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Lars Eller | Center

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 209
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Lars Eller and the Montreal Canadiens had been talking about a four-year deal for "quite some time."
Eller and Montreal agreed to a four-year, $14 million contract on Thursday and avoided arbitration in the process. "Many times, your salary and your expectations go hand-in-hand. I've seen that here in Montreal," Eller said. "But, I put a lot of pressure on myself, too. I think it also speaks to how much the organization believes in me. It's nice to see that they've shown that faith in me. Now, it's up to me to go out and play the best hockey that I can." Eller will certainly have higher expectations on him now. He had 26 points in 77 games last season and will need to produce more to live up to his salary. Jul 24 - 8:32 PM

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The Montreal Canadiens have signed Lars Eller to a four-year, $14 million contract.

Eller had placed a one-year, $3.1 million contract request to an arbitrator and Montreal had countered with $1.65 million. In the end, the Canadiens were willing to give him a substantially higher cap hit than they had offered in order to lock him up. He had 26 points and 68 penalty minutes in 77 games last season, but he's capable of more than that and Montreal is likely betting on him taking a significant step forward next season.
Jul 24 - 3:21 PM

Lars Eller wants an arbitrator to award him a $3.1 million contract.

Montreal has countered with $1.65 million, so there's obviously a substantial gap between the two sides. Eller had 26 points and 68 penalty minutes in 77 games with Montreal in 2013-14.
Jul 23 - 12:55 PM

Lars Eller's arbitration date is scheduled for July 25.

Eller has completed his two-year, $2.65 million contract. He had 12 goals and 26 points in 77 games in 2013-14.
Source: TSN.ca
Jul 9 - 4:25 PM

Lars Eller was one of 20 players who filed for salary arbitration before Saturday's deadline.

He 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.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 5 - 5:58 PM

Lars Eller wants to develop into a more consistent player.

The 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."
Source: NHL.com
May 31 - 9:38 PM

Lars Eller registered a shorthanded marker in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final.

His 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.
May 17 - 4:22 PM

Lars Eller opened the scoring in Game 6 at the 2:11 mark of the opening period.

The 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.
May 13 - 10:05 AM

Lars Eller generated a goal and an assist in a 4-2 win against the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night.

His playoff point streak ended in Saturday's 5-3 loss, but he got right back on scoresheet in Game 3. He set up P.K. Subban's breakaway goal and added an empty netter with just three seconds left in the third. Eller has amassed three goals and eight points in seven postseason matches.
May 7 - 7:46 AM

Lars Eller picked up an assist in Thursday's double overtime win over Boston to stretch his playoff point streak to five games.

He 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.
May 2 - 7:33 AM

Lars Eller scored a goal in Game 4 to extend his playoff point streak.

He 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.
Apr 23 - 8:31 AM

Lars Eller picked up a goal and a helper in Wednesday's overtime win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

He picked up an assist on Brian Gionta's shorthanded tally and then scored his first career playoff goal early in the third period.
Apr 17 - 10:48 AM

The Montreal Canadiens failed to score a power-play goal in their final eight regular-season games, going 0-for-23.

The 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.
Apr 15 - 11:04 AM

Lars Eller is ready to return after missing three games with the flu.

He 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.
Apr 14 - 3:18 PM

Lars Eller will miss Saturday night's season finale against the Rangers.

He 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.
Apr 12 - 10:57 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Desharnais
2Tomas Plekanec
3Lars Eller
4Manny Malhotra
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Michael Bournival
4Travis Moen
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2P. A. Parenteau
3Rene Bourque
4Dale Weise
5Brandon Prust
D1P.K. Subban
2Andrei Markov
3Tom Gilbert
4Mike Weaver
5Alexei Emelin
6Jarred Tinordi
7Nathan Beaulieu
G1Carey Price
2Peter Budaj
3Dustin Tokarski