Nick Sorensen

Darren Walker

Sorensen is a strong, two-way winger who can contribute in all aspects of the game. He’s a solid skater with good jump and all-round mobility and plays a good dump and chase game, but also has the ability and puck skills to beat a defender and gain entry into the offensive zone. Once he gains the zone, he is more apt to take the puck to the corner or half wall and look for a passing option instead of driving the net. He sees the ice well and has a soft pair of hands, makes very quick cross-crease passes look effortless. His shot has a quick release but could use some work on velocity and accuracy before advancing to the next level. He uses his body effectively and is not afraid to make contact with opponents. Not a heavy hitter or goon, but Sorensen battles hard and has some grit to his game. He needs to bulk up and add considerable strength but remains a smart player who competes every single shift. He uses his linemates well, comes back deep into his own zone and battles for pucks even though he is a winger and then drifts back towards the blue line acting as a secondary outlet option for his defenders when needed. He plays a full 200-foot game. Durability concerns remain as he can be injury prone. (May 2013)