Rangers Sign Forward David Desharnais

Looking to add some depth to the center position after losing Derek Stepan and Oscar Lindberg this offseason, the Rangers signed veteran center David Desharnais.

Desharnais, 30, split last season with the Montreal Canadiens and Edmonton Oilers and tallied six goals and eight assists. A knee injury limited him to just 49 games.

He originally signed with the Candiens as an undrafted free agent on November 5, 2008 and spent parts of eight seasons in Montreal before being traded to Edmonton this past season. In 435 games with the Canadiens, he scored 79 goals and totaled 171 points.

The 5-foot-7 center posted career bests in goals (16), assists (44), and points (60) during the 2011-12 season. For his career, Desharnais has won 50.5% of his faceoffs.