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David Desharnais  #51

NUMBER: 51 BIRTHDATE: September 14, 1986  (AGE 28)
HEIGHT: 5' 7" BIRTHPLACE: Laurier-Station, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 170
Shoots: Left

Led the team in Dec. with 9 assists and 11 points… Produced 2 points (1-1-2) and a +2 differential on Jan. 2 at DAL… Produced 2 helpers and a +3 differential on Feb. 6 vs. VAN… Tied a personal-high with 2 goals on Feb. 8 at CAR… Obtained 2 assists, including his 100th NHL career assist, and the decisive goal on the shootout, on Feb. 27 at PIT… Led the team in Feb. with7 points (3-4)… Had a 4-game point streak (March 12 to 18), posting a 2-4-6 record… Totaled 2 points (1-1-2) and a +3 differential on March 27 at DET… Recorded 2 points (1-1-2) and a +3 differential on March 29 at FLA… Led the team in March in points (15, tied with M. Pacioretty) and differential (+6, tied with M. Pacioretty and T. Vanek)… Scored his 1st career NHL playoff goal on April 18 at TBL… Set 2 career personal-highs in the playoffs, in assists and points (0-2-2) on May 22 at NYR…

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.
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The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres