Nikita Scherbak
Nikita Scherbak
Nikita Scherbak
Nikita Scherbak
22-Year-Old RW
2017–18 NHL Stats
2018–19 NHL Projections
G
4
A
2
PP Pts
3
+/-
-5
PIM
8
G
A
PP Pts
+/-
PIM
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
Scherbak's shaky preseason led to him starting 2017-18 in AHL Laval. The knock on him early in his career was a lack of professionalism, but the 22-year-old Muscovite has matured since being drafted in 26th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. He was busy at Laval, quickly... read more
Scherbak's shaky preseason led to him starting 2017-18 in AHL Laval. The knock on him early in his career was a lack of professionalism, but the 22-year-old Muscovite has matured since being drafted in 26th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. He was busy at Laval, quickly earning a call-up, but suffered a knee injury in his second game that sidelined him until December. Once again, he disappointedly was back at Laval but averaged more than a point per game while there, resulting in him returning to the NHL in late February. Scherbak will compete for a full-time role in Montreal in 2018-19; however, the Habs are loaded with right wingers so it won't be easy. Injuries to Paul Byron (shoulder) and Andrew Shaw (knee) will give him a chance at minutes early in the season. Working in his favor is that Scherbak is waiver-eligible, so it's unlikely general manager Marc Bergevin risks losing him for nothing.
STATUS: Out    INJURY: Concussion    EST. RETURN: 9/19/2018   
SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6'2"   WT: 192 lbs.   DOB: 12/30/1995   Drafted: 1st Rd, #26 Overall in 2014Show Contract
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Nikita Scherbak Contract Info:
Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Canadiens in July of 2014.
Back on ice after concussion
RWMontreal Canadiens
Concussion
August 24, 2018
Scherbak played in a charity tournament this month after missing the final two games of the 2017-18 season with a concussion, the Montreal Gazette reports.
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Nikita Scherbak NHL Stats
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Nikita Scherbak 2017–18 NHL Game Log
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Nikita Scherbak 2017–18 Depth Chart Status
#5 Left Wing
MON Left Wing Depth Chart
2017–18 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    13:23
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:27
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:02
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2015–16
0:00
0:00
0:00
2016–17
0:00
0:00
0:00
2016–17
11:23
1:36
0:00
2017–18
13:23
1:27
0:02
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
2018–19
2014–15
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  2. Nikita Scherbak 2014–15 Preseason Outlook
    Scherbak, 18, was drafted in the first round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the Canadiens, who feel he was a steal with the 26th overall pick. Apparently, the "Russian factor" scared off some teams, but Scherbak allayed any concerns when he told reporters he was "not thinking of the KHL." The critiques are that he doesn't play in the dirty areas enough, should look to shoot more, and he needs to improve his play in the neutral and defensive zones. But he's young and there's time to develop him. Scherbak is expected to return to the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League to open the 2014-15 season.
Nikita Scherbak News Updates
Will miss last two games
RWMontreal Canadiens
Concussion
April 4, 2018
Scherbak will not be in action for the Habs' final two contests of the 2017-18 season after suffering a concussion, Eric Engels of Sportsnet reports.
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Scores shortie in loss
RWMontreal Canadiens
March 22, 2018
Scherbak scored a short-handed goal, had two shots, blocked a shot and finished plus-1 over 13:37 of ice time in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to Pittsburgh.
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Scores in Tuesday's win
RWMontreal Canadiens
March 14, 2018
Scherbak scored a goal and had three shots over 12:38 of ice time in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Stars.
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Healthy scratch Saturday
RWMontreal Canadiens
March 11, 2018
Scherbak did not play Saturday against Tampa Bay.
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