Nikita Scherbak: 2014 Top Prospect

Nikita ScherbakNikita Scherbak —

League:  WHL     Team:  Saskatoon Blades    

Position:  LW      Shoots:  Left

DOB:  Dec. 30, 1995     Birthplace:  Moscow, Russia 

Height:  6’2     Weight:  175

2013-14  Stats:  Games: 65   G: 28   A:  50  Pts:  78  PIM: 46   Plus/Minus:  -6

Nikita Scherbak plays in the Western Hockey League for the Saskatoon Blades.

Winnipeg Hockey Talk’s evaluations of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft top prospects continue today with our featured prospect Nikita Scherbak. 

Offensive Buzzwords  

Nikita ScherbakNikita Scherbak is a very skilled forward that uses his excellent skating ability and great hands to create offensive chances for him and his line-mates.  He goes into the tough areas of the ice and has some sandpaper in his game.  Scherbak possesses a better than average shot with a quick release.   

Skating

Nikita Scherbak is a very good skater with excellent mobility and agility.   He puts a lot of  pressure on opposing defenses and creates room for himself with his speed and skating ability.      

Defensive Buzzwords

Like all good offensive forwards he spends most of the time on the offence and he will have to learn more about the defensive game when he gets to the next level.  

Prospect Analysis

Nikita Scherbak is a solid prospect.  Size, skill and he can skate.   Late 1st round or early 2nd round selection.  

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