Eliezer Sherbatov joined the Baie Comeau Drakkar after being
released by the Montreal Juniors.
After the Juniors finished their trade deadline shopping spree (which was mainly paid on credit, aka draft picks) they were left with too many players on their roster and were forced to cut a few bodies. Reluctant to drop veterans and younger players born in '93 and '94, the Juniors elected to release Hari and Sherbatov.
This all happened just over a week ago and since then each player has joined a new team, giving themselves a chance to play more minutes which will surely benefit their personal development. Hari headed north west to join the league worst (18th overall) Rouyn Noranda Huskies, while Sherbatov heads north east to join the second worst ranked team in the league (17th overall), the Baie Comeau Drakkar.
Hari, an 18 year old left winger from Hungary, played 23 games with the Juniors this season. He scored 3 goals, 7 assists, was a +3, and recorded 11 penalty minutes.
Sherbatov, a 19 year old left winger from Laval, was struggling in his second season with the Juniors. This year Sherbatov was splitting time between the 4th line and being a healthy scratch. In 37 games he scored 3 goals, 6 assists, was a -9, and earned 17 penalty minutes.
His role with the team diminished vs. last season when he enjoyed more success and was often used on the team's 2nd and 3rd lines. In 62 games played last season Sherbatov scored 12 goals and 18 assists for 30 points. In 7 playoff games he added 4 points.
Hari has yet to play a game with Rouyn Noranda but Sherbatov already recorded 1 goal and 1 assist in his first 4 games with Baie Comeau.
Good luck to both players.
Photo Credit: Ron Lemish