Ranking The Top 20 Ottawa Senators Prospects: #20-16

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19. Marcus Hogberg

Goaltender – Linköping — 2013 3rd round pick

(Ottawa Senators)

SHL 6foot5 212lbs

Hogberg makes the bottom goaltender of the Senators’ depth chart. Still in Europe, Hogberg has played as a 1b goaltender in the SHL.

A 3rd round pick in 2013, Hogberg also represented Sweden at the World Juniors in 2014. Hogberg is a big goaltender in terms of stature at 6foot5. Of course, he isn’t alone in terms of big goalies on Ottawa as Craig Anderson (6’2″), Robin Lehner (6’3″),  Matt O’Connor (6’5″) and Chris Driedger (6’3″) are all “big pieces” in the organization.

While Hogberg doesn’t need an ELC offer extended his way until 2017, the Senators have a goaltender who holds potential to start at the AHL level and if all goes well, the NHL level.

The previously mentioned physical size seems to be a big aspect of his game, which is why he also received the interest he did at the 2013 NHL draft. However, Hogberg is also described as being a mobile goaltender. Goaltending coach, Rick Wamsley stated such back in June 2013 as he was quick to comment about Hogberg’s foot speed over his size.

Although Senators fans may not see him for another few seasons, he’s one to keep in the back of your mind as the Senators’ goaltending situation moves forward.

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