Nikita Scherbak

by Mike Barrett on January 5, 2017

Nikita Scherbak

Nikita Scherbak, LW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-2

Weight: 190

Born: 1995-12-30

Hometown: Moskva, RUS

Drafted: 2014 by Montreal Canadiens, 26th overall

 

Observations:

 

January 2017 - Nikita Scherbak was recalled by the Montreal Canadiens on January 5th in a somewhat surprising announcement from the club. Aside from the fact that there were no new injuries up front, the team has always gone another direction when in need of reinforcements. Scherbak has been much improved as a sophomore pro (10 goals, 10 assists in 27 games), and could very well have earned his NHL debut against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Hockey Night in Canada. The talented first-round winger will look to inject his offensive flair into the first-place Habs lineup, specifically at even-strength. Mike Barrett

December 2015 - Scherbak suffered an undisclosed injury on November 23 thanks to a huge hit by fellow prospect Viktor Loov. He is expected out until late January. There goes that big rookie-pro season we were hoping to see... Footage of the hit is here. Dobber

 

October 2014 - Scherbak had some good moments at the Canadiens' training camp but will need additional development before making the jump to the NHL. He will spend the year with the Everett Silvertips of the WHL who acquired his rights prior to the start of the season. He is off to a great start with four goals and eight points in just four games. Eric Daoust

 

July 2014 - Scherbak signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Canadiens.

 

June 2014 – The Montreal Canadiens selected Nikita Scherbak 26th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Brendan Ross

 

June 2014 – The Vancouver Canucks selected Jared McCann 24th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Brendan Ross

 

February 2014 – Another player who has launched himself into first round consideration is Saskatoon Blades import winger Nikita Scherbak, the WHL's leading rookie scorer by a large margin. Scherbak leads the Blades as well posting well over a point-per-game making a flawless transition into the North American junior hockey circuit. An intelligent player who’s shown to be very coachable, Scherbak’s game is featured around strong skating, creative vision and a willingness to engage physically in puck battles at both ends of the rink. He’s learning quickly and his big steps in development are exactly what teams covet.  Brendan Ross

 

Fantasy Outlook: B+

Scherbak is a strong forward who has made significant development since arriving in North America. The Russian winger projects as a scoring-line winger with star potential

 

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