GP G A PTS +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG PIM Shots PCT Hits
Year to date 79 16 12 28 -5 2 1 2 1 2 66 129 12.40 72
I'm really hoping that he hits 20g/40a this year. With all the changes going on, he needs to step up to the plate and compete with DD and Plek for a top 2 center position (not saying he should take their spots, just have the drive to produce at that level)
Hopefully he can show that that 4 goal game was not a fluke.
If we follow Ellers natural progression, I think we are looking at a 20/20 year from him. If he can average between 40-60 points a season while being a shut-down third line center, I am happy.
He got barely any PP time last season. If he gets more this year, he will definitely see an increase in production. Lets hope he can be our Jordan Staal. The defensive stalwart who chips in offence and takes pressure off our top two centers. I don't think thats an unrealistic expectation.
I hope he play 15-16 minutes a game with quality teammates that are at least 3rd liners, also if they give him around 1 minute a game on the PP during the season he could manage 20 goals and 40 + pts IMO.
It's better to be surprised than disappointed in this case. I don't see him being more than the regular 3rd line center next season. If Gally is ready that means 4th line center or wing, so keep the expectations low.
If Eller is our 2nd line centerman, we are probably in the lottery again next year.
I think 50 points is a stretch given our lack of top 6 wingers. Also factor in that DD is ahead of him offensively and he's probably destined to be a high end 3rd line centre.
What centre in the NHL would you fanboys compare him to in terms of development? I don't see how he is projected to get to 60 points when he hasn't consistently produced points at any level.
If Bergevin and CO don't add a legit top 6 winger and let Bourque play with Pleks we will for sure be in thr lottery. As for Eller , if he sees almost no PP time like last year, he will probably have same sorta stats . Anywhere from15-20 goals and between 35-40 Pts. I hope they dont move him to Wing. He looks lost there