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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 scored a goal as the New York Rangers lost 3-2 on Friday night in a shootout.
Desharnais now has four goals and 19 points in 35 games this season with the Rangers, which are respectable numbers for the center. Desharnais has battled his way back into the lineup after being scratched a number of times in November. He opened the scoring for the Rangers but they weren't able to hold on to the lead. Fri, Dec 29, 2017 10:52:00 PM

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David Desharnais registered three assists in the Rangers' 5-4 loss to Florida.

Desharnais was actually initially projected to be a healthy scratch on Tuesday, but he drew into the lineup because Mika Zibanejad couldn't make it past the pregame warmups due to an upper-body injury. Desharnais clearly made the most of the surprise opportunity even if it didn't end up working out for the Rangers as a team. He took Zibanejad's place between Pavel Buchnevich and Chris Kreider. Desharnais has two goals and 11 points in 22 contests this season.
Source: NY Post
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 07:13:00 AM

David Desharnais will draw back into the lineup on Sunday.

Desharnais has been a healthy scratch the last three games but with Boo Nieves out, he will see fourth line time with Jimmy Vesey and Paul Carey. "That line's been effective," coach Alain Vigneault said. "Both Jimmy and Paul have been playing some pretty good hockey for us. David's been out here for a couple of games and I'm sure he's anxious to get back in the lineup and play well and that's what he'll do for us tomorrow." Desharnais has two goals and eight points in 20 games.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 09:03:00 AM

David Desharnais will be a healthy scratch in Friday's game against Detroit.

He's been scratched in three straight games. Desharnais has two goals and six assists in 20 games this season.
Fri, Nov 24, 2017 06:47:00 PM

David Desharnais will be a healthy scratch in Wednesday's game against Carolina.

Desharnais has now been scratched in back-to-back games. He has two goals and six assists in 20 games this season.
Source: NHL.com
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 07:23:00 PM

David Desharnais will be scratched Sunday night against Ottawa.

Desharnais hasn't scored a goal since Oct. 19 and he has one assist in his last seven appearances. Paul Carey will play in Desharnais' place.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 12:31:00 PM

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.
Source: NY Post
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 10:38:00 AM

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.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 09:50:00 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
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 09:51:00 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.
Tue, Jul 4, 2017 03:39:00 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.
Fri, Apr 21, 2017 02:18:00 AM

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."
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 08:28:00 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.
Sat, Mar 11, 2017 08:02:00 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.
Sun, Mar 5, 2017 07:12:00 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.
Sat, Mar 4, 2017 11:20:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mika Zibanejad
2Kevin Hayes
3David Desharnais
4Peter Holland
5Vinni Lettieri
LW1Chris Kreider
2Rick Nash
3Jimmy Vesey
4Michael Grabner
5Ryan Gropp
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2J.T. Miller
3Pavel Buchnevich
4Jesper Fast
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Kevin Shattenkirk
3Brady Skjei
4Brendan Smith
5Marc Staal
6Nick Holden
7Steven Kampfer
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Ondrej Pavelec