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Sport Chek Prospect Profile: Mikhail Sergachev

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

Vitals

  • Position: Defenseman
  • Date of birth: June 25, 1998
  • Shoots: Left
  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 208 lbs
  • 2015-16 team: Windsor, OHL

Scouting Report

"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

Profile

  • 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

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