|Assets:||A good skater, he doesn't mind playing in high-traffic areas and also displays sound defensive acumen and penalty-killing prowess. Has playmaking skills and creativity, some finish and the versatility to play either center or wing.|
|Flaws:||Needs to improve his shot in order to score more goals at the highest level. Must also continue gaining more strength to better handle bigger defenders and the rigors of the National Hockey League.|
|Career Potential:||Talented two-way forward with upside.|
|5/09/2013||Missed the last 4 playoff games (concussion).|
|5/03/2013||Concussion, sidelined indefinitely.|
|10/29/2012||Signed with JYP (Finland).|
|7/06/2012||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Montreal Canadiens to a two-year contract.|
|6/25/2012||Montreal Canadiens tendered a qualifying offer.|
|12/10/2011||Fined $2,500 by the NHL.|
|10/13/2011||Missed 2 games (right shoulder surgery).|
|10/05/2011||Right shoulder surgery, injured reserve.|
|6/17/2010||Acquired from the St. Louis Blues.|
|4/08/2010||Recalled from Peoria (AHL).|
|11/13/2009||Assigned to Peoria (AHL).|
|11/04/2009||Recalled from Peoria (AHL).|
|9/20/2009||Assigned to Peoria (AHL).|
|5/13/2008||Signed by the St. Louis Blues.|
|6/17/2010||Montreal Canadiens traded Jaroslav Halak to the St. Louis Blues for Lars Eller and Ian Schultz.|
|6/22/2007||Drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the 1st round (13th overall) in 2007.|
Lars Eller scores in Habs win | 11/15/2013 11:02 PM
NewsLars Eller scored his seventh goal of the season, a power play marker, as the Habs beat Columbus 3-2 in a shootout Friday night.
ImpactEller's game tying goal was his 13th point in 20 games this season.
Lars Eller awakens from lengthy dry spell | 11/11/2013 10:19 AM
NewsLars Eller ended a 12-game goalless slide in Sunday's 4-2 win over the New York Islanders.
ImpactHe also contributed two assists in the contest on goals by linemates Brendan Gallagher and Alex Galchenyuk. Eller had cooled dramatically from his hot start, with just two assists during his lengthy goal skid, but he should be able to find a healthy middle ground for his production pace. Galchenyuk added two assists in the contest and Gallagher had one helper.
Therrien calls out Eller over Oilers' comment | 10/23/2013 5:14 PM
NewsCanadiens coach Michel Therrien felt that Lars Eller's comments about the Edmonton Oilers were "inappropriate."
ImpactEller said that the Oilers "play a little bit like a junior team," which helped motivate Edmonton in their 4-3 win over Montreal. Canadiens captain Brian Gionta said that what Eller meant to say was that "they have a highly-skilled team that takes risks." To be fair, Eller did state that the Oilers take a lot of risks and chances, which means that you don't always know what to expect from them.
Oilers make Eller pay for critical remarks | 10/23/2013 7:55 AM
NewsLars Eller added some fuel to the fire when he said that the Edmonton Oilers "play a little bit like a junior team," going into Tuesday's match-up.
ImpactDuring his assessment of the Oilers he added that they "take a lot of risks, a lot of chances. They're a little all over the place. There's not a lot of structure always in their game. It can really be anything. You don't know." His comments backfired when Edmonton rallied from a 2-0 first-period deficit to get a 4-3 victory. Coach Dallas Eakins wasn't impressed by Eller's comments and he 'thanked' the Montreal forward for the bulletin board material that he provided.
Eller on his way to breakout season | 10/19/2013 10:55 AM
NewsLars Eller is on his way to a breakout season.
ImpactHe is second in minutes played amongst Montreal forwards and is tied for second in team scoring with seven points in seven games. Eller is centering a highly-effective line featuring Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher and is playing on the Habs' first power play. That all adds up to a breakout to us. Needless to say, if he is available as a free agent in your pool, he may worth picking up.
Lars Eller credited with winning goal | 10/13/2013 12:19 PM
NewsLars Eller was credited with the winning goal on Saturday despite being on the bench.
ImpactEller was on a penalty kill and was the last Canadien to touch the puck before heading off the ice. The Canucks then proceeded to put the puck in their own net with Roberto Luongo, Dan Hamhuis and Jason Garrison managing to combine to score. Eller will not be credited with a plus-one on the goal as he was not on the ice when the puck entered the net.
Lars Eller streaking with another goal | 10/13/2013 1:28 AM
NewsLars Eller scored for the Canadiens in their 4-1 win over the Canucks on Saturday night.
ImpactA solid road win for Montreal. Eller has the scoring touch early this season, with five so far, and he seems easily set to top his career high of 16 from two seasons ago. That being said, there's no way this scoring pace (41.7 percent) will continue. Tomas Plekanec, Josh Gorges and Max Pacioretty potted the other markers. Raphael Diaz picked up two assists.
Lars Eller continues hot streak Wednesday | 10/10/2013 10:25 AM
NewsLars Eller continued his hot start to the 2013-14 campaign by scoring in Wednesday's loss to Calgary.
ImpactEller got his fourth goal and sixth point in three games. His only shot of the game was assisted by linemate Alex Galchenyuk. Feel free to play him regularly while his streak is ongoing.
NHL names Lars Eller as 2nd star of the week | 10/07/2013 12:26 PM
NewsLars Eller has been tabbed as the NHL's second star of the week.
ImpactEller racked up three goals and five points in two games for the Canadiens last week. He was involved in on five of Montreal's seven goals in their first two games of the 2013-14 season. He's worth adding now because he's hot and he should have a good year, but don't expect this kind of scoring pace to continue.
Lars Eller picks up another two points | 10/06/2013 10:01 AM
NewsLars Eller had a goal and an assist on Saturday.
ImpactEller has three goals and five points in two games this season. Obviously he can't maintain that pace, but he's still likely to bring fantasy owners with a nice blend of offense and penalty minutes this season. If he's worth a serious look if he's available in your fantasy league.
Lars Eller posts superb first game | 10/01/2013 10:25 PM
NewsLars Eller scored twice, added an assist and registered two penalty minutes in a brilliant first game for the Canadiens Tuesday night.
ImpactEller's second goal was nearly shorthanded, scoring just as Alex Galchenyuk stepped out of the box. Nonetheless, the 24 year-old is coming off a career year with 30 points in 48 games last season and was involved in every Habs goal in Tuesday's loss.
Lars Eller will be ready for training camp | 08/13/2013 12:16 PM
NewsLars Eller reiterated Tuesday that he'll be ready to go when training camp begins next month.
Impact"Two to three weeks after the incident, I was already back has 100 percent," said Eller, who suffered a concussion in Game 1 of Montreal's first-round playoff series versus Ottawa. He posted a career-high 30 points in 46 games last season and will be looking to build on that production this year.
Habs' Lars Eller healthy and eager to play | 08/04/2013 11:54 PM
NewsHaving passed neurological tests and then training ferociously through May, June and July, Montreal Canadiens center Lars Eller says he is ready and eager to start playing hockey again in the coming season.
ImpactEller has no recollection of the crushing hit he received from Ottawa's Eric Gryba in last season's playoffs. The hit gave him a concussion and broken nose but "I feel great, completely healed," he said on the weekend. "I did some more testing. . .to make sure everything was back to normal, to make sure there were no symptoms related to the concussion. There haven't been any."
Lars Eller is on the mend from concussion | 05/13/2013 10:56 AM
NewsLars Eller has no recollection of the crushing hit he received from Ottawa's Eric Gryba that gave him a concussion and a broken nose.
Impact"It happened so fast. I don't remember anything of it happening on the ice" he said. "I don't remember getting carried off the ice, trying to get up, all that stuff." He lost consciousness but he is making positive strides in his recovery now. He skated twice last week with Pierre Allard, who serves as Montreal's strength and conditioning coach. Eller said he's "been feeling really good for the last three or four days," which has allowed him to ramp up his training. Concussions can be tricky to predict, but it looks like he will OK for next season. We'll keep you posted on his status if updates emerge over the summer.
Lars Eller was on the ice Wednesday | 05/08/2013 3:45 PM
NewsLars Eller (concussion) skated on Wednesday.
Marc Antoine Godin on Twitter
ImpactGiven the nature of his injuries, there probably wouldn't be a timetable for Eller's return even if this wasn't the playoffs. That being said, it would be surprising if he was able to play in the near future. He suffered a concussion and facial fractures when he was leveled by Eric Gryba.
Lars Eller visits Canadiens teammates Sunday | 05/05/2013 1:59 PM
NewsTo the delight of his teammates, Lars Eller visited his Montreal Canadiens teammates on Sunday.
Dave Stubbs on Twitter
ImpactWhile the word is that he's making progress, there's no real window for his return. It seems reasonable to say that he won't be back any time in the first round - maybe the playoffs overall - but you never know with hockey players in the postseason. Pretty safe to drop him, though.
Lars Eller (concussion) out of the hospital | 05/03/2013 4:14 PM
NewsLars Eller (concussion) has been released from the hospital.
ImpactEller had to be taken off the ice on a stretcher after Eric Gryba leveled him. Gryba has received a two-game suspension for his actions. In addition to a concussion, Eller temporarily lost consciousness and suffered facial fractures.
Lars Eller playing well as playoffs near | 04/29/2013 11:38 AM
NewsLars Eller will enter the postseason on a high note.
ImpactHe enjoyed an excellent game against Toronto in Saturday's regular season finale by posting one goal, two assists and a team-leading six hits. The three-point effort stretched his point streak to three games to close out the year. Eller has played well between rookies Brendan Gallagher and Alex Galchenyuk down the stretch.
Lars Eller scores in Tuesday's loss | 04/24/2013 10:32 AM
NewsLars Eller potted his seventh goal of the season in Tuesday's loss to New Jersey.
ImpactHe has tallied 25 points in 44 games for the Canadiens this season, which is close to his previous high of 28 points that he set last year.
Eller, Desharnais enjoy two assist nights | 04/18/2013 12:29 AM
NewsLars Eller and David Desharnais both had two assist nights in Montreal's 6-4 loss to Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
ImpactDesharnais has 26 points this season while Eller has 24. Andrei Markov, Gabriel Dumont, Brian Gionta and Alex Galchenyuk were the goal scorers for Montreal.
Lars Eller scores twice in loss to Capitals | 04/09/2013 10:25 PM
NewsLars Eller potted both goals for Montreal in a 3-2 loss to Washington on Tuesday night.
ImpactHe has four points in his last three games, but prior to that he had been very quiet offensively. Eller has six markers and 21 points in 37 matches this season. Rookie Alex Galchenyuk assisted on both of Eller's goals in the contest.
Lars Eller plays 'phenomenal' game Wednesday | 03/14/2013 10:08 AM
NewsLars Eller "was phenomenal," according to coach Michel Therrien, in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win over Ottawa.
ImpactHe joined Gabriel Dumont and Alex Galchenyuk on a bit of an odd-ball combination and the trio came through with a strong effort. Eller returned to his natural position at center he looked much more comfortable. He finished the game with a goal on seven shots and he supplied the Canadiens with the shootout winner. Eller also won nine of the 16 draws he took.
Lars Eller helps propel Habs over Rangers | 02/20/2013 11:02 AM
NewsLars Eller helped Montreal score the game-winning goal Tuesday by blocking a shot in his own end.
Impact"It starts with the defense," Eller said. "We break up a play, and small things make a difference because it goes from being a 3-on-1 for them to a 3-on-1 for us." Rookie forward Alex Galchenyuk got the game winner with assists going to Eller and Brandon Prust.
Lars Eller might get more responsibilities | 02/11/2013 11:01 AM
NewsLars Eller might go from healthy scratch to first liner.
ImpactEller spent back-to-back games in the press box earlier this season, but he's been more impressive lately even if his offensive numbers don't reflect it. With the Canadiens, and Erik Cole in particular, struggling lately, Eller might get more responsibilities. He's worth keeping an eye on, although we don't think he's worth picking up in standard leagues yet.
Lars Eller leads Montreal past Buffalo | 02/02/2013 5:54 PM
NewsLars Eller had a goal and two assists in Montreal's 6-1 victory Saturday.
ImpactDavid Desharnais and Rene Bourque each scored twice for Montreal. Brendan Gallagher accounted for Montreal's other goal. Alex Galchenyuk registered his fifth and sixth assists of the season.
Lars Eller eager to bounce back | 01/29/2013 8:24 AM
NewsLars Eller is eager to make the most of his second chance with the Canadiens after being sat by coach Michel Therrien for a lack of intensity.
ImpactHe returned to the lineup on Sunday alongside David Desharnais and Erik Cole because of Max Pacioretty's absence due to an appendectomy. Eller, who had been a healthy scratch for the team's previous two games, had three shots on goal and three hits in the contest.
Lars Eller is expected to play Sunday | 01/26/2013 6:04 PM
NewsLars Eller will play on Sunday after spending two straight games in the press box.
ImpactEller has no points in one game with Montreal this season. He's worth keeping an eye on in standard fantasy leagues.
Lars Eller will probably sit again Thursday | 01/24/2013 11:18 AM
NewsLars Eller was a healthy scratch in Tuesday's win over Florida and coach Michel Therrien is expected to use the same lineup for Thursday's match in Washington.
Impact"There's no one from (Tuesday's) lineup that deserves to be taken out," Therrien said Wednesday. Eller logged 12:33 of ice time and recorded two shots in the Canadiens' home opener loss to Toronto.
Lars Eller preps for tough camp, season | 01/10/2013 10:35 AM
NewsLars Eller arrived in Montreal from Finland on Monday night.
ImpactPrior to the end of the lockout he planned to return to North America to prepare for training camp in the event that a deal could be reached to save the season. "In case the NHL starts, I want to be rested," Eller told Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette last Saturday, 18 hours before the lockout was settled. "If we start, (camp) is going to be a tough program, right from the get-go, with a lot of players who haven't been playing, and I expect that to be really hard. And once we start playing, we'll probably have games every other day." During the work stoppage, he played for JYP Jyvaskyla of the SM-liiga where he registered five goals and 10 assists in 15 games. He played exclusively at center in Filand whereas in Montreal he typically gets placed on the wing.
Lars Eller to return to N.A. after Saturday | 01/04/2013 4:37 PM
NewsLars Eller will reportedly head back to North America following Saturday's contest against SaiPa.
Matias Strozyk on Twitter
ImpactEller is returning to see what happens with regard to the 2012-13 NHL season because indications are that the campaign could saved or completely lost in the near future. He has totaled five goals and 15 points in 15 games with JYP Jyvaskyla in Finland's top league this year.
|Swe Jr.||Total||Swe Jr.||84||29||48||77||-||74||-||-||-||-||-||0.92|
|Swe Jr.||Total||Swe Jr.||17||9||7||16||-||38||-||-||-||-||-||0.94|
|Goals||2||vs. Tor||Oct 1||2|
|Assists||2||vs. NYI||Nov 10||2|
|Points||3||2 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Nov 10||3|
|Penalty Minutes||4||vs. Ana||Oct 24||15|
|Plus/Minus||2||2 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Nov 10||3|
|Power Play Goals||1||2 times-last:at CBJ||last:Nov 15||1|
|Power Play Points||1||3 times-last:at CBJ||last:Nov 15||2|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||at Van||Oct 12||0|
|Shorthanded Points||1||2 times-last:vs. Tor||last:Nov 30||0|
|Shots||8||at CBJ||Nov 15||7|
|Penalty Minutes||66||2011-12 (Mtl)|
|Power Play Goals||2||2011-12 (Mtl)|
|Shorthanded Goals||2||2011-12 (Mtl)|
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