Late Friday afternoon, the Canadiens announced they have signed RFA centre Lars Eller to a two-year contract.
Renaud Lavloie of RDS reports it’s for $2.65 million, which is a small increase on what he made last season .
As some members of the HIO Commentariat may know, Eller came to the Canadiens in 2011 in the deal that sent That Other Goaltender to St. Louis.
Eller is a favourite of HIO … not least because he looks like he’s 16 years old but is married and has a recently-born child.
His nickname in the room is “Larry” … which Eller hates … which means his teammates use it all the time.
One of the more pleasurable games at the Bell Centre last season was Eller’s four-goal explosion against Winnipeg:
One of the goals was a VERY COOL penalty-shot spinerama: