Nikita Sergeevich Scherbak (Russian: Никита Сергеевич Щербак; born December 30, 1995) is a Russian professional ice hockey player currently playing within the Montreal Canadiens organization of the National Hockey League (NHL). Scherbak was selected by the Canadiens in the first round (26th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
|Born|| December 30, 1995
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
Laval Rocket (AHL)
|NHL Draft||26th overall, 2014
Scherbak began his junior career in 2012 playing with Kapitan Stupino in the Russian Junior Hockey League. Scherbak was drafted by the Saskatoon Blades in the 2nd round of the 2013 CHL Import Draft.
He joined the Blades in 2013 where he led all rookies in goals (28), assists (50), and points (78) during the 2013–14 WHL season. His outstanding play was rewarded when he was invited to play the 2014 CHL Top Prospects Game.
Scherbak was rated as a top prospect who was viewed as a possible first round selection heading into the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. After his selection on July 21, 2014, he was signed to a three-year entry-level contract with the Canadiens.
On September 22, Scherbak was traded to the Everett Silvertips from the Saskatoon Blades  based on league rules which state that no more than two non-North American players may be on the same club's roster at any given time.
During the 2016–17 season, Scherbak made his NHL debut for Montreal Canadiens on January 7, 2017 against Toronto Maple Leafs and scored on the power play, on his first NHL career shot, to put the Canadiens up 3-2, with just 0.9 seconds left of the first period. Montreal won the game 5-3.
|2015–16||St. John's IceCaps||AHL||48||7||16||23||20||—||—||—||—||—|
|2016–17||St. John's IceCaps||AHL||66||13||28||41||32||4||1||1||2||4|
|CHL Top Prospects Game (Team Cherry)||2014|||
|Awards and achievements|
|Montreal Canadiens first round draft pick