Nikita Scherbak
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Nikita Scherbak

Hometown:

Moscow Russia

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1995-12-30

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2014

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2014

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

1st round (26th overall), 2014

Weight:

190 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2010-11: Nikita Scherbak skated with the North Star and Spartak 1995-born teams in Moscow. He had 10 goals with 3 assists in ten games for North Star and scored 5 goals with 7 assists and 10 penalty minutes in 13 games with Spartak.

2011-12: Scherbak skated for North Star – which finished 12th of 18 teams in Moscow’s junior league. He scored 22 goals with 19 assists in group play and had 3 goals with 9 assists in 34 games during the league season.

2012-13: Scherbak made his debut in Russia’s U22 MHL as a 16-year-old; skating for Stupino Kapitan. He scored 7 goals with 7 assists in 50 games and was -8 with 60 penalty minutes. Scherbak was selected by Saskatoon of the WHL in the second round (109th overall) of the 2013 CHL Import Draft.

2013-14: Scherbak moved to North America to play for Saskatoon in the WHL and represented Russia in international play for the first time – skating for Team Russia in the 2013 Subway Super Series against Team WHL. Scherbak had 1 assist in Russia’s 3-2 win over Team WHL and was selected to play for Team Cherry in the 2014 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.

Talent Analysis

Managed his game well as a WHL rookie import. Capable of handling physical rigors. Excelled on a young, struggling team. Outstanding puck skills. Noted for skating speed and quick release. Very creative offensively.

 

Future

Scherbak is eligible to play two more seasons at the junior level and should return to the Saskatoon blades for his second season in the WHL. He is expected to improve on his rookie year and lead his team's offensive production. The skilled forward could dominate the league now that he has adjusted to the North America.

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