Washington Capitals Center Lars Eller became the all-time leader in Games Played among Danish-born NHLers, securing the top spot in appearances by participating in the Caps’ 2023 Stadium Series game against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Eller, who was a first-round pick of the St. Louis Blues in 2007, has played 926 games in the NHL, surpassing Frans Nielsen, with whom he was tied.
🇩🇰 THE GREAT DANE 🇩🇰
Congrats to @lellerofficial on moving into first all-time for most games played by a Danish player in NHL history!#ALLCAPS | @LeidosInc pic.twitter.com/M3cHEE3Prn
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) February 19, 2023
Eller has played 484 of his career games (52.3%) in a Capitals sweater, and is in his seventh season in the District; he has recorded 87 Goals and 208 Points in that span, and was a crucial component of the Caps’ 2018 Stanley Cup championship, scoring the game-winning goal in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final.
By Michael Fleetwood
The Great Dane!
Congratulations to Lars!