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HF Article 06-13-2013 01:35 PM

Soberg hoping to become second NHL draftee in family

At the 2011 IIHF U18 tournament in Dresden and Crimmitschau, Germany, more than a few people in the hockey community found themselves raising their eyebrows with respect to a pair of brothers suiting up for Team Norway.

The half-American Sobergs (written Søberg in Norwegian and Söberg in Swedish) proved to be the team’s most fascinating players and goalie Steffen Soberg’s performance, often standing on his head to keep his country competitive throughout the tournament, earned him the honor of being selected 117th overall by the Washington Capitals in the following summer’s NHL Draft.

But special note had to be made of the team’s first line right winger Markus Soberg, who not only played with reckless abandon and the will to skate his way through opposition defenses, regardless of what high profile players were manning them, but was doing so as a 15-year-old.… read more


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