"His read-and-react game is fast. He's able to transition quickly. He's got that focus on the ice, and he's a guy you don't catch out of position. It is a lot tougher to beat him 1-on-1 now than it was earlier in the year." - Dan Marr, Director of NHL Central Scouting
"Sergachev is an expressive Russian import with world-class skating ability who flashed #1D capacity late this season. He's a freak of an athlete whose skates jump off the ice with grace, power, and fluidity. He stickhandles like a first line playmaker, and rushes the puck with pull-you-out-of your-seat excitement. He is the premier point man in the draft, with a bomb of a slapshot, a howitzer of a snap/wrist shot, and effortless puck movement. He could run the point blindfold, that’s how good he is back there. To top off all the ringing endorsement, Sergachev is a physical specimen who has no problem playing with edge." - Anthony Mauro, DraftBuzz Hockey
Began his junior career in Russia with Irbis Kazan of the MHL.
Won a gold medal with Russia at the 2014-15 U-17 World Hockey Championship.
Drafted 6th Overall in the 2015 CHL Import Draft by the Windsor Spitfires.
In his rookie OHL season, Sergachev finished 3rd in scoring among defencemen and won the Max Kaminsky Trophy as the most outstanding defenceman.
Sergachev was also named to the OHL First All-Star team and First All-Rookie team in 2015-16.
Sergachev translating well to North America
"In my minor-midget year in Russia, I played forward for 20 games and scored 25 goals. That was four years ago, when I played in a tournament as a center and was captain for that team. No one played great and I was the biggest guy in the league, so I had fun scoring goals." - Mikhail Sergachev