The Montreal Canadiens announced on Friday that David Desharnais has signed a contract extension of four years for a total of $14 million. The contract will last until the end of the 2016-17 season and he will make about $3.5 million per year.
Desharnais has 16 points (8 goals, 8 assists) in 27 games since the start of the regular season. In 157 career games, he has put up 99 points (32 goals, 67 assists).
After spending three seasons with the Chicoutimi Sagueneens of the QMJHL, Desharnais was undrafted but signed with the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL for the 2007-08 season, which happens to be Montreal’s ECHL affiliate. He was a dominant force with the Cyclones, amassing 29 goals and 77 assists for a total of 106 points. The Canadiens then signed Desharnais on November 8th, 2008 to his first contract with the team.