Canadiens recall David Desharnais from Hamilton

Desharnais will join the Canadiens Saturday in Montreal.

Friday, 12.31.2010 / 11:13 AM ET / moves
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Canadiens recall David Desharnais from Hamilton

MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens announced today that centreman David Desharnais has been called up from the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs. Desharnais will join the Canadiens tomorrow in Montreal.

The 5’07’’, 170 lbs centreman, aged 24, played six games with the Canadiens last season, including his first game in the NHL on November 25 at Pittsburgh. He recorded one assist and two shots on goal, while averaging 8:27 minutes of ice time per game.

Desharnais leads the Bulldogs and the AHL in scoring with 45 points (10 goals, 35 assists) in 35 games this season. One of his goals has been tallied on the power play and three while shorthanded. He ranks first in the AHL in assists (35) and in power play assists (20), while also leading the Bulldogs with a +14 plus/minus differential. He has collected 70 shots on goal and has served 24 penalty minutes. Desharnais has been named the Reebok/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending December 26, recording five points (two goals, three assists) in two games.

A native of Quebec City, Desharnais signed with the Canadiens as a free agent on November 5, 2008.

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