Montreal’s busy free agent day continued Friday with the signing of 2016 first round pick Mikhail Sergachev to a three year, entry-level deal. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Sergachev suited up with Windsor of the OHL in his first major junior season last year. He played in 67 games with the Spitfires, picking up 17 goals (to lead all OHL rearguards) and 40 assists, good for third in team scoring and plenty of accolades.
Sergachev earned the following awards after the season:
– OHL’s All-Rookie Team
– OHL’s First All-Star Team
– OHL’s Most Outstanding Defenceman
While the deal makes him eligible to play in the NHL next year, the more likely scenario is that he returns to junior next season. In that case, the contract will slide and not count against Montreal’s 50 contract limit.
Click here for our draft night profile on Sergachev, featuring scouting reports and highlights.