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David Desharnais | Center | #51

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/14/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 180
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David Desharnais found the back of the net in the Rangers' 4-3 shootout loss to the Islanders.
Desharnais has two goals and four points in eight games this season. All of his production thus far is thanks to his current three-game point streak. He'll look to keep that going Saturday against Nashville. Oct 20 - 10:38 AM
Source: NY Post

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David Desharnais scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.

Desharnais joined the Rangers as an unrestricted free agent during the summer. New York is thin down the middle, so Desharnais will be a regular on the team, but don't expect him to carry any fantasy value. The 31-year-old had six goals and 14 points in 49 games with the Oilers and Canadiens last season.
Sep 26 - 9:50 PM

David Desharnais is battling for the third line center spot on the New York Rangers.

The 31-year-old once put up 60 points in a season, but he's seen his production decline in each of the last three seasons. Still, Desharnais feels like he has enough game to play a third-line role this season. "There’s two really good centers, but after that, it’s going to be a battle," Desharnais said. "I know what I can do, I know what I can bring. Just need to go out there and show it." He had just six goals and 14 points in 49 games with Montreal and Edmonton last season. Desharnais won't have any fantasy value in 2017-18.
Source: NY Post
Sep 23 - 9:51 AM

The New York Rangers have inked David Desharnais to a one-year, $1 million contract.

Desharnais had six goals and 14 points in 49 games with the Montreal Canadiens and Edmonton Oilers last season. There was a time when Desharnais was a significant offensive threat and there's certainly a chance that the 30-year-old will bounce back. We just wouldn't bet on that happening.
Jul 4 - 3:39 PM

David Desharnais scored the overtime goal as the Oilers completed the comeback to take Game 5 over San Jose 4-3 on Thursday night.

Desharnais picked up a perfect pass in the slot from Leon Draisaitl and deposited his first of the playoffs at 18:15 of overtime. It was his first goal since March 14th as he sent the Oilers fans home happy. Oscar Klefbom tied the game late in the third period to send it to the extra period. Patrick Maroon and Mark Letestu scored the other Edmonton goals in the contest.

David Desharnais will face his former Montreal Canadien teammates for the first time on Sunday.

Desharnais was traded at the deadline a mere 11 days ago. He scored his first as an Oiler Friday in his third game but had trouble in Montreal scoring only four goals in 31 games as well as chipping in with six assists. "It’s a different feeling playing against your ex team. You listen to Justin Schultz coming back here, Taylor Hall here, Adam Larsson going back to New Jersey ... I don’t know if Brandon (Davidson) will play but I’m sure it’ll be the same for him, too," said Oilers coach Todd McLellan. "In David’s case, when you’re a young man from Quebec and you grow up in that environment and you struggle just to get to the league, then you get to play for the Habs ... that’s pretty remarkable. Playing against them will probably magnify his emotions."
Mar 12 - 8:28 AM

David Desharnais scored his first goal as an Edmonton Oiler Friday.

The forward was dealt at the deadline from Montreal and this was his third game as an Oiler. Desharnais has only five goals and 12 points in 34 games but has a goal and a helper in his three games with Edmonton. We still can't recommend him but if he starts scoring more often, grab him.
Mar 11 - 8:02 AM

David Desharnais picked up an assist in his Edmonton debut Saturday.

Desharnais had only four goals and 10 points in 31 games for Montreal this season so the change of scenery has likely done him some good. He played on the third line with Drake Caggiula and Zack Kassian, so his fantasy value will not take much of a jump at all.
Mar 5 - 7:12 AM

David Desharnais is poised to make his Edmonton debut on Saturday night against Detroit.

He is projected to center the third line. Desharnais has generated 10 points in 15 career games against the Red Wings.
Mar 4 - 11:20 AM

The Edmonton Oilers are hoping that newly acquired David Desharnais can bounce back.

Edmonton got Desharnais on Tuesday from Montreal in exchange for Brandon Davidson. Desharnais recorded 60 points in 2011-12 and 52 points in 2013-14, but these last two seasons have been rough for him and he has just four goals and 10 points in 31 contests this season. "I saw him for a lot of years playing us in Boston and he’s a good player," said Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli. "This year hasn’t been as good for him, he hurt his knee early on and he’s been in and out of the lineup, but this is a veteran player who has playoff experience and he’s high in character. He’s a versatile player, he plays well above the puck, he’s smart, he competes. I know he’s small, but he’s strong, he has a low centre of gravity." For his part, Desharnais is excited to be with Edmonton, so we'll see what he can do with the fresh start.
Mar 2 - 8:32 AM

The Montreal Canadiens have traded David Desharnais to the Edmonton Oilers for Brandon Davidson.

Desharnais started playing for the Canadiens in 2009-10. He accumulated 79 goals and 171 points in 435 games. His best season came in 2011-12 when he scored 60 points in 81 contests. Desharnais is in the final year of his contract and he had fallen out of favor with Montreal. He had been a healthy scratch in seven of his last nine contests. He has four goals and six assists in 31 games. The Canadiens will be retaining 20 percent of Desharnais' salary.
Feb 28 - 8:40 PM

David Desharnais will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against Columbus.

Desharnais had been centering the fourth line for the last couple of games, but he'll be replaced by Michael McCarron tonight. Sven Andrighetto and Nikita Nesterov will also watch tonight's game from the press box.
Feb 28 - 7:20 PM

David Desharnais will return to action on Saturday against the Maple Leafs after sitting out the last six games as a healthy scratch.

"I'm pretty excited; it's pretty hard to be on the side and just to watch so hopefully I can make a difference here tonight," Desharnais said. Through 29 games he has 10 points along while seeing just over 13 minutes a game on average.
Feb 25 - 5:52 PM

David Desharnais may return to the Canadiens lineup on Saturday night.

He's been a healthy scratch in each of Montreal's last six games, but he found himself skating on the fourth line with Torrey Mitchell and Sven Andrighetto during Friday's practice. Even if he does play against the Leafs on Saturday, don't expect him to have any fantasy value.
Feb 25 - 11:36 AM

David Desharnais returned to the lineup on Sunday.

He played between Alex Galchenyuk and Paul Byron. Desharnais' return from a one-game absence made Brian Flynn a healthy scratch.
Feb 6 - 10:22 AM

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2J.T. Miller
3Pavel Buchnevich
4Adam Cracknell
5Jesper Fast
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Kevin Shattenkirk
3Brady Skjei
4Brendan Smith
5Tony DeAngelo
6Marc Staal
7Nick Holden
8Steven Kampfer
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Ondrej Pavelec