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David Desharnais

28-Year-Old Center – Montreal Canadiens

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 5' 7"   WT: 177   DOB: 9/14/1986   BORN: Laurier-Station, Quebec   DRAFTED: No  

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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 scored in overtime to seal Tuesday night's 2-1 win over the Red Wings. It was the first goal of the season for Montreal's top-line center.

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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 7 1 3 4 6 6 11 9.1 1 0 17:12 0 1 1 2:33 3 2
2014-15 Proj 28 NHL MON 79 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for David Desharnais

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Time On Ice Stats

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Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, David Desharnais was on the ice for 17:12.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, David Desharnais was on the ice for 2:33 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 16:28 3:09
2013-14 17:12 3:25
2014-15 17:12 2:33

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David Desharnais 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 21 DET 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 1 17:23 1:04
Oct 18 COL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 16:06 2:40
Oct 16 BOS 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 14:59 1:47
Oct 13 at TB 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 16:38 3:57
Oct 11 at PHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 19:35 2:41
Oct 9 at WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 18:23 4:11
Oct 8 at TOR 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 17:19 1:34

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

Desharnais contributed a pair of assists and went plus-2 in Thursday's victory over Boston, ending a three-game streak without a point.

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Desharnais had an assist and two shots on goal in Wednesday night's win over Toronto. He won eight of 15 faceoffs and was plus-2 in 17:19 of ice time.

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Desharnais gathered two assists in Sunday's Game 4 loss to the Rangers.

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Desharnais scored the opening goal in Friday's 4-1 win over Tampa Bay in Game 2 of the teams' Atlantic Division semifinal.

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Desharnais had an assist in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime loss to Chicago.

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Desharnais grabbed a goal and an assist in Friday's 7-4 win over Ottawa, giving him six points in the last four games.

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Desharnais scored a goal, assisted on another and had three shots in Thursday night's 5-4 win over Detroit.

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Desharnais dished out two helpers Tuesday as the Canadiens doubled up the Avalanche 6-3.

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Desharnais' power-play goal with less than a second remaining sent Saturday's game into overtime where the Canadiens scored again to beat Ottawa, 5-4. He was also involved in overtime when he assisted on Francis Bouillon's game-winner.

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Desharnais had an assist in Wednesday's shootout win over the Ducks, his fourth straight game with a helper.

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Desharnais picked up a pair of helpers in Thursday's 6-5 shootout win over the Penguins.

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Desharnais' two goals Saturday in a win over Carolina extended his point streak to three games and five points, including three goals.

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2014-15

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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.