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David Desharnais | Center

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/14/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 177
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David Desharnais felt his season turned around after he got a shootout goal on Nov. 15 against Columbus.
"Even if it was a shootout goal, everything clicked after I scored in Columbus," said Desharnais. "I took advantage of the chance I got and I gained a lot of confidence from that play. That's when I felt I got going again." After a slow start he accounted for 51 points in the last 60 games of the regular season. He also credited his teammates for his ability to bounce back. "For sure it would have been harder to get out of it without the help of my teammates," he stated. "Just knowing that they have faith in you gave me hope even when times were rough. Max [Pacioretty] helped me a lot and so did Daniel [Briere]." Jun 12 - 6:50 PM

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David Desharnais scored a goal in a 7-4 win against the New York Rangers Tuesday night.

Desharnais also recorded two assists in Game 4 on Sunday. With the Canadiens' one loss away from elimination in the Eastern Conference Final, they need all the help they can get. Desharnais has been quiet for the most part in the playoffs, but they have to hope this is the beginning of a hot streak for him.
May 28 - 9:39 AM

David Desharnais collected assists on both of the Montreal Canadiens' goals in their 3-2 overtime loss to the Rangers in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final series in New York Sunday night.

They were his fifth and sixth assists of the post-season and they led to goals by defensemen Francis Bouillon (his second of the playoffs) and P.K. Subban (fifth). The series now returns to Montreal with the Canadiens trailing in games, 3-1.
May 25 - 11:33 PM

The Canadiens have not scored an even-strength goal on Boston netminder Tuukka Rask since 13:52 of the second period of Game 3.

"We're playing against a very good team; if you look at the stats it's one of the best teams at 5-on-5," Montreal center David Desharnais said. "It's tough, but we have to find a way. If we get some power plays we need to take advantage of that and create some momentum to score 5-on-5." Excluding an empty-net goal scored in Game 3, Montreal has scored six goals at even strength in the five games. Three of those have been scored by forwards, none by Desharnais, Max Pacioretty or Thomas Vanek.
May 11 - 9:55 PM

David Desharnais has one goal and two assists in eight 2014 playoff contests.

Montreal's top line, consisting of Desharnais, Max Pacioretty and Thomas Vanek, combined for just two shots in Thursday's 1-0 overtime loss to Boston. "You want a little more from your top line, but I thought they played better as the game went on," coach Michel Therrien said.
May 9 - 7:47 AM

David Desharnais tipped home his first goal of the playoffs, one-timing a P.K. Subban slap pass on the power play during a 4-1 Habs win over Tampa on Friday night.

Desharnais helped Montreal take a commanding 2-0 lead in the series as a result of Friday’s victory. The 27 year-old also came out as a +1 during the game with two penalty minutes in 15:31 of ice time.
Apr 18 - 9:41 PM

David Desharnais had a goal and an assist in a 7-4 victory on Friday.

This was Desharnais' third multi-point game in his last four contests. He has 16 goals and 51 points in 75 games this season.
Apr 5 - 9:59 AM

David Desharnais generated a goal and an assist in Thursday's win against Detroit.

The diminutive center is currently playing between Montreal's two top-talented wingers in Thomas Vanek and Max Pacioretty. Desharnais has amassed 15 points, including 12 assists, in 16 games following the Olympic break.
Mar 28 - 8:39 AM

David Desharnais is on a three-game point streak.

Desharnais had an assist in Montreal's 2-0 win over Buffalo on Sunday. He now has 13 goals and 41 points in 66 games this season.
Mar 17 - 9:33 AM

David Desharnais scored and assisted in the Canadiens' wild 5-4, come-from-behind overtime victory against the Senators on Saturday night.

Desharnais' goal came as the clock expired in regulation to send the game to overtime; the clock showed 0.3 seconds remaining when it crossed the line. Credit the Canadiens for not giving up when they were down 4-1 5:08 into the third period. Brian Gionta and Lars Eller each also registered a goal and an assist. Daniel Briere potted a goal and P.K. Subban had three assists. Francis Bouillon scored the winner in overtime, his first goal since March 10, 2013.
Mar 15 - 10:25 PM

David Desharnais tallied Montreal's only goal in a 4-1 loss versus Boston on Wednesday.

He snapped a seven-game goalless drought with his 12th marker of the season. Desharnais had five helpers during his goal skid. He currently has 38 points in 64 matches.
Mar 13 - 10:21 AM

David Desharnais contributed a pair of assists and the shootout winner in Montreal's 6-5 victory over Pittsburgh on Thursday.

Desharnais has emerged as a productive center, between Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher, after a difficult start to the season. If you are in need of points, mostly by way of assists, then Desharnais could be a solid option.
Feb 28 - 8:54 AM

David Desharnais potted two goals for the Canadiens in their 4-1 win over the Hurricanes on Saturday night.

With 11 goals and 32 points, the forward is not really having a season worthy of fantasy consideration, though he does have five points over his last three games now. Brian Gionta and Ryan White, who also had a helper, scored the other goals. Brendan Gallagher picked up two assists.
Feb 8 - 8:50 PM

David Desharnais picked up an empty netter in Tuesday's win over Calgary.

He put the Canadiens up 2-0 with just 11 seconds left in the third. Max Pacioretty and P.K. Subban earned assists on the play to pad their stats as well. Desharnais has three goals and four assists in his past 10 contests.
Feb 5 - 7:22 AM

David Desharnais appears to be a fine pickup for the weekend, as he's playing his best hockey of the season lately and the Habs play on both Saturday and Sunday.

After a miserable start (seven points in his first 25 games), Desharnais has picked up some of the slack with 20 points in his last 26. The 27 year-old is owned in just 10% of Yahoo leagues and has two goals and six points in his past seven games.
Jan 31 - 7:22 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1David Desharnais
2Tomas Plekanec
3Lars Eller
4Manny Malhotra
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Michael Bournival
4Travis Moen
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2P. A. Parenteau
3Rene Bourque
4Dale Weise
5Brandon Prust
D1P.K. Subban
2Andrei Markov
3Tom Gilbert
4Mike Weaver
5Alexei Emelin
6Jarred Tinordi
7Nathan Beaulieu
G1Carey Price
2Peter Budaj
3Dustin Tokarski