The Montreal Canadiens selected Russian winger Nikita Scherbak with the 26th overall selection in the 2014 NHL Draft. The big winger has elite level offensive skill, and scored well over a point per game with the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League. The Blades struggled mightily this season, and Scherbak outscored his next highest scoring teammate by 35 points. He has all the tools, just needs to find someone to ride shotgun on his line.
Immediately after being selected, twitter of course exploded with reactions to the Canadiens newest player, and most of the vibes have been positive, as you can see below.
The Canadiens appear to have grabbed a highly skilled player who will be able to be an offensive force for the team in the future. A lot remains to be seen of course, but I for one love the pick of the Scherbak and think he could be a great fit on the Montreal Canadiens in a few year time. It appears lots of Habs fans tend to agree with me tonight.