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51 David Desharnais C
Height/Weight: 5-7/177 | Birthdate: 9/14/1986 | Birthplace: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada | Team: Montreal Canadiens | College: None | NHL Experience: 5 | Salary: $950,000 | Owned/Started%: 54/39 | Average Draft Position: 175.51
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2/28/2015

David Desharnais, C, MON Habs' Desharnais: Two Goals In Win

David Desharnais

Habs' Desharnais: Two Goals In Win

News: David 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.
Analysis: The first goal was his 200th point of his career, the second went into an empty net. He's a valuable role contributor in most fantasy formats, but right now, he's delivering more than anticipated. Take advantage.

2/22/2015

David Desharnais, C, MON

David Desharnais

Habs' Desharnais Begins Streak

News: David Desharnais had an assist in Saturday night's 3-1 win over Columbus. The first-line center has an assist in each of the previous three games.
Analysis: That's what can happen when one skates with Montreal's best offensive weapon, Max Pacioretty, who has scored four goals in the past four games. David Desharnais is in a good spot between Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher.

2/10/2015

David Desharnais, C, MON Habs' Desharnais Extends Streak With OT Winner

David Desharnais

Habs' Desharnais Extends Streak With OT Winner

News: David Desharnais scored the game-winning goal in overtime Tuesday against the Flyers, extending his point streak to five games.
Analysis: The guy has been an absolute monster since the calendar turned to February, tallying two goals, six assists and a plus-9 rating over five games. His season stats are still middling, but make sure he's in your lineup while he's red-hot.

2/9/2015

David Desharnais, C, MON Canadiens' Desharnais Extends Streak

David Desharnais

Canadiens' Desharnais Extends Streak

News: David Desharnais extended his point streak to four games when picked up an assist in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Bruins.
Analysis: David Desharnais has seven points (1 goal, six assists) in the past four games. For the last two-plus games, he's been reunited on the top line with Max Pacioretty.

2/7/2015

David Desharnais, C, MON Habs' Desharnais: Six Points In Last Three Games

David Desharnais

Habs' Desharnais: Six Points In Last Three Games

News: David 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.
Analysis: He now has 30 points in 51 games, but nine of those have come in the last eight outings. Take full advantage.

2/6/2015

David Desharnais, C, MON

David Desharnais

Habs Reunite Desharnais With Pacioretty

News: David 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.
Analysis: Head coach Michel Therrien is trying to unlock a dormant offense that's scored just six goals in the past four games. David Desharnais and Pacioretty have a good working relationship, having played together since their AHL days.

2/3/2015

David Desharnais, C, MON

David Desharnais

Desharnais Carries Montreal's Offense Tuesday

News: David Desharnais assisted on the Canadiens' first goal and scored the second one in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Sabres.
Analysis: Not a good outcome for the team, but it's the second straight game on the scoresheet for David Desharnais. Despite his maddening inconsistency, he's actually got six points in his last seven contests, though he's still lingering at about a 40-point pace for the season.

2/2/2015

David Desharnais, C, MON

David Desharnais

Habs' Desharnais Gets Point

News: David Desharnais had an assist in Sunday's loss to the Coyotes. The point snapped a three-game drought.
Analysis: The Canadiens have hit a rough patch in terms of goal-scoring the last few games and several players have been unproductive. David Desharnais, who has just 25 points in 49 games, is now centering young offensive stars Brendan Gallagher and Alex Galchenyuk (two goals Sunday). In theory, he's in a good spot to ramp up his point production.

1/18/2015

David Desharnais, C, MON

David Desharnais

Two-Point Outing For Habs' Desharnais

News: David 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.
Analysis: It was David Desharnais' unassisted goal that held up as the game-winner in a contest that featured 10 scores. The diminutive center was in desperate need of the multi-point showing; he had been limited to just one point over his previous eight games. Perhaps the shift back to center will ignite a scoring burst.

12/26/2014

David Desharnais, C, MON Habs' Desharnais Loving Third Line

David Desharnais

Habs' Desharnais Loving Third Line

News: David Desharnais scored a goal in Tuesday's win over the Islanders and now has three goals and two assists in his last five games.
Analysis: The surge in production coincides with his move to the third line with Lars Eller and P.A. Parenteau. David Desharnais continues to get work on the man advantage as well.

12/20/2014

David Desharnais, C, MON

David Desharnais

Habs Move Desharnais To Wing

News: David 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.
Analysis: With P.A. Parenteau skating at right wing, this will be the third-line configuration for Saturday night's game against Ottawa. Head coach Michel Therrien explained his vision to David Desharnais, telling the forward that it's best for the team if he can adapt to many positions. Reading between the lines, this likely means Alex Galchenyuk will remain the center of the top line.

12/18/2014

David Desharnais, C, MON Desharnais Accounts For Habs' Offense Thursday

David Desharnais

Desharnais Accounts For Habs' Offense Thursday

News: David 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.
Analysis: He's been hot of late, racking up four points over the course of a three-game streak. While David Desharnais has been known to go through slumps, he typically finds a way to course correct and get his points in the end, and that seems to be happening again this year.

12/18/2014

David Desharnais, C, MON

David Desharnais

Habs' Desharnais Adjusting

News: David Desharnais, who was dropped to the third line recently, has a goal and two assists in the last two games.
Analysis: David Desharnais is adjusting to his new linemates, centering Brandon Prust and P.A. Parenteau for the time being. At some point, when Lars Eller returns from an upper-body injury, the lines may be tweaked again.

12/13/2014

David Desharnais, C, MON

David Desharnais

Habs' Desharnais Nets Two Points In Win

News: David Desharnais scored his third goal of the season and added an assist in Friday's win over the Kings. It was his first 5-on-5 goal in 52 games.
Analysis: David Desharnais now has 17 points in 31 games, to go with a plus-8 rating. While he's been dropped down to the third line, Desharnais has been fairly consistent of late, recording seven points (one goal) in his last 11 games. While his goal total is disappointing, Desharnais is still on pace for a 40- to 50-point season, making him a reliable option in some deep leagues.

12/9/2014

David Desharnais, C, MON

David Desharnais

Habs Drop Desharnais

News: David Desharnais was moved off the top line during Monday's practice, the Montreal Gazette reports. He centered a line with Michael Bournival and P.A. Parenteau.
Analysis: Head coach Michel Therrien is breaking up the pairing of David Desharnais and Max Pacioretty, a duo who've played together since the days in the AHL. The coach made major line changes Monday in the wake of Montreal's worst stretch this season. Having scored 13 goals in the last seven games, in which they've won just once, it was time for a change.

12/7/2014

David Desharnais, C, MON

David Desharnais

Canadiens' Desharnais Dropped

News: David Desharnais was dropped to the third line during Saturday night's 4-1 loss to Dallas. He skated the third period with P.A. Parenteau and Brandon Prust.
Analysis: The decision to shuffle lines was more about the team's effort than David Desharnais', but with Montreal a loser in six of their last seven, perhaps a more permanent shakeup is in order.

12/2/2014

David Desharnais, C, MON

David Desharnais

Habs' Desharnais Assists On Winner

News: David Desharnais assisted on Max Pacioretty's game-winning goal in Monday night's 4-3 win over the Avalanche. He's tied with Alex Galchenyuk for the team lead with 11 assists.
Analysis: David Desharnais didn't get off a shot in 15 minutes of ice time and has just 27 shots on goal through 26 games. That paucity of forays to the net could be a reason why he got less power-play time (1:02) than either Alex Galchenyuk (2:39) or Tomas Plekancec (2:45) in the win.

11/16/2014

David Desharnais, C, MON

David Desharnais

Two-Point Night For Habs' Desharnais

News: David Desharnais pocketed a goal and assist in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Flyers.
Analysis: David Desharnais was one of eight multi-point scorers on the night for a well-balanced Canadiens attack. The diminutive center hasn't been truly hot at any point this season, but with 10 points and a plus-10 rating in 18 games, he certainly hasn't qualified as a disappointment for the Habs.

10/22/2014

David Desharnais, C, MON

David Desharnais

Habs' Desharnais Pots OT Winner

News: David Desharnais scored in overtime to seal Tuesday night's 2-1 win over the Red Wings. It was the first goal of the season for Montreal's top-line center.
Analysis: Aside from a big night against the Bruins last week, the first line has been relatively quiet to start the season. That'll change. David Desharnais, Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher will be team scoring leaders before the season is done.

10/16/2014

David Desharnais, C, MON

David Desharnais

Habs' Desharnais Snaps Slump

News: David Desharnais contributed a pair of assists and went plus-2 in Thursday's victory over Boston, ending a three-game streak without a point.
Analysis: David Desharnais hadn't been on the scoresheet over the last three games since notching an assist in the opener against Toronto, so this was a much-needed performance for his fantasy owners. He's a talented playmaker skating alongside skilled finishers in Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher, so Desharnais should produce more steadily going forward.

10/8/2014

David Desharnais, C, MON

David Desharnais

Canadiens' Desharnais A Plus-2

News: David Desharnais had an assist and two shots on goal in Wednesday night's win over Toronto. He won eight of 15 faceoffs and was plus-2 in 17:19 of ice time.
Analysis: It was a typically smart game from Montreal's top-line center. He takes care of the puck, is a deft passer and knows when the shot is there for himself. His line, along with left winger Max Pacioretty and right winger P.A. Parenteau, accounted for four points (one goal, three assists).

5/26/2014

David Desharnais, C, MON

David Desharnais

Habs' Desharnais Assists On Two

News: David Desharnais gathered two assists in Sunday's Game 4 loss to the Rangers.
Analysis: After totaling 16 goals in the regular season, David Desharnais has managed just one tally in 15 playoff contests, but has offset that to some degree with six assists. Sunday's helpers marked his first points of the Eastern Conference Finals.

4/18/2014

David Desharnais, C, MON

David Desharnais

Desharnais Opens Montreal Scoring

News: David Desharnais scored the opening goal in Friday's 4-1 win over Tampa Bay in Game 2 of the teams' Atlantic Division semifinal.
Analysis: David Desharnais deflected a P.K. Subban shot past Anders Lindback and grabbed a point for the second-consecutive game in the series. Considering the chemistry Desharnais has shown with Thomas Vanek and Max Pacioretty, one can assume he'll be productive if the Habs are to continue playing well.

4/9/2014

David Desharnais, C, MON

David Desharnais

Canadiens' Desharnais Remains Consistent

News: David Desharnais had an assist in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime loss to Chicago.
Analysis: After a crumby start to the season, the Quebec center has really turned things up a notch. David Desharnais has logged an almost point-per-game pace with 12 assists (17 points) over his last 19 games and will be an integral part of Montreal's fate in the playoffs starting next week.

4/4/2014

David Desharnais, C, MON

David Desharnais

Desharnais Scores In Montreal Win

News: David Desharnais grabbed a goal and an assist in Friday's 7-4 win over Ottawa, giving him six points in the last four games.
Analysis: David Desharnais has been rather active of late, with three mutli-point efforts in the last four games. He's playing strong hockey and figures to be a factor in the offense Montreal will create down the stretch. All but one of his season's 51 points have come in the last 56 games, as his start to year was abysmal.