Mikhail Sergachev
Mikhail Sergachev
20-Year-Old DefensemanD
Tampa Bay Lightning
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Sergachev delivered a 40-point rookie campaign and was every bit the stud the Canadiens drafted him to be. Wait. He's not playing for the Habs? Right. That Jonathan Drouin trade is looking more and more weighted in Tampa's favor. Little wonder the Senators asked for this 20-year-old in any deal involving Erik Karlsson. Sergachev is already among the Bolts' top defenders and will continue to grow his immense potential with protected minutes behind Victor Hedman, Ryan McDonagh and Anton Stralman. The young Russian will get to run the second power-play unit and should see his point totals grow a bit. It won't be long before he delivers consistent 55-60 point seasons, so push him up your dynasty draft. Read Past Outlooks
Growing game on third pairing
DTampa Bay Lightning
October 11, 2018
Sergachev is paired with Braydon Coburn on the Lightning's third pairing.
ANALYSIS
The Bolts have a solid top four in Victor Hedman and Dan Girardi, along with Ryan McDonagh and Anton Stralman. Sergachev has an incredible future ahead of him, but for now, the sophomore will grow his game in a protected way. That's fantastic for him but may disappoint some fantasy owners. Sergachev and his massive point shot will still see some power-play time, but his overall output this season may not climb from his lofty rookie totals.
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Mikhail Sergachev NHL Stats
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Mikhail Sergachev 2018–19 NHL Game Log
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2018–19 Depth Chart Status
#3 Right Defenseman
TAM RD PP Depth Chart
2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    15:06
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:21
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:13
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
12:08
0:21
0:00
2017–18
15:22
1:51
0:01
2018–19
15:06
1:21
0:13
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
Sergachev is a blue-chip prospect whose game has grown exponentially since the Habs drafted him ninth overall in 2016. He's an excellent skater with size who already shows elite two-way skills. He's feisty, bordering on aggressive, but poised and smart. Sergachev comes to Tampa with an OHL Defenseman of the Year Award (2016) and Memorial Cup (2017) on his trophy shelf and says he's ready for the NHL. But at just 19, his development is likely better served back in Windsor of the OHL, and Sergachev is probably headed back there given the logjam of defenders in Tampa. However, he’s excelled everywhere he's gone, so don't count him out until the season starts. Of course, keeper owners already know his name and should target him in the first round of any prospect draft.
Sergachev is a Russian native intent on playing in the NHL. Before his draft-eligible season, he left the safety of the motherland to play for the Windsor Spitfires in the Ontario Hockey League. As a testament to the kid's smarts and decision-making ability, the move paid off as he was selected ninth overall by the Canadiens in 2016 and becomes Montreal's best defensive prospect. Sergachev scored 17 goals with 40 assists in 67 games, while playing in all situations for the Spitfires. His 31 power-play points led all OHL blueliners, and the 18-year-old became the youngest player to win the award as the league's best defenseman. Cool and confident with the puck, the Russian is a smooth-skater that makes the right pass and is patient when given space and time. Defensively, he uses his size well and there isn't much development work left for him. At 6-foot-2, 208 pounds, he has a man's body that's ready to stand the rigors of the NHL, though we doubt Montreal will rush him.
Signed three-year, entry-level deal with the Canadiens in July 2016.
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Powerful producer with man advantage
DTampa Bay Lightning
June 1, 2018
Sergachev scored three of his five playoff points this season on the power play.
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Garners Game 2 helper
DTampa Bay Lightning
May 1, 2018
Sergachev picked up an assist in Game 2 against the Bruins on Monday.
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Goals in back-to-back games
DTampa Bay Lightning
April 28, 2018
Sergachev scored a power-play goal in Saturday's 6-2 loss to the Bruins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Second Round.
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Becomes youngest Bolt to ever get playoff goal
DTampa Bay Lightning
April 21, 2018
Sergachev scored his first career NHL playoff goal in Saturday's Game 5, 3-1 victory over New Jersey.
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Seeing limited ice time in playoffs
DTampa Bay Lightning
April 14, 2018
Sergachev has one assist in two playoff games for Tampa Bay.
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