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David Desharnais

30-Year-Old Center – Montreal Canadiens

2016-17 NHL Stats

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2016 NHL Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Montrealís favorite whipping boy enters the final year of his contract coming off his worst statistical season. It started well for Desharnais, centering a low-pressure third line, but things got dicey during the Habsí December slide, as head coach Michel Therrien stuck him ...

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STATUS:  Out    INJURY:  Knee    EST. RETURN:  1/20/2017
SHOOTS: Left   HT: 5' 7"   WT: 171   DOB: 9/14/1986
BORN: Laurier-Station, Quebec   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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David Desharnais Contract Information:

Signed a four-year contract extension with the Canadiens in March of 2013.

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Desharnais (knee) will miss 6-to-8 weeks after sustaining a knee injury in Tuesday's game against the Blues.

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David Desharnais NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2009-10 23 6 0 1 1 -1 0 2 0.0 0 0 7:08 0 1 1 1:37 1 2
2010-11 24 NHL MON 43 8 14 22 -3 12 55 14.5 0 0 12:52 4 4 8 1:55 16 19
2011-12 25 NHL MON 81 16 44 60 10 24 98 16.3 2 0 18:24 3 17 20 3:17 33 48
2012-13 26 NHL MON 48 10 18 28 -2 26 66 15.2 3 0 16:28 2 5 7 3:09 26 18
2013-14 27 NHL MON 79 16 36 52 11 24 96 16.7 2 0 17:12 3 12 15 3:25 23 35
2014-15 28 NHL MON 82 14 34 48 22 24 90 15.6 4 0 17:15 2 9 11 2:44 43 49
2015-16 29 NHL MON 65 11 18 29 -6 20 90 12.2 4 0 16:00 3 2 5 2:19 31 25
2016-17 30 NHL MON 25 3 6 9 4 4 23 13.0 0 0 13:04 0 2 2 1:31 1 5

Age is determined on October 1st of each season.

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David Desharnais – Playing Time Overview

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2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

13:04

Average Time On Ice

On average, David Desharnais was on the ice for 13:04.

1:31

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, David Desharnais was on the ice for 1:31 during power plays.

0:02

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, David Desharnais was on the ice for 0:02 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2014-15 17:15 2:44 0:02
2015-16 16:00 2:19 0:01
2016-17 13:04 1:31 0:02

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2016-17 NHL Game Log   David Desharnais
Calculate Stats Over Any Time Period Just click on any two dates to see the totals.
Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Dec 6 @STL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 13:29 4:25
Dec 4 @LOS 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 0 0 15:27 2:05
Dec 2 @SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 14:54 2:49
Nov 29 @ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 12:39 0:18
Nov 26 @DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 12:40 0:00
Nov 24 CAR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 12:01 1:57
Nov 22 OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 8:44 0:26
Nov 19 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 13:07 3:09
Nov 18 @CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 16:29 0:54
Nov 15 FLA 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 100.0 0 0 16:19 3:12
Nov 13 @CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 10:59 0:00
Nov 12 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 11:15 0:33
Nov 10 LOS Did Not Play
Nov 8 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 12:10 0:00
Nov 5 PHI 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 10:44 0:32
Nov 4 @CLM 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 10:08 0:00
Nov 2 VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 14:05 1:45
Oct 29 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 13:26 1:32
Oct 27 TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:56 2:46
Oct 26 @NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 16:32 0:53
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Oct 24 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 14:11 2:34
Oct 22 @BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 11:27 2:02
Oct 20 ARI 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 13:34 0:58
Oct 18 PIT 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 100.0 0 0 11:57 2:12
Oct 15 @OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 12:23 1:52
Oct 13 @BUF 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 12:14 1:09

David Desharnais: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Desharnais exited Tuesday's game against the Blues with a lower-body injury and will not return, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

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Desharnais earned two assists in a 5-4 shootout victory over the Kings on Sunday.

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Desharnais collected a goal and an assist in Tuesday night's 4-3 overtime loss to the Panthers. He skated 16:19, his most in 10 games, and was on the power play for a season-high 3:12.

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Desharnais returned to Montreal's lineup Saturday after being a healthy scratch Thursday. He had a rather invisible game, generating no stats in all the major categories while getting 11:15 of ice time in Montreal's 5-0 win over Detroit.

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Desharnais was a healthy scratch Thursday against Los Angeles. The third-line center had been without a point in nine straight games.

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Desharnais found the back of the net on both of his shots despite playing only 11:57 in Tuesday's 4-0 win over Pittsburgh.

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Desharnais contributed an assist to Thursday's 4-1 Opening Night victory against Buffalo.

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Desharnais had good chemistry with Andrew Shaw skating on the third line with Daniel Carr in Thursday night's preseason finale against the Maple Leafs, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports. The third line contributed two goals and three assists against Toronto.

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Desharnais potted a goal on three shots in Saturday night's 4-3 loss to the Panthers.

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Desharnais scored a goal and had three shots on net in Thursday night's 3-0 win over Tampa Bay. It was his first goal since returning from a foot injury four games ago and just his second in the previous 21 games played.

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Desharnais returned from a foot injury Thursday and had 15:50 of ice time in a 4-3 loss to the Red Wings. He began the game centering the third line and was later moved to wing to make way for rookie Michael McCarron.

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Desharnais (foot) is slated to play Thursday against the Red Wings, John Bartlett of Sportsnet reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016-17

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2015-16

The slick-handed Desharnais turned in a another solid season last year, generating 48 points as well as a plus-22 rating while playing 82 games for the first time, but his fantasy game has a lot of shortcomings. His point total is always assist-heavy -- he scored just 14 goals last year and has a career high of 16 -- and he doesn't contribute much in other categories, as he doesn't take many penalties, has never put 100 shots on goal in a season, and doesn't offer many hits or blocks, either. While Desharnais currently remains in a top-six role for the Canadiens, if Alex Galchenyuk turns last year's big improvement into a full-on breakout -- a strong possibility -- it could be Desharnais who finds himself bumped out of the picture. On the flip side, Galchenyuk could stay at the wing and play alongside Desharnais, which would have the opposite effect. Despite the wide range of possible outcomes, Desharnais has established a solid floor that makes him a safe and relatively inexpensive draft-day investment.

2014-15

After signing a four-year contract in the off-season, Desharnais endured a horrendous drought early in the year and barely held onto his spot as a top-six forward. Sometime around late November, he started to make an impact offensively and never stopped. He was second on the team with 36 assists and continues to be the center on a line with Max Pacioretty, Montreal's most productive goal-scorer. A similar role in 2014-15 is envisioned for Desharnais.

2013-14

Desharnais took a step back in 2012-13, scoring just 28 points while finishing at minus-2 in 48 games for the Canadiens. He had been part of Montreal's only good line the season before when he scored 60 points, but the undersized center appeared overmatched at times, especially in the playoffs against the giants on Ottawa's blue line. Still, the Habs like him enough and re-signed him for another four seasons. DD's good on the dot and has a proven rapport with Max Pacioretty, the team's leading goal scorer the past two seasons, dating back to their time in the AHL. He'll return as a top-six center.

2012-13

Desharnais continued his development with Montreal, earninig a larger and larger role as the season wore on. He eventually dislodged Tomas Plekanec as the as the center on the first line, showing good chemistry with team-leading goal scorers Max Pacioretty and Erik Cole. Desharnais is a trusted player, who takes faceoffs and plays on both special teams units; his 17 assists and 20 points on the power play led the team. Head coach Michel Therrien will keep the top line together to open the season but there will be a top-six spot for Desharnais should the coach feel the need to restructure his lines.

2011-12

The 24-year-old Desharnais played significant minutes for Montreal in 2010-11, registering eight goals and 22 points in 43 games. Desharnais showed an ability to create offensive chances from any line, skating with various combinations, and was a trusted man on faceoffs. He played well enough to earn more than the 12:52 of ice time he averaged, but his size works against him. Montreal coach Jacques Martin was comfortable using him on both special teams units and had him with the second line at times, but he mostly skated on the fourth line. With a full season at the parent club and continued use on the power play (four PPG last year), Desharnais could push the 20-goal mark.