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Lars Eller
Lars Eller
Position Centre
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
198 lb (90 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Montreal Canadiens
St. Louis Blues (NHL)
Frölunda HC (Elitserien)
Rødovre SIK (Oddset Ligaen)
Borås HC (Allsvenskan)
Nationality Flag of Denmark Danish
Born May 8 1989 (1989-05-08) (age 27),
Rødovre, Denmark
NHL Draft 13th overall, 2007
St. Louis Blues
Pro Career 2007 – present


Lars Eller (b. May 8th 1989 in Rødovre, Denmark), is a Danish forward who plays for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League.

Son of former Danish international and current Frederikshavn Whitehawks coach Olaf Eller, Lars is one of the best current young Danish players. He was drafted 13th overall of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, thus becoming the highest drafted Danish born and trained ever in the league history at the time; Jan Popiel had been drafted three ranks higher in the 1964 NHL Amateur Draft, but had learned to play hockey at a young age in Canada and Mikkel Bødker, 8th overall at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, has overtaken him since.

Eller began playing organized hockey with his local club Rødovre SIK. He posted 47 points in 28 games in 2004-05. That season, he made his first appearance with the senior club, posting a hat trick and adding an assist. His skills soon attracted the attention of bigger clubs, and he joined Frölunda in 2005. He had a strong showing in the J20 Superelit with 55 points in 39 games.

Eller has been a member of the junior Danish National Teams for two seasons now.

Eller was traded from the St. Louis Blues, with Ian Schultz, to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Jaroslav Halák.

On January 4, 2012 Eller recorded his first career NHL hat trick recording 4 goals, including a spin-a-rama penalty shot goal, and an assist. The play was voted play of the year on canadiens.nhl.com by fans, defeating 3 time champion and fan favourite Carey Price.

In 2010 he married his longtime girlfriend Julie.

His younger brother Mads Eller (eligible for the 2013 NHL draft) is apart of the Danish Mens U-20 hockey team.

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