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MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Friday a four-year contract extension for forward David Desharnais (2013-14 to 2016-17). As per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“David Desharnais is a talented young player and his contribution is essential to the success of our team. David has shown perseverance and determination which enabled him to reach the NHL and succeed. He has earned this contract extension and the Canadiens organization is pleased to have secured his services for many years to come,” said Bergevin.
The 26-year old center has played in each of the Canadiens 27 games since the start of the 2012-13 season. In his fourth NHL season, he has recorded 16 points (8 goals and 8 assists), including one power play goal and two game-winning goals. He also served 18 penalty minutes and averaged 16:41 of ice time per game.
reports are the deal is for $14M
It’s St. Valentine’s Day, and the Montreal Canadiens sit tied for fifth place in the Eastern Conference.
Not bad for a team many wrote out of the playoffs before the season began.
Even more impressive when one considers that the Habs are only one point behind Boston for third. This Canadiens team is achieving far beyond the expectations of many.
The Montreal Canadiens have suddenly won 3 of 4, after a poor slate of games that had people wondering whether their first half was a fluke. A solid performance against Pittsburgh, followed by a come from behind thriller against Boston, means Montreal is again within striking distance of the Northeast lead, and has some much needed momentum as they embark on the second half of their season.
Of late, a few players have performed brilliantly. Benoit Pouliot scored the shootout winner against Pittsburgh, and he, Mathieu Darche and recent callup David Desharnais have formed a poor man’s French Connection, playing solid, two way hockey while chipping in offensively. Scott Gomez appears to be back, after about 25 games in the wilderness, and Carey Price is again performing like the star the Canadiens need him to be.
Five more players have been cut from Montreal Canadiens training camp, most notably forwards David Desharnais and Andreas Engqvist, and defenceman Mathei Carle. Carle, a former second round pick who had 15 points in 31 games last year for the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs, must now clear waivers. The Canadiens next play Thursday against Buffalo.
Canadiens assign five players to the Hamilton Bulldogs
MONTREAL (September 27, 2010) – The Montreal Canadiens announced tonight that five (5) players were assigned to the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs.
The Montreal Canadiens cut four players in advance of Monday night’s game versus the Florida Panthers. Louis Leblanc, Jarred Tinordi, Alex Avstin and, perhaps surprisingly Aaron Palushaj, were all sent packing. More on that here:
Habs cuts continue (in French)
While three of these cuts were expected, I am genuinely sorry to see Palushaj already gone.
The Canadiens had a good first and it went south from there during Saturday night’s game against Ottawa. However, any worries are likely unnecessary, given that the Senators dressed a fairly NHL heavy lineup, while the Canadiens were a bit lighter on the talent side. Regardless, one would have hoped for a better showing from Carey Price after his game against the Bruins on Wednesday. Against Ottawa, Price again proved off, surrendering six goals on 30 shots. While some of these goals were not his fault (Jaroslav Spacek gets a nod here), and there were clearly defensive errors, Price still needs to stop the puck - you can’t win giving up six goals. But it is the pre-season, and many a team have come up empty in September only to blaze out of the gates in October.
Who’s impressed so far, and who’s a step behind?