Nikita Scherbak | RW     Saskatoon | WHL
Height: 6’2”     Weight: 174     Shoots: Left
Born: December 30, 1995

Career Statistics
2012-2013   Kapitan Stupino   GP: 50   G: 7   A: 7   P: 14   +/-: -8   PIM: 14

To say Scherbak has been a pleasant surprise since joining
Saskatoon would be an understatement
(Photo Credit: Saskatoon Blades)
Player Overview
Scherbak was a relatively unknown name when he was selected in the second round of the 2013 CHL Import Draft. Even in his native Russia, he wasn’t given much thought. But now people are starting to take notice. Playing exceptionally well with 64 points in 51 games, he also put up a strong performance in the OHL Top Prospects Game.

Scherbak in an offensively gifted forward with slick hands and great puck skills. With great IQ and vision it’s surprising that no one picked up on his potential sooner. And now that he has clearly begun adapting to the North America style of play, his offensive sense should no longer be in doubt. Extremely elusive, his great passing, shot and scoring ability should quickly convert any remaining doubters.

However, despite being known for his offensive acumen, Scherbak does have a gritty side to his game. He has a willingness to battle and doesn’t hesitate to go hard to the net. The biggest aspect he needs to work on is his dedication to a two-way game.

A gifted skater with good agility, Scherbak is still a raw talent, but the potential is excellent. A few things left to round out, but there shouldn’t be many concerns with making Scherbak a high pick in June.