Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- David Desharnais
David Desharnais was born on September 14, 1986 in Quebec City, Quebec. A prolific playmaker for the Chicoutimi Sagueneens of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Desharnais went undrafted and began his professional career in the ECHL with the Cincinnati Cyclones where he continued to put up impressive offensive numbers. In his first year in the East Coast Hockey League he was named Rookie of the Year, League MVP and was the league's leading scorer.

In the summer of 2008 he inked a deal with the Montreal Canadiens. He then spent the better part of two seasons with the Canadiens' AHL affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs, before getting his first taste of NHL action during the 2009-10 season, appearing in six games for the bleu, blanc et rouge.

The 2011-12 season would be Desharnais' offensive best. In 81 games for the Canadiens, he notched 16 goals and a club-high 44 assists. He followed that up with 28 points during the lockout shortened season and 52 points in 2013-14.

In 2016-17, with his offensive totals dipping, Desharnais found himself missing time as a healthy scratch. On February 28, 2017, his time in Montreal would come to an end. He was traded by the Canadiens to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Brandon Davidson. He would finish the season with the Oilers and in the summer of 2017 inked a deal with the New York Rangers.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2001-02 Rive-Sud Express Minor-QC
2001-02 Levis Commandeurs QAAA 2 0 2 2 0
2002-03 Levis Commandeurs QAAA 42 27 42 69 10 13 6 12 18 8
2003-04 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 70 23 28 51 12 -1 18 4 7 11 8
2004-05 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 68 32 65 97 39 +5 17 5 10 15 8
2005-06 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 63 33 85 118 44 +45 9 2 9 11 4
2006-07 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 61 38 70 108 32 +8 4 1 5 6 2
2006-07 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 7 1 1 2 4 -2
2007-08 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 4 0 1 1 6 -3
2007-08 Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL 68 29 77 106 18 +38 22 9 24 33 18
2008-09 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 77 24 34 58 20 +12 6 1 3 4 4
2009-10 Montreal Canadiens NHL 6 0 1 1 0 -1
2009-10 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 60 27 51 78 34 +30 19 10 13 23 16
2010-11 Montreal Canadiens NHL 43 8 14 22 12 -3 5 0 1 1 2
2010-11 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 35 10 35 45 24 +14
2011-12 Montreal Canadiens NHL 81 16 44 60 24 +10
2012-13 HC Fribourg-Gotteron Swiss 16 4 12 16 12
2012-13 Montreal Canadiens NHL 48 10 18 28 26 -2 5 0 1 1 2
2013-14 Montreal Canadiens NHL 79 16 36 52 24 +11 17 2 6 8 6
2014-15 Montreal Canadiens NHL 82 14 34 48 24 +22 11 1 2 3 4
2015-16 Montreal Canadiens NHL 65 11 18 29 20 -6
2016-17 Montreal Canadiens NHL 31 4 6 10 6 +5
2016-17 Edmonton Oilers NHL 18 2 2 4 6 -1 13 1 3 4 0
NHL Totals 453 81 173 254 142 51 4 13 17 14


ECHL Rookie of the Year (2008) ECHL Leading Scorer (2008) ECHL MVP (2008) Signed as a free agent by Montreal, November 5, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Fribourg (Swiss), November 2, 2012. Traded to Edmonton by Montreal for Brandon Davidson, February 28, 2017. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 5, 2017.
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