LARS ELLER Center Frolunda Jr (Sweden) 6-1, 198 pounds Central Scouting Final Ranking: No. 3 (European skater)
At one time, Eller was referred to as a ‘draft sleeper.’ Not anymore. Playing for a junior level team in Sweden, Eller has shot up the draft rankings having accumulated 55 points (18 goals) in 39 games.
Eller took a big step in his development during 2006-07. Central Scouting calls him a skilled, playmaking forward with good mobility and break-away speed. He has an excellent shot, can pass beautifully, and uses his size and strength to his advantage. Eller is also very good defensively.
Born in Rodovre, Denmark, Eller could hang around until later in the first round. But there are some who believe a team will take a chance and pick him within the first 12 picks.