One Great Dane: Lars Eller Passes Nikolaj Ehlers to Become Second-Highest Scoring NHL Player From Denmark

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Lars Eller scored his seventh goal of the 2022-23 season in the final seconds of the Washington Capitals’ December 27 game against the New York Rangers to push his club’s lead to 3-0 and move past Winnipeg Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers in scoring among Denmark-born NHL players.

Eller scored his seventh goal of the regular season at the 19:23 mark of the middle frame on an assist from Anthony Mantha.

The goal makes Eller the second-highest scoring player from Denmark, giving him his 362nd career NHL point, and placing him only behind Frans Nielsen, who has 473.

Eller, who was drafted in the first-round (13th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the St. Louis Blues, has recorded 205 Points (86G, 119A) in 463 Games Played with the Caps.

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. Michael joined the NoVa Caps team in 2015, and is most proud of the growth of the NoVa Caps community in that time. An avid photographer, Michael resides in VA.
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6 Responses to One Great Dane: Lars Eller Passes Nikolaj Ehlers to Become Second-Highest Scoring NHL Player From Denmark

  1. Jon Sorensen says:

    The Vikings (Johansson, Gustafsson, and Eller) pillaged and plundered NYC tonight.

    • hockeydruid says:

      Would be nice if he could pass Franz but 111 points at this stage of his career and being a UFA and his age this summer may pose a problem moving into the #1 slot. Im thinking at 33 it will take his 3 or 4 years to pass Franz.

    • dwgie26 says:

      The third line was great tonight including NAK. Wish he would put one in. Third line logged significantly more minutes (roughly 15) than second line (roughly 11 min). Except Kuzy who also got PP time. It’s not a sexy line, but damn are they effective!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Sweet dangle Lars!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Ehlers is a far better player.

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