Latest on Lars Eller, Linden Vey, Leon Draisaitl and Nikolaj Ehlers, plus updates on the Senators, Maple Leafs and Flames. 

SPORTSNET: Eric Engels profiles Montreal Canadiens center Lars Eller, including his ability as a shutdown center and his offseason routine.

Mika Zibanejad is among several players expected to step up this season for the Ottawa Senators

Mika Zibanejad is among several players expected to step up this season for the Ottawa Senators

OTTAWA CITIZEN: It’s time for the Senators draft class of 2011 (Mika Zibanejad, Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Matt Puempel and Shane Prince) to step up.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Of the four, Zibanejad made the most progress, netting career-highs in goals (20), assists (26) and points (46) last season. A 25-30 goal, 55-60 point performance in 2015-16 isn’t out of the question for him. 

THE PROVINCE: Vancouver Canucks center Linden Vey admits this season could be “do or die” for him, as he must establish himself with the club.

EDMONTON SUN: Given the Oilers depth at center for the coming season (Connor McDavid, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Anton Lander and Mark Letestu), Leon Draisaitl could be playing on the wing.

TORONTO STAR: New Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello has yet to fully put his stamp on the team.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: That’s hardly surprising, as he was only hired in late-July and the team hasn’t opened training camp yet. It will take some time until Lamoriello makes his presence felt.

WINNIPEG SUN: Nikolaj Ehlers tallied three assists to lead the Winnipeg Jets to a 5-4 overtime victory over the Edmonton Oilers in their final game of the Young Stars tournament. The Jets finished with a 1-2 record.

CALGARY HERALD: Despite an overtime loss to the Vancouver Canucks in the final game of the Young Stars tournament, Flames brass felt it was productive in their evaluations.