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David Desharnais

30-Year-Old Center – Edmonton Oilers

2016-17 NHL Stats

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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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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 contributed an assist and a pair of shots Saturday against Detroit in his first game with the Oilers.

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David Desharnais NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
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 EDM 9 2 2 4 1 0 9 22.2 0 0 11:51 0 0 0 0:15 0 7
2016-17 30 NHL MON 31 4 6 10 5 6 30 13.3 1 0 13:06 0 2 2 1:24 2 6

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2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

13:06

Average Time On Ice

On average, David Desharnais was on the ice for 13:06.

1:24

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, David Desharnais was on the ice for 1:24 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 11:51 0:15 0:01
2016-17 13:06 1:24 0:02

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2016-17 NHL Game Log   David Desharnais
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Mar 22 ANA@ANA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 10:00 0:06
Mar 20 LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 12:13 0:27
Mar 18 VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 12:18 0:00
Mar 16 BOS 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 9:20 0:00
Mar 14 DAL 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 1 13:45 0:00
Mar 12 MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 12:11 1:01
Mar 10 PIT 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 1 11:42 0:00
Mar 7 NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 10:40 0:09
Mar 4 DET 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 14:28 0:32
Feb 28 STL@STL Did Not Play
Feb 27 NJD@NJD 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 12:40 0:00
Feb 25 TOR@TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 9:37 0:00
Feb 23 NYI Did Not Play
Feb 21 NYR@NYR Did Not Play
Feb 18 WPG Did Not Play
Feb 12 BOS@BOS Did Not Play
Feb 11 STL Did Not Play
Feb 9 ARI@ARI Did Not Play
Feb 7 COL@COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 14:52 3:22
Feb 5 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 14:03 0:00
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Feb 4 WAS Did Not Play
Feb 2 PHI@PHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 13:18 0:56
Jan 31 BUF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 14:59 0:50
Jan 26 NYI@NYI Did Not Play
Jan 24 CGY Did Not Play
Jan 21 BUF Did Not Play
Jan 20 NJD@NJD Did Not Play
Jan 18 PIT Did Not Play
Jan 16 DET@DET Did Not Play
Jan 14 NYR Did Not Play
Jan 12 MIN@MIN Did Not Play
Jan 11 WPG@WPG Did Not Play
Jan 9 WAS Did Not Play
Jan 7 TOR@TOR Did Not Play
Jan 4 DAL@DAL Did Not Play
Jan 3 NAS@NAS Did Not Play
Dec 31 PIT@PIT Did Not Play
Dec 29 FLA@FLA Did Not Play
Dec 28 TAM@TAM Did Not Play
Dec 23 CLM@CLM Did Not Play
Dec 22 MIN Did Not Play
Dec 20 ANA Did Not Play
Dec 17 WAS@WAS Did Not Play
Dec 16 SAN Did Not Play
Dec 12 BOS Did Not Play
Dec 10 COL Did Not Play
Dec 8 NJD Did Not Play
Dec 6 STL@STL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 13:29 4:25
Dec 4 LOS@LOS 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 0 0 15:27 2:05
Dec 2 SAN@SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 14:54 2:49
Nov 29 ANA@ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 12:39 0:18
Nov 26 DET@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@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@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@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@NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 16:32 0:53
Oct 24 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 14:11 2:34
Oct 22 BOS@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@OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 12:23 1:52
Oct 13 BUF@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 )

The Canadiens traded Desharnais to the Oilers in exchange for defenseman Brandon Davidson on Tuesday.

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Desharnais replaced Michael McCarron on the fourth line during Friday's practice, Stu Cowan of Hockey Inside Out reports.

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Desharnais has been a healthy scratch for five straight games.

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Desharnais had three shots over 14:03 of ice time in Sunday's 1-0 shootout loss to the Oilers.

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Desharnais was a healthy scratch for Saturday's game against the Capitals, Chantal Machabee of RDS.ca reports.

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Desharnais scored a goal on two shots over 14:59 of ice time in a 5-2 win over Buffalo on Tuesday.

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Desharnais (knee) will be back on the ice for Tuesday's matchup with the Sabres, Eric Engels of Sportsnet reports.

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Desharnais (knee) will not travel to Brooklyn for Thursday's game against the Islanders, Amanda Stein of TSN 690 Montreal reports.

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Desharnais (knee) skated Tuesday, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports.

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Desharnais (knee) has been moved to long-term injured reserve, per Cap Friendly. Still, coach Michel Therrien said the veteran pivot is making progress and is expected to return in early February, the Montreal Gazette reports.

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Desharnais (knee) has been placed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.

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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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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.