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Canadiens sign first-round pick Nikita Scherbak to entry-level deal

Nikita Scherbak poses for a photo with team officials after being selected as the number twenty-six overall pick to the Montreal Canadiens in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center.

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The Montreal Canadiens have signed 2014 first round pick Nikita Scherbak to a three-year entry-level contract

The six-foot-two, 189-pound forward had 78 points (28 goals, 50 assists) in 65 regular-season games with the Western Hockey League's Saskatoon Blades last season.

He also led all WHL rookies in scoring and was the WHL Eastern Conference finalist for the Rookie of the Year award.

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Scherbak led the Blades in goals, assists, points and power-play goals (eight).

The 18-year-old Moscow native was selected 26th overall by Montreal in the 2014 draft.

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