Place of birthHolbæk, Denmark

Ht: 6’1″     Wt: 172 lbs

Shoots: Right

Position: RW

NHL Draft Eligibility: 2013

Twitter: @NickSorensen94

THW The Next Ones Rankings (January 2013): 38

Nick Sorense goes for a check along the boards [photo: David Chan]
Nick Sorensen goes for a check along the boards [photo: David Chan]

Other Rankings:

THW Warm Room Rankings (April): 42

ISS: Not ranked

Future Considerations: Not ranked

Craig Button: 67

Consensus aggregate of several services (NHL Numbers): 46

CS Final Rankings for North American skaters: 48

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Last season, Nick Sörensen was on the wrong end of a devastating knee-on-knee collision courtesy of Baie-Comeau Drakkar’s Jonathan Lessard (video here).  Sörensen’s promising start to his rookie season was ended, and the healing process began.

There was a time when three Quebec Remparts (Adam Erne, Anthony Duclair, and Nick Sörensen) were being mentioned to go in the first round, but this year has been both a step forward and a step backward for the talented Dane.  While he made his triumphant return to the lineup this year and was able to score a point-per-game pace, his name started to drop in the rankings while others continued to rise.

It can be said the injury may have had something to do with his production – which was slated to be higher than what he put out this season.  However, he did play well enough to join fellow Remparts Erne and Duclair in the CHL Top Prospects game.

What sets Sörensen apart from the other skaters in the draft is his quickness, agility, and foot speed.  He can blow past defenders easily and use his nifty stick skills to creating scoring chances.  He certainly has the scoring touch, but at times he gets out of position.

The Remparts forward is great on both sides of the puck and is keen defensively.  He has a tireless work ethic that can be noticed every shift.  He’s still a bit scrawny for his size, but he should be able to bulk up in due time.

Still a very raw talent, Sörensen has the offensive ability to standout in the NHL if his game translates from the QMJHL to the pros.

Where Will He End Up In June:

All signs point to him being selected in the mid-2nd round anywhere between 40th-50th overall.

Scout’s Honor:

“Sorensen displays good puck skills that are augmented by his heady play in all three zones. His complete level also compliments his strong skating stride.”

Aaron Vickers – Future Considerations

“His skating amongst the best in the game, and his foot-speed keeps was likely a big factor in him playing in this game. Sorensen competes hard for having a slight frame and I certainly believe he has the potential to develop into a player capable of playing heavy minutes on the PK at the pro level. I’m rooting for Sorensen to show more offensively, because the potential is certainly there, he didn’t show any real creativity in the Top Prospects Game.”

Ryan English – The Scouting Report

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Bio/Interview(s)/Links:

Interview with Neate Sager of Buzzing the Net

Sorensen’s big game against Chicoutimi as reported by Neate Sager of Buzzing the Net

International Tournaments:

Sörensen has dual citizenship with Denmark and Sweden and chose to play for Tre Kronor.  He’s played a total of 26 games for Sweden and has five goals and 4 assists.

ETA:

3-4 years

Risk/Reward Analysis:

Risk: 2/5   Reward: 4/5

NHL Potential:

2nd line scoring RW capable of a 30G/30A season

Strengths:

Speed

Acceleration

Agility

Creativity

Work ethic

Creating scoring chances

Defensive play

Flaws/Aspects He Needs to Work On:

Positioning

Adding more weight

Quicker reaction time

Physical play

Fantasy Hockey Potential:

Offensive: 7/10   Defensive: 5/10

NHL Player Comparison:

– With his speed and creativity, Sörensen’s game is quite similar to that of Jakub Voracek.

– Hall of Fame comparison: Jari Kurri

Video(s):

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Off The Iron (Interesting Notes):

– Sörensen is giving fellow teammate Anthony Duclair guitar lessons.  Sörensen is a big fan of music.

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