27-Year-Old Center – Montreal Canadiens
David Desharnais Contract Information:
Signed a four-year contract extension with the Canadiens in March of 2013.
Desharnais scored a game-tying goal with 37 seconds left in regulation and then netted the game-winner in a shootout in Wednesday night's win over New Jersey. He's 3-for-3 with two game-winners in the shootout this season.
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Age is determined on October 1st of each season.
|Dec 4||at NJ||1||0||1||-1||0||0||0||0||1||100.0||0||0||17:14||2:36|
|Nov 29||at WAS||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||0||0||17:32||2:24|
|Nov 27||at BUF||1||1||2||-1||0||1||1||0||2||50.0||0||0||16:48||4:55|
|Nov 22||at WAS||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||3||33.3||0||0||16:15||4:14|
|Nov 15||at CLS||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||0||0||16:06||1:56|
|Nov 12||TB||Did Not Play|
|Nov 7||at OTT||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||15:11||0:00|
|Nov 5||STL||Did Not Play|
|Nov 2||at COL||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||1||14:20||0:46|
|Nov 1||at MIN||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||17:24||0:02|
|Oct 28||at NYR||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||0||0||12:57||1:29|
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|Oct 15||at WPG||0||1||1||2||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||1||3||15:28||2:47|
|Oct 12||at VAN||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||4||0.0||0||0||14:21||2:16|
|Oct 10||at EDM||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||1||14:20||0:15|
|Oct 9||at CGY||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||0||0||16:32||1:24|
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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.
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.