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Born May 8, 1989 (1989-05-08) (age 20),
Rødovre, Denmark
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
St. Louis Blues
Peoria Rivermen (AHL)
Ntl. team  Denmark
NHL Draft 13th overall, 2007
St. Louis Blues
Career 2007 – present

Lars Fosgaard Eller (born May 8, 1989) is a Danish professional ice hockey player, currently playing for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL).

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Early life

His father Olaf Eller is the current coach of the Danish Under-20 national team; a former Danish international ice hockey player and former coach of several teams in the Superisligaen as well as IF Troja/Ljungby in Sweden.

Playing career

In the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, he was drafted 13th overall by the St. Louis Blues.[1] He was the highest ever drafted Danish born and trained player in NHL history until friend and former team mate Mikkel Bødker was selected as number 8 overall by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Jan Popiel was drafted 10th overall in the 1964 NHL Amateur Draft, however he learned to play hockey in Canada. Furthermore he changed nationality before making his debut.

He spent part of the 2007–08 season with Borås HC in HockeyAllsvenskan, on loan from Frölunda HC.

He made his NHL debut on November 5, 2009 in a game against the Calgary Flames in which the Blues lost, 2-1. He scored the only Blues goal, beating Miikka Kiprusoff, off of a deflection and had 3 shots on goal in 9:42 on ice.

Career statistics

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Regular season and playoffs

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Rødovre SIK U19 28 21 26 47 20 – – – – –
2004–05 Rødovre SIK DEN-2 1 3 1 4 0 – – – – –
2005–06 Frölunda HC J18 8 2 4 6 10 2 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Frölunda HC J20 36 7 7 14 6 2 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Frölunda HC J18 3 1 4 5 6 6 3 2 5 8
2006–07 Frölunda HC J20 39 18 37 55 58 8 4 1 5 24
2007–08 Frölunda HC J20 9 4 4 8 10 7 5 6 11 14
2007–08 Borås HC SEL-2 19 2 6 8 8 – – – – –
2007–08 Frölunda HC SEL 14 0 2 2 4 7 0 1 1 2
2008–09 Frölunda HC SEL 48 12 17 29 28 10 3 1 4 12

International

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2006 Denmark WJC U18 (Div I) 5 5 5 10 8
2007 Denmark WJC U20 (Div I) 5 2 5 7 16
2007 Denmark WJC U18 (Div I) 5 3 7 10 6
2008 Denmark WJC U20 6 3 3 6 37
2008 Denmark WC 6 0 2 2 0
2009 Denmark WJC U20 (Div I) 5 3 3 6 20

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Preceded by
Patrik Berglund
St. Louis Blues first round draft pick
2007
Succeeded by
Ian Cole

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