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Patrik Elias
Patrik Elias
Number: 26
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 190
Shoots: Left
Born: Apr 13, 1976  (Age 40)
Birthplace: Trebic, Czech Republic
Drafted: NJD / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (51st overall)
Franchise’s all-time leader with 393 goals/590 assists/983 points; also first with 108 power play goals, 79 game-winning goals, 3,152 shots and 248 multiple-point games...A member of New Jersey’s 2000/03 Stanley Cup Championship teams...Continues as club’s all-time playoff leader with 45g/80a/125pts, 21 PPG and 6 GWG (tie w/4 others)...2012-13: One of six players in Devils’ lineup – and one of just four forwards – to see action in all 48 games; appeared in every game for third time...Led squad for sixth time with 22a/eighth time with 36pts, while finishing second with 14g (D. Clarkson, 15)...Recorded points in season-high four straight games Feb. 10-16 (1g-5a-6pts)...Led squad with nine multiple-point games, including four season-high three-point efforts over an 11-game span Jan. 27-Feb. 15...Totals included 1g-2a Feb. 15 vs. Philadelphia, 1g-2a Jan. 27 at Montreal; and back-to-back 3pt efforts with 1g-2a Feb. 7 vs. Tampa Bay and 3a Feb. 5 vs. NY Rangers...Two-point outings included 2g Apr. 20 vs. Florida...Second assist Jan. 27 marked his 900th career NHL point; notched 100th career PP tally Jan. 25 vs. Washington, extending own franchise record...Re-signed with club July 4, 2013...2011-12: Led Devils/finished seventh in NHL with 52a; was second on team (I. Kovalchuk, 83)/tenth in league (tie, E. Karlsson, Ott.) with 78pts and fourth on club with 26g...Reached the 25-goal mark for seventh time/50-assist mark for second time...Tied for tenth in league with 13g-31a-44pts in 45 games during the 2012 calendar year through regular-season finale Apr. 7...Recorded points in team season-high (tie, A. Henrique & Z. Parise) seven straight games on three occasions: Jan. 24-Feb. 9 (2g-6a-8pts), Jan. 6-19 (4g-7a-11pts) and Oct. 29-Nov. 12 (2g-6a- 8pts)...Posted 17 multiple-point games, including two season-high 1g-2a-3pt efforts: Jan. 17 vs. Winnipeg and Jan. 6 vs. Florida...Became third player to appear in 1,000 games for New Jersey during Jan. 6 contest (K. Daneyko, 1,283 & M. Brodeur, 1,259)...With 2g Dec. 17 at Montreal, equaled/established franchise goal-scoring mark (J. MacLean, 347)...With 2a Dec. 28 vs. Buffalo, reached 500a mark in NHL career...With PP tally Nov. 2 vs. Toronto, became team's all-time PPG leader (MacLean, 92)...Scored game-deciding goals Feb. 17 vs. Anaheim and Nov. 3 at Philadelphia...Unsuccessful on penalty-shot attempt Jan. 14 at Winnipeg (O. Pavelec)...2010-11: Voted Devils’ Most Valuable Player by his teammates; was honored at Apr. 7 Awards Luncheon...Finished first on Devils with 41a/62pts; second with 21g (Kovalchuk, 31), 7 PPG (Kovalchuk, 9) and 5 GW tallies (Kovalchuk, 9)...Eighty-one games played were his most since 2003-04 (82); missed contest Nov. 27 vs. Philadelphia due to the birth of his daughter...Passed S. Stevens (956) into sole possession of third place on club’s all-time games-played list Apr. 2 vs. Montreal; also passed S. Niedermayer (892) Nov. 1 at Vancouver and MacLean (934) Feb. 1 vs. San Jose...Recorded season-high 7-game point-scoring streak Jan. 17-Feb. 3 (3g-5a-8pts); notched points in nine of 10 games played Jan. 9-Feb. 3 (5g-7a-12pts)...Posted 14 multiple-point games, including three 3pt outings: franchise-record eighth career hat trick Apr. 1 vs. Philadelphia, 3a Feb. 19 at Carolina and 1g-2a Jan. 9 vs. Tampa Bay...Reached 800pt mark in NHL career Feb. 19; played in his 900th game Nov. 20 at St. Louis...Represented New Jersey in his first All-Star Game appearance since 2002; posted 1g-1a- 2pts...Recorded 4g-5a-9pts for Bronze Medal-winning Czech Republic at World Championships...2009-10: Saw action in 58 of 69 games overall after making season debut Nov. 6 vs. NY Islanders...Recorded points in season-high eight straight contests Dec. 7-21 (5g-5a-10pts)...Posted 13 multiple-point games, including team season-high (tie w/4 others) 2g-2a-4pts Nov. 28 vs. NY Islanders...Totals showed two season-high 3a games: Mar. 23 vs. Columbus and Jan. 2 at Minnesota...Two-point games included 2g Apr. 10 vs. NY Islanders/Jan. 5 vs. Dallas/Dec. 12 vs. Philadelphia...Reached/surpassed 300g mark Dec. 12...Tied for second on team with 4 GWG (Parise, 5)...Posted 2 GDG: Jan. 12 at NY Rangers and Dec. 5 vs. Detroit...Missed 10 games Jan. 18- Feb. 5 (concussion symptomatic); also missed first 13 games of campaign due to groin injury...Served Czech Republic as captain at 2010 Olympic Winter Games; posted 2g-2a-4pts in 5 games...2008-09: Completed campaign with 295g-411a-706pts; passed MacLean (701) as team’s all-time scoring leader with assist Mar. 17 vs. Chicago...Became club’s all-time leader in assists, passing Niedermayer (364) Oct. 18 at Washington...With 1g-1a-2pts Dec. 27 at NY Rangers, passed MacLean’s franchise mark of 169 career multiple-point games...Reached 30g mark for fourth time in career; four 30g seasons are third-most in team history (MacLean & Parise, 5)...Second on Devils with 31g (Parise, 45), 47a (Parise, 49), 78pts (Parise, 94) and career-high 12 PPG (Parise, 14)...Tied M. Sundin and J. Jagr for then-NHL record with 15th career overtime tally Dec. 4 at Philadelphia...Appeared in 800th career NHL game Feb. 11 vs. NY Islanders, recorded 400th assist Feb. 6 at Atlanta and posted 700th point with goal Mar. 14 at Montreal...Recorded points in team season-high ten straight games Nov. 29-Dec. 21 (8g-9a-7pts)...Assists in five straight contests Feb. 3-11 (6a) were also a team season high...Recorded 23 multi-point games, including season-high 2g-2a-4pts Dec. 19 vs. Ottawa...Totaled four 3pt games: 3a Jan. 4 vs. Ottawa, 1g-2a Dec. 12 vs. NY Rangers, 3a Nov. 23 at Tampa Bay and 2g-1a Nov. 15 vs. Washington...Notched GDG Feb. 19 at Tampa Bay...Missed five of 8 games Mar. 23-Apr. 7 with lower body injury...Named NHL’s Third Star of the Week for period ending Dec. 21 with a league-high 3g-5a-8pts...Represented Czech Republic at World Championships; posted 2g in three appearances...2007-08: Finished tied for team lead (Parise) with 8 GWG...Passed MacLean (57) for the most GWG in team history Dec. 5 vs. Boston...Finished second on squad with 263 shots (Parise, 266) and 20g-35a- 55pts overall (Parise, 65pts)...Tied Niedermayer for the most assists in franchise history Apr. 1 at NY Islanders...Recorded points in season-high four straight games twice: Feb. 18-24 (1g-5a-6pts) and Jan. 4-10 (2g-3a-5pts)...Totals included 14th career OT tally Mar. 7 vs. Tampa Bay, as well as 13th career OT tally/lone goal of contest Dec. 23 at Calgary...Had four season-high 3pt games: 1g-2a Feb. 4 vs. Pittsburgh, 2g-1a Jan. 22 at Philadelphia, 2g-1a Dec. 5 vs. Boston and 2g-1a Oct. 13 at Atlanta...Recorded GDG Apr. 6 vs. NY Rangers and Jan. 8 vs. Buffalo...Played in his 700th career NHL game Dec. 13 at Boston; missed 2 games Dec. 29-Jan. 2 (sore groin), as well as five contests due to illness...Led squad with 4g-2a-6pts during Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. NY Rangers; recorded at least 1pt in all 5 games...2006-07: Led Devils with 21g- 48a-69pts overall; was fourth with 21g and first with 48a...Also led team with 8g-23a-31pts during the man advantage...Saw action in 75 of 82 games, including 34 straight to start season through Dec. 22...Posted season-high 8-game point-scoring streak Nov. 27-Dec. 14 (5g-8a-13pts)...Second on club (S. Gomez, 15) with 14 multiple-point games, including six season-high 3pt outings...Three-point matches included five 1g-2a games, most recently Mar. 6 at Philadelphia, to establish franchise record with 37th career 3pt outing...Posted his 300th career NHL assist Dec. 22 at Washington; played in his 600th NHL game Oct. 14 vs. Philadelphia...With 1g-2a-3pts Dec. 1 vs. Pittsburgh, passed K. Muller (520pts) into second place on New Jersey’s all-time point-scoring list...Recorded first career GDG Mar. 8 at Pittsburgh...Missed five straight contests Mar. 15-24 (slight groin)...Recorded 1g-9a-10pts while appearing in 10 of 11 playoff contests; missed game one of ECSF vs. Ottawa (ill)...With 3a in series-clinching game of ECQF at Tampa Bay, became first Devils’ player to reach/surpass 100pt mark in NHL playoffs...Posted lone playoff tally in game 1 vs. Lightning; 35g surpassed C. Lemieux (34) for most in team history...Named seventh captain in Devils’ history Oct. 5...2005-06: Playing time was limited to 38 games, including season-high 20 straight appearances Mar. 10- Apr. 18...Made season debut Jan. 3 vs. Florida after missing first 39 games and training camp with hepatitis- A...Recorded points in nine of first ten appearances (4g-12a-16pts), including season-high (tie) 5-game point- scoring streak Jan. 17-24 (2g-6a-8pts)...Recorded assists in five straight Apr. 9-18 (7a) to match team season high (P. Martin, Dec. 26-Jan. 3)...First goal Apr. 16 vs. Philadelphia marked his 500th career point; was just third player in team history to reach milestone (MacLean & Muller)...Recorded 12 multiple-point games overall, including team season-high (tie) 3g-2a-5pts Apr. 5 vs. Pittsburgh...Has four of the 25 five-plus point regular-season efforts in team history; seven career hat tricks set a team record (since surpassed)...Missed four contests Mar. 1-7 with bruised ribs...Led Devils with 6g-10a-16pts in nine post-season outings, including 5g- 6a-11pts in ECQF vs. NY Rangers...Eleven points in a series tied the team record (MacLean, 4g-7a-11pts, ’88 PDSF vs. NYI) and included 2g-4a-6pts in series opener...Six points were the second-highest single-game point-total in franchise history; trailed only Pa. Sundstrom (3g-5a-8pts, Apr. 22, ‘88 PDF vs. Wsh.)...2004-05: Represented Czech Republic at World Cup; posted 3g-2a-5pts...Spent campaign with Znojemsti (Czech Rep.) and Magnitogorsk (Rus.)...Despite splitting season with two teams/leagues/countries, led Znojemsti with plus-seven mark and finished fourth with 8g-20a-28pts...Teammates at Magnitogorsk included two-time Devils’ forward P. Sykora...Contracted hepatitis-A while in Europe, Mar. 2005...Participated in former teammate I. Larionov’s farewell game Dec. 13, 2004 at Moscow’s Luzhniki Arena...2003-04: One of just three Devils’ players (S. Brylin & J. Pandolfo) – all forwards – to appear in every game...Finished first on Devils with 38g, 81pts, three shorthanded goals, 9 GW tallies (to match career high), 9 PPG (tie, Niedermayer), career- high 300 shots, and +26 mark; reached 35g mark for third time...Finished tied for fourth in NHL in both goals and GWG...Led Devils in scoring for franchise-record fifth straight year; no other player has led the club in scoring for more than three straight (Parise, ’07-08 to ’09-10)...Became first Devils’ player since 1992-93 (Lemieux) to post 300-plus shots...Posted season-high 2g-3a-5pts Feb. 25 vs. Buffalo; also posted 2g-2a-4pts Feb. 21 at NY Rangers...Recorded two team season-high (tie, Gomez & Niedermayer) 7-game point-scoring streaks Mar. 20-Apr. 3 (4g-11a-15pts) and Nov. 12-26 (5g-4a-9pts)...Set Devils’ record/tied franchise mark with 6g-5a-11pts over a 3-game stretch Feb. 21-25...On Dec. 4 vs. Washington, became just the 11th player to appear in 500 games in a Devils’ sweater...Unsuccessful on third career PS attempt Dec. 10 vs. NY Islanders (G. Snow); became first player in league history to record the OT/GWG after missing an OT PS...Goal that evening marked his 400th career point; became first player in history to attempt more than one career OT PS (Dec. 1, ’00 vs. J. Vanbiesbrouck, NYI)...Goal Mar. 6 at Carolina marked his 200th lifetime tally...Tied NHL record with 4 OT goals (since surpassed, S. Stamkos, TB, 5, ’11-12)...Named NHL Offensive Player of the Week for period of Mar. 21-28; posted 3g-6a-9pts in 4 games...Appeared in his 100th lifetime playoff game in game 3 of ECQF vs. Philadelphia; posted 2g to pass MacLean for sole possession of first place on the club’s all-time playoff point-scoring list...2002-03: Finished first on Devils with 28g, 57pts and 255 shots...Posted team-leading (tie w/Langenbrunner) 13th multiple-point game with 4g-1a-5pt effort Mar. 30 vs. NY Islanders for sixth career hat trick...Four goals tied a franchise record, while tying MacLean for most 3g games in Devils’ history...Recorded his 200th lifetime assist Feb. 4 vs. Buffalo; appeared in his 400th career NHL game Oct. 23 at Atlanta...Led all players with 3g-4a-7pts in SCF vs. Anaheim...2001-02: Finished first on Devils with 29g-32a- 61pts; also led squad with 29g, 8 PPG (tie) and 8 GW tallies...Established career high with 3g-2a-5pts Oct. 18 vs. San Jose (since tied)...Missed 5 games Jan. 5-12 with finger infection to snap personal career-high consecutive games-played stretch at 192...Named NHL Player of the Week for Oct. 15-21; recorded 4g-4a- 8pts in 3 games...Reached the 300pt mark in NHL career with goal Jan. 23 at Florida...Finished first on club with 2g-4a-6pts in six post-season contests...Played for Czech Republic at Olympic Winter Games and was Devils’ lone representative at All-Star Game...2000-01: Named to NHL’s First All-Star Team; was just second Devil ever to be honored (Stevens, ’93-94)...Along with Brodeur, was voted Devils’ co-MVP by his teammates...One of just two Devils (C. White) to appear in all 82 games...Led Devils/finished third in NHL with franchise-record 40g-56a-96pts; broke Muller’s franchise mark of 94pts (‘87-88)...Forty goals and 56a were also career highs; led club with Devils’ record 58pts at home (since tied, Parise, ’08-09)...Led Devils and was tied for first in NHL (J. Sakic, Col.) with +45 mark; was just second Devil ever to lead league (Stevens, +53, ’93- 94)...Posted three hat tricks; was first Devil to post three 3g games in a season since 1988-89 (MacLean)...Had points in season-high 13 straight games Mar. 13-Apr. 6 (12g-13a-25pts)...Set Devils’ record with 9g-14a-23pts (S. Richer, 21pts, ’95) in the playoffs...Totals included franchise-record/NHL-high 10-game point-scoring streak May 1-22 (5g-8a-13pts)...1999-00: Posted team-leading 35g, 72pts, 9 PPG and 9 GW tallies...Was first Devil to reach 30g mark since 1993-94 (MacLean, 37 & Richer, 36)...Had points in season/career-high/Devils’ record 15 straight games (since tied, B. Gionta, ’05-06) Dec. 27-Jan. 28 (15g-9a- 24pts)...Posted a goal in his first career PS attempt Mar. 10 at Atlanta (D. Rhodes)...Made season debut Oct. 29 at Carolina; contract was activated Oct. 28 after agreeing to terms three days earlier...Represented World Team in his first-ever All-Star Game appearance and had 2a...Assisted on Cup-clinching goal with backhand pass to J. Arnott in double OT of game 6 of SCF at Dallas...Finished tied for first on Devils and tied for third in NHL (J. Arnott, 8g-12a-20pts) with 7g-13a-20pts; was tied for first on New Jersey/in NHL (S. Stevens, C. White & 2 others) at +9...1998-99: Spent entire season in NHL for first time in pro career...Appeared in 74 games to match total from 1997-98, while 33a were 14 more than previous season...Third on club with 9g- 18a-27pts since Elias-Arnott-Sykora line was formed Feb. 6...Finished third on squad/first among forwards with +19 mark...Recorded season-high 5-game point-scoring streak Feb. 20-Mar. 3 (2g-7a-9pts)...Posted 11 multiple-point games, including three season-high 3pt efforts, most recently 2g-1a Apr. 10 at Montreal...Appeared in his 100th NHL contest Oct. 29 at NY Islanders...Missed 5 games Jan. 14-21 with the flu...1997-98: Finished third in voting for Calder Trophy after posting 18g-19a-37pts overall; 18g was second among NHL rookies (S. Samsonov, Bos., 22), while 37pts were third among first-year players...Became sixth Devil to be named to NHL All-Rookie Team...Named NHL Player of the Week Nov. 3; had 5g-1a- 6pts...Represented Czech Republic in his first World Championship appearance...1996-97: Began season on Albany’s (AHL) roster; was second on team with 10g-13a-23pts in 20 appearances until Dec. 3 recall by New Jersey...Injuries opened up spot on Devils’ roster; played in 17 of 18 contests Dec. 3-Jan. 10 and posted 2g- 3a-5pts...Participated in AHL All-Star Classic; recorded 3 shots in World Team’s 3-2 shootout victory...Recalled to New Jersey just prior to NHL playoffs, when injury to D. Andreychuk allowed him to make his post-season debut...1995-96: First full season in North America was spent primarily at Albany...Finished sixth on club with 27g-36a-63pts in 74 games played...First/lone NHL appearance that season came Dec. 7 vs. Toronto during emergency-recall situation...Signed his first professional contract July 12, 1995...OTHER: Joined Devils after three seasons with Poldi Kladno (Czech Rep.)...Had 2g-5a-7pts in 1993-94 European Junior Championships.