David Desharnais

David Desharnais ( born September 14, 1986 in Laurier - Station, Quebec ) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is since 2008 the Canadiens de Montréal in the National Hockey League contract.


David Desharnais began his career as a hockey player with the Sagueneens de Chicoutimi, for which he was active from 2003 to 2007 in the Canadian Junior Football League QMJHL. In the years 2005, 2006 and 2007, he won it three times in a row, the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the most exemplary player and 2007 was in addition appointed CHL Sportsman of the Year. In the season 2005/ 06 he was elected to the second all-star team of the QMJHL. Towards the end of the 2006/07 season signed Desharnais a sample contract with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, for in seven games, he scored a goal and an assist each to end of season in the American Hockey League. Then, the center of the Cincinnati Cyclones joined from the ECHL. With these, he won in the 2007/ 08 season went straight to Kelly Cup. For this success, he was instrumental in. In the regular season he scored in 68 games 106 points scorer, with 29 goals, which he was the top scorer of the ECHL. In addition, he was able to achieve nine goals in 22 games in the playoffs and give 24 templates. At the end of the season he was named rookie of the year, the ECHL and also as the most valuable player in the league. During the season he also came to four appearances for Cincinnati's cooperation partners in the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs.

From 2008 to 2010 Desharnais regular player was with the Hamilton Bulldogs, with whom he failed in the 2009/10 season only in the playoff semi-finals of the AHL Texas Stars. Parallel to the game Operation with Hamilton he ran in the 2009/10 season in six games in the National Hockey League for the Canadiens de Montréal, whose farm team is Hamilton and in which he had signed a contract as a free agent in November 2008, and prepared in this period prior to a goal. The 2010/11 season began, the Canadian with the Hamilton Bulldogs in the AHL, but was able to earn a regular place in the Canadiens de Montréal in the NHL until the end of the season then from January. The final breakthrough in the NHL managed the Centre in the 2011/12 season when he scored for the Canadiens 60 points in 81 games and therefore in the internal team scorer list was on the third place.

In the 2012/13 season which was characterized in the NHL by the lockout, Desharnais played in the Swiss National League A Team Fribourg Gotteron.

Awards and achievements

  • 2005 QMJHL Second All-Star Team
  • 2005 Frank J. Selke Trophy
  • 2006 Frank J. Selke Trophy
  • 2006 QMJHL Second All-Star Team
  • 2007 Frank J. Selke Trophy
  • 2007 CHL Sportsman of the Year
  • 2008 Kelly Cup win with the Cincinnati Cyclones
  • 2008 ECHL Rookie of the Year
  • 2008 ECHL Most Valuable Player
  • 2008 ECHL Leading Scorer
  • 2008 ECHL All- Rookie Team
  • 2011 AHL All- Star Classic

Career Stats

( Key to Career statistics: Sp or GP = Games Played, T or G = goals scored, V or A = achieved assists; Pts or Pts = scored points scorer, SM or PIM = received penalty minutes, / - = Plus / Minus balance sheet; PP = scored majority gates; SH = scored shorthanded goals, GW = achieved victory gates; Play-downs/Relegation 1 )