Nikita Scherbak, the Canadiens’ first-round pick (26th overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, has been traded by his junior club, the Saskatoon Blades, to the Everett Silvertips on Monday in exchange for goaltender Nik Amundrud and a pair of first- and second-round draft picks in 2015 and 2016 respectively.
“He is a big, strong guy who can make plays with the puck and has the ability to score goals for us,” said Silvertips GM Garry Davidson in an official team release. “We’re confident that he will make a big impact for our club offensively.”
Scherbak is currently taking part in the Canadiens’ main training camp and will hit the Bell Centre ice for the first time during Monday’s Canadian Tire Red vs White Scrimmage. Last season, the 18-year-old Russian forward racked up 28 goals and 50 assists in 65 games, earning him the team scoring crown with the Blades.