|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.|
|7/24/2014||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Montreal Canadiens to a four-year contract.|
|7/05/2014||Filed for salary arbitration.|
|6/30/2014||Montreal Canadiens tendered a qualifying offer.|
|4/16/2014||Missed the last 3 regular season games (illness).|
|3/25/2014||Missed 1 game (knee injury).|
|3/24/2014||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|5/09/2013||Missed the last 4 playoff games (concussion).|
|5/03/2013||Concussion, sidelined indefinitely.|
|10/29/2012||Signed with JYP Jyvaskyla (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 gets arbitration date | 07/09/2014 4:25 PM
NewsLars Eller's arbitration date is scheduled for July 25.
ImpactEller has completed his two-year, $2.65 million contract. He had 12 goals and 26 points in 77 games in 2013-14.
Lars Eller chooses salary arbitration | 07/05/2014 5:58 PM
NewsLars Eller was one of 20 players who filed for salary arbitration before Saturday's deadline.
ImpactHe produced 12 goals and 26 points in 77 games. Eller had a great start to the year, but he his point production fell off dramatically as the year progressed. He managed to rebound in the playoffs with 13 points in 17 matches.
Lars Eller wants to develop into top forward | 05/31/2014 9:38 PM
NewsLars Eller wants to develop into a more consistent player.
ImpactThe 25-year-old forward is a restricted free agent this offseason. He tallied 26 points in the regular season, but he stepped up in the playoffs with 13 points in 17 games. "I want to be a top-six forward, and hopefully a center," Eller said. "That's still my goal, to round up into that player that can be depended on at both ends of the ice, playing in important situations, if you're down a goal or up a goal. That's the player I want to be."
Lars Eller earns 2 points in blowout loss | 05/17/2014 4:22 PM
NewsLars Eller registered a shorthanded marker in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final.
ImpactHis fifth goal of the postseason came late in the third period when the New York Rangers held a 7-1 lead. Eller also earned an assist on Rene Bourque's tally in the second period. He leads Montreal's forward group in scoring this playoffs with 11 points in 12 games.
Lars Eller records GWG early on Monday night | 05/13/2014 10:05 AM
NewsLars Eller opened the scoring in Game 6 at the 2:11 mark of the opening period.
ImpactThe Canadiens were gifted with the quick start thanks to a costly turnover by Boston rookie defender Kevan Miller. Eller's fourth goal of the playoffs ended up being the game winner in a 4-0 victory to force Game 7. He has amassed nine points in 10 games this postseason.
Lars Eller adds an assist to stretch streak | 05/02/2014 7:33 AM
NewsLars Eller picked up an assist in Thursday's double overtime win over Boston to stretch his playoff point streak to five games.
ImpactHe has notched two goals and six points over that span. Eller is in the midst of breakout performance this year, as he had two helpers in his previous eight NHL postseason appearances.
Lars Eller extends playoff point streak Tues. | 04/23/2014 8:31 AM
NewsLars Eller scored a goal in Game 4 to extend his playoff point streak.
ImpactHe had two goals and three helpers in Montreal's first round series versus Tampa Bay for a four-game point spree. Eller has two goals on just six shots so far.
Lars Eller scores his 1st career playoff goal | 04/17/2014 10:48 AM
NewsLars Eller picked up a goal and a helper in Wednesday's overtime win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
ImpactHe picked up an assist on Brian Gionta's shorthanded tally and then scored his first career playoff goal early in the third period.
Habs aim to improve power play against Bolts | 04/15/2014 11:04 AM
NewsThe Montreal Canadiens failed to score a power-play goal in their final eight regular-season games, going 0-for-23.
ImpactThe Habs want that to change when they begin their playoffs Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Lightning. "I'm not too worried about it," Montreal center Lars Eller said. "Most of the game is played 5-on-5 and we've been getting more goals at even strength lately. We've had a good power play and we're going to score on the power play and the floodgates are going to open." Eller is right about the Canadiens' production at even strength. During the eight-game power-play drought, Montreal scored 24 goals at even strength and that helped the team finish the season on an 11-3-1 run. But one of the blemishes on that record was a 3-1 loss in Tampa on April 1. The Canadiens gave the Bolts nine power-play chances and they scored on two of them. Montreal went 0-for-4.
Lars Eller is ready to return from the flu | 04/14/2014 3:18 PM
NewsLars Eller is ready to return after missing three games with the flu.
ImpactHe sat out the end of the regular season due to the illness, but he's fit to play in the postseason. Eller got back onto the ice with his teammates for practice on Monday.
Eller will not play Saturday v Rangers | 04/12/2014 10:57 AM
NewsLars Eller will miss Saturday night's season finale against the Rangers.
ImpactHe is still battling the flu that kept him off the ice Friday. Eller should be good to go when the Habs face the Lightning in the first round of the playoffs, however.
Lars Eller probably won't play on Saturday | 04/11/2014 1:29 PM
NewsLars Eller (flu) is doubtful for Saturday's game.
Canadiens.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactEller missed Friday's practice due to the illness. He hasn't played since April 5.
Lars Eller sits Wednesday with the flu | 04/10/2014 10:26 AM
NewsLars Eller sat out Wednesday's game versus Chicago because of flu-like symptoms.
ImpactDale Weise, who was making his return from injury, dressed in Eller's place. Eller had a goal and two assists in his past two outings to snap an eight-game pointless skid. Consider him day-to-day.
| 03/26/2014 1:40 AM
NewsLars Eller returned to action on Tuesday March 25.
Lars Eller will be a game-time decision Mon. | 03/24/2014 12:41 PM
NewsLars Eller (lower body) will be a game-time decision for Monday's game against Boston.
ImpactHe was injured on Saturday but he managed to participate in Monday morning's practice. It looks like he will be available to play.
Lars Eller suffers LBI Saturday night | 03/23/2014 6:01 AM
NewsLars Eller sustained a lower-body injury in Saturday's win over Toronto.
ImpactCoach Michel Therrien said Eller is considered day-to-day. It is suspected that he hurt his knee after he turned awkwardly after a faceoff.
Eller demoted to 4th line during practice | 03/22/2014 11:44 AM
NewsLars Eller was demoted to the Habs' fourth line during practice Friday.
ImpactHe skated between Travis Moen and Dale Weise during Friday's scrimmages. Obviously that isn't going to do much for Eller's fantasy value shouid he line up in the same position Saturday night aginst the Maple Leafs. We would bench him until further notice.
Lars Eller scores first goal since Jan. 2 | 03/16/2014 11:01 AM
NewsLars Eller scored a goal and recorded an assist on Saturday.
ImpactGoing into that game, Eller had just one assist in his last 24 games. He now has 11 goals and 23 points in 67 contests this season.
Eller back with Galchenyuk and Gallagher | 03/15/2014 10:24 AM
NewsThe Canadiens have shuffled their lines and have put Lars Eller back between Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher.
Habs Inside Out
ImpactThis line was very successful the first month of the season and Montreal coach Michel Therrien is hoping it will be so again. The Habs will ice the following other top lines Saturday night against Ottawa: Max Pacioretty-David Desharnais-Thomas Vanek and Daniel Briere-Tomas Plekanec-Brian Gionta. Adjust your roster accordingly.
Lars Eller watched Weds. from the press box | 03/06/2014 11:05 AM
NewsLars Eller was a healthy scratch Wednesday night.
ImpactHe has no goals and just one assist in his past 21 games. Eller had a great start to the 2013-14 campaign, but he hasn't done much since then. He has 10 goals and 21 points in 63 matches.
Eller missed practice Friday due to flu | 01/18/2014 10:02 AM
NewsLars Eller is questionable for Saturday night's contest against Toronto.
Habs Inside Out
ImpactHe missed Friday's practice due to the flu and the Habs have called up Joonas Nattinen from Hamilton of the AHL who will play against the Leafs. It might just be for Eller if he is not be able to answer the bell.
L. Eller skates on top line in Tuesday's loss | 01/15/2014 8:02 AM
NewsLars Eller got to play with Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher on Tuesday night.
ImpactDavid Desharnais missed the match because of flu-like symptoms, so Eller took his place. He hasn't earned a point in his last five games. He has 10 goals and 10 assists in 47 outings despite coming out of the gate strong.
Lars Eller has hit a snag offensively of late | 12/18/2013 9:55 AM
NewsLars Eller hasn't earned a point in his last seven matches.
ImpactHe has run hot and cold through 36 games this season. Eller has eight goals and 17 points, which still puts him on pace for a career year. Look for him to finish with around 40-45 points.
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.
|3/05/2014||Mtl||Ana||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|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||2 times-last:vs. Det||last:Apr 5||2|
|Points||3||2 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Nov 10||3|
|Penalty Minutes||12||at SJ||Mar 8||15|
|Plus/Minus||2||3 times-last:vs. Det||last:Apr 5||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||68||2013-14 (Mtl)|
|Power Play Goals||2||2 times-last: 2013-14 (Mtl)|
|Shorthanded Goals||2||2011-12 (Mtl)|
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