NEWS: Lars Eller Traded to Avalanche
The Colorado Avalanche have made another move.
On Wednesday afternoon, NHL insiders announced the Avalanche had acquired veteran center Lars Eller from the Washington Capitals. In return, the Avalanche are giving up a 2025 second round pick. The Capitals will retain 31% of the contract. After Wednesday’s morning skate, Jared Bednar confirmed the move as well, calling Eller a “big, strong third line center.”
Eller is in the final year of a contract that sees him make $3.5 million. With 31% of the cap hit being retained, the Avalanche have room for more tinkering.
Eller scored the game winning goal in the Stanley Cup finals for the Capitals back in 2018.
We’ll dig into this more in a little bit, but this is the third move the Avalanche have made in the last month. It’s also the third time they’ve picked up a player over the age of 30 before the NHL trade deadline.
We shall see if the Avalanche make any more moves before Friday’s NHL trade deadline. Stay tuned to CHN for more news as it comes in.