Buzzing on Yahoo Sports:

Puck Daddy

David Desharnais earns 4-year, $14-million extension from Canadiens

Greg Wyshynski
Puck Daddy

View photo

.

Getty Images

David Desharnais and the Montreal Canadiens have agreed on a 4-year, $14-million extension ahead of his restricted free agency this summer.

Look at the comparable players on Cap Geek. Understand why this is a good deal for Montreal.

(Also, he has a Hab-tastic sounding name. That too.)

In 157 career games with the Canadiens, Desharnais has 32 goals and 67 assists for a total of 99 points. He hit 60 points in 81 games last season; his points per game are down a shade this season (0.59) in comparison (0.74), but he’s had a respectable season skating with Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher after a slow start.

The knock on him is that Desharnais is a one-dimensional center who struggles in the faceoff circle (47.4 percent this season). But at $3.5 million annual for that offensive upside, it’s a solid signing.

Which means this is more about Marc Bergevin than it is David Desharnais. The first-year GM got Pacioretty at $4.5 million annually through 2019, P.K. Subban in at $2.875 million for two years and Desharnais at $3.5 million annually for four years.

So far, so good.

NHL video from Yahoo! Sports:

Other popular content on Yahoo! Sports:
Nick Diaz brings circus to town with GSP fight hype
Gilbert Arenas discusses his experience in China in new interview
Mets' David Wright could begin season on disabled list
Could Kevin Kolb be the New York Jets' Week 1 starter?

Sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Hockey
View Comments (13)