Cincinnati rookie David Desharnais begins the week with a 26-game scoring streak, which is the fourth-longest streak in ECHL history.
He leads the ECHL with 78 points and is tied for the league lead with 58 assists in 53 games. He has broken the team record of 75 points by Sheldon Gorski in 1997-98 and Matt Noga in 2002-03 and the club mark of 51 assists by Noga in 2002-03.
He extended the streak with four points (1g-3a) at Bakersfield on Mar. 3, three points (2g-1a) against Reading on Mar. 7 and one point (1g-0a) against Reading on Mar. 8. The streak began on Dec. 31 with two assists at Trenton and has included 10 multiple-assist games and 14 multiple-point games.
He will have an opportunity to extend the scoring streak on Wednesday when the Cyclones host Wheeling. The streak includes 20 consecutive games with an assist from Jan. 5-Feb. 9 breaking the ECHL record of 17 games by Peter Kasowski of Roanoke Valley from Oct. 26-Dec. 7, 1991.
Desharnais, who has a five-game goal streak (6g), moved past Mike Kompon of Reading, who had a 25-game streak (40 points) from Nov. 26, 2005-Mar. 8, 2006. The third-longest point streak is 32 games (65 points) by Jamie Hicks of Birmingham from Dec. 30, 1997-Mar. 6, 1998 while the second-longest is 35 games by Brian Martin of Hampton Roads from Oct. 30, 1990-Jan. 18, 1991. The ECHL record is 38 consecutive games (112 points) by Trevor Jobe of Nashville from Dec. 19, 1992-Mar. 14, 1993.
Desharnais leads ECHL rookies with 52 assists, 26 power-play assists and 66 points in 47 games while ranking second among all players in assists, power-play assists and points. He scored a career-high three goals and four points on Dec. 27 at Wheeling and had a career-high three assists on Nov. 23 against Dayton and Feb. 1 at Wheeling.
He broke the record of 17 consecutive games with an assist set by Peter Kasowski of Roanoke Valley from Oct. 26-Dec. 7, 1991 (28 assists). Desharnais began his streak on Jan. 5 with two assists against Reading and in the 20 games he had eight games with two assists and one game with three assists.
Longest Consecutive Point-Scoring Streak
38 – Trevor Jobe, Nashville, Dec. 19, 1992-Mar. 14, 1993 (112 points)
35 – Brian Martin, Hampton Roads, Oct. 30, 1990-Jan. 18, 1991 (points not available)
32 – Jamey Hicks, Birmingham, Dec. 30, 1997-Mar. 6, 1998 (65 points)
26 – David Desharnais, Cincinnati, Jan. 5-present (45 points)
25 – Mike Kompon, Reading, Nov. 26, 2005-Mar. 8, 2006 (40 points)