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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: 176   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 had two goals in Saturday's 4-0 win over Toronto. He has six points and a plus-8 rating in his last six games.

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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 63 11 27 38 22 16 72 15.3 4 0 17:12 2 6 8 2:19 23 39
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David Desharnais – Playing Time Overview

Time On Ice Stats

17:12

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

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

2:19

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, David Desharnais was on the ice for 2:19 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 2:19

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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
Mar 2 at SJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 16:59 0:00
Feb 28 TOR 2 0 2 3 2 0 0 0 2 100.0 0 1 14:28 2:47
Feb 26 at CLS 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 19:43 2:37
Feb 24 at STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:24 1:40
Feb 21 CLS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 17:00 3:04
Feb 19 FLA 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 2 20:49 1:17
Feb 18 at OTT 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 18:12 1:44
Feb 16 at DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 16:27 1:07
Feb 14 TOR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 19:28 3:21
Feb 12 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 20:15 2:10
Feb 10 PHI 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 19:19 3:16
Feb 8 at BOS 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 17:08 2:57
Feb 7 NJ 0 3 3 2 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 1 18:54 2:31
Feb 3 BUF 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 19:42 1:52
Feb 1 ARI 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 17:06 1:57
Jan 31 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 15:22 2:42
Jan 29 at NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 15:02 2:16
Jan 27 DAL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 15:55 4:17
Jan 20 NSH 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 1 18:36 2:33
Jan 17 NYI 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 1 14:25 2:21
Jan 15 at OTT 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 15:25 1:21
Jan 14 at CLS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:42 4:20
Jan 10 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 15:33 2:52
Jan 6 TB 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 18:25 3:19
Jan 3 at PIT 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 17:39 3:32
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Jan 2 at NJ 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 14:46 2:36
Dec 30 at FLA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 16:37 1:19
Dec 29 at CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 17:46 1:04
Dec 23 at NYI 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 1 17:55 1:38
Dec 20 OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 17:33 2:41
Dec 18 ANH 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 15:39 1:32
Dec 16 CAR 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 18:03 3:30
Dec 12 LA 1 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 100.0 0 2 13:29 1:09
Dec 9 VAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 14:32 2:54
Dec 6 at DAL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 14:53 0:45
Dec 5 at CHI 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 19:48 2:18
Dec 3 at MIN 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 16:45 0:26
Dec 1 at COL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 14:58 1:02
Nov 29 BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 19:11 1:51
Nov 28 at BUF 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 18:41 2:52
Nov 23 at NYR 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 17:58 1:15
Nov 22 at BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 18:12 3:02
Nov 20 STL 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 17:39 2:05
Nov 18 PIT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 18:15 2:17
Nov 16 at DET 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 15:30 2:36
Nov 15 PHI 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 0 2 17:52 2:27
Nov 13 BOS 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 18:42 4:04
Nov 11 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 15:21 2:44
Nov 8 MIN 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 15:18 0:51
Nov 5 at BUF 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 20:47 1:12
Nov 4 CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 15:58 4:09
Nov 2 CGY 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 16:18 0:46
Oct 30 at VAN 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 17:32 3:20
Oct 28 at CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 16:26 3:00
Oct 27 at EDM 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 17:57 3:51
Oct 25 NYR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 18:10 0:53
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 had an assist in Saturday night's 3-1 win over Columbus. The first-line center has an assist in each of the last three games.

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Desharnais scored the game-winning goal in overtime Tuesday against the Flyers, extending his point streak to five games.

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Desharnais extended his point streak to four games by picking up an assist in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Bruins.

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Desharnais set up three Montreal goals in Saturday's 6-2 win over New Jersey. The points stretched his scoring streak to three games and six points, including five assists. He also won 15 of his 20 faceoffs in the victory.

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Desharnais has been moved back to the top line, centering Max Pacioretty and Dale Weise, the Montreal Gazette reports. Tomas Plekanec, who had been centering the top line, moves down to the second line between Brendan Gallagher and Alex Galchenyuk.

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Desharnais assisted on the Canadiens' first goal and scored the second one in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Sabres.

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Desharnais had an assist in Sunday's loss to the Coyotes. The point snapped a three-game drought.

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Desharnais bagged a goal and chipped in an assist in Saturday's 6-4 win over the Islanders. He was moved back to center after a stretch of games on the wing.

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Desharnais scored a goal in Tuesday's win over the Islanders and now has three goals and two assists in his last five games.

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Desharnais was moved to left wing on the third line in Friday's practice, Hockey Inside Out reports. Lars Eller (upper body) returned from injury and reclaimed his spot at center of the third line.

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Desharnais was the whole of the Montreal offense Thursday, tallying his fourth goal of the year on a third-period power play in a 2-1 loss to Anaheim.

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Desharnais, who was dropped to the third line recently, has a goal and two assists in the last two games.

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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.