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Lars Eller Agrees to 4-Year Contract with Canadiens

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:19:00 +0000

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(MONTREAL) -- Center Lars Eller agreed to a four-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens Thursday that keeps him in Montreal through the 2017-18 season.

ESPN's Pierre LeBrun reports the deal is worth an average of $3.5 million a year.

“We are very pleased to have agreed upon a long term agreement with Lars Eller. He is an important part of our group of young veterans. He has a tremendous work ethic and a great attitude. He is the type of player you can rely on for his play at both ends of the rink,” Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said. “Lars can play big minutes against the opponents’ top players and still be an offensive threat. We are confident he will reach his full potential and become an impact player who will compete at a high level for many years to come.”

The 25-year-old Eller was the 13th overall pick of the 2007 NHL Draft by the St. Louis Blues.

Eller has played the last four seasons in Montreal, scoring 43 goals while tallying 101 points.

The deal cancels Eller's salary arbitration hearing that was scheduled for Friday.

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