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Lars Eller

Born:May 08, 1989Draft:2007 Blues, 13th Overall
Hometown:Rødovre, DenmarkPosition:C
Known For:“The Tiger”Shoots:Left
National Team:DenmarkCurrent Team:Pittsburgh Penguins

Lars Fosgaard Eller (born 8 May 1989) is a Danish professional ice hockey player for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). Nicknamed “the Tiger”, he was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the first round, 13th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

He later joined the Montreal Canadiens, where he played six seasons before being traded to the Capitals in 2016. He became the first person born in Denmark to win the Stanley Cup when the Capitals won in 2018, notably scoring the Stanley Cup-winning goal.

Lars Eller Pittsburgh Penguins
Lars Eller, Pittsburgh Penguins (Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images)

Lars Eller Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
June 17, 2010St. Louis BluesIan SchultzMontreal CanadiensJaroslav Halak
June 24, 2016Montreal CanadiensWashington Capitals2nd-Round Pick in 2017
(Joni Ikonen)
2nd-Round Pick in 2018
(Olivier Rodrigue)
March 1, 2023Washington CapitalsColorado Avalanche2025 2nd-Round Pick

Deeper Dive


  • 2005-2006
    • J20 SM Silver Medal
    • U18 WJC (D1|B) Silver Medal
  • 2006-2007
    • J18 SM Silver Medal
    • J20 SuperElit (Overall) Most Assists (37)
    • J20 SuperElit (Overall) Most Points (55)
    • J20 Nationell (Overall) Most Points by Foreigner (55)
    • J20 Nationell Championship Clinching Goal
    • J20 SM Gold Medal
    • U18 WJC (D1|B) Gold Medal
    • U18 WJC (D1|B) Most Assists (7)
    • U20 WJC (D1|A) Gold Medal
  • 2007-2008
    • J20 SM Gold Medal
    • U20 WJC Most Penalized Player (37)
    • U20 WJC Top 3 Player on Team
  • 2008-2009
    • Elitserien Most Assists by Junior (17)
    • Elitserien Most Goals by Junior (12)
    • Elitserien Most Points by Junior (29)
    • U20 WJC (D1|B) Silver Medal
  • 2009-2010
    • AHL All-Rookie Team
    • AHL All-Star Game
  • 2011-2012
    • World Championship Top 3 Player on Team
  • 2017-2018