Player Profile: Patrik Elias

Patrik EliasNUMBER: 26
HEIGHT: 6′ 1″
WEIGHT: 195
POSITION: Left Wing
SHOOTS: Left
BORN: April 13, 1976
BIRTHPLACE: Trebic, Czech Republic

Patrik Elias is a favorite among many New Jersey Devils fans. After being drafted by the Devils in 1994, Elias has set a few franchise records, including all-time leading scorer, most points in a seaso and most career game-winning goals, to name a few. He also played a role in winning the 2000 Stanley Cup Championship with an assist to Jason Arnott’s game winning goal during double overtime in Game 6 at Dallas. And let’s not forget his second Cup with the Devils in 2003.

The 2004-05 NHL lockout came and went but Elias didn’t miss a step. He played in for Czech Republic and when the Devils were back in action, he was placed on a line with Brian Gionta and Scott Gomez and was part of a historic comeback to win the Atlantic Division title. He was named captain in 2006, before Jaime Langenbrunner took the title in 2007. Elias currently wears the A.

In March of 2009, Elias became the Devils’ all-time leading scorer when he recorded his 702nd point with an assist to Brian Gionta’s game winning goal against the Chicago Blackhawks. It was that goal that gave Martin Brodeur his record-breaking 552nd win.

There is no denying his talent and puck handling ability. After a rocky first half of the season, Elias was the only Devil in the 2011 NHL All-Star game, making it his third all-star appearance. In the 2010-2011 season, Elias recorded his 800th career point against the Hurricanes and his 8th hat trick to help defeat the Flyers.

Outside of New Jersey he’s won two bronze World Champsionship medals in 1998 and 2011.

Current Franchise Records:

New Jersey Devils record for most points in one season: 96
New Jersey Devils record for most points in a playoff season: 23
New Jersey Devils all-time leader in playoff goals (40), assists (77), and points (117)
New Jersey Devils record for hat tricks: 8
New Jersey Devils record for career assists: 440
New Jersey Devils record for career points: 800
New Jersey Devils record for game winning goals: 66

2010-2011 Season Stats
GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
81 21 41 62 -4 16 7 1 5 204 10.3
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Posted on June 17, 2011, in New Jersey Devils, NHL and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I was at that game against the Flyers. The first hat trick I ever witnessed! so much fun! I got an adrenaline rush just reliving that moment. :) Nice touch posting that video!

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