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Patrik Elias
NUMBER: 26 BIRTHDATE: April 13, 1976  (AGE 39)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Trebic, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 190 DRAFTED: NJD / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (51st overall)
Made season debut Nov. 25 vs. Columbus; was activated earlier that day...Missed 20 games Oct. 9-Nov. 22 (right knee)...Needs 58 games to tie K. Daneyko (1,283) for most games played in franchise history; needs 34 appearances to tie M. Brodeur (1,259) for second...Franchise s all-time leader with 406 goals/611 assists/1,017 points; also first with 113 power play goals, 80 game-winning goals, 3,266 shots and 250 multi-pt. games 2014-15: Totaled 13g-21a-34pts in 17th season with the Devils; point-total was the fewest of his NHL career Appeared in his 1,200th career NHL game, Feb. 13 at Chicago; became 103rd player in league history to reach the milestone Scored 400th NHL goal/lone game-winner of season Feb. 6 vs. Toronto Posted season-high 1g-2a-3pts Jan. 6 vs. Buffalo, including 600th assist/1,000th point of NHL career Played in his fourth All-Star Game (first since 11) Jan. 25 in Columbus; notched 2a Scored GDG Dec. 19 vs. Tampa Bay; was 3/5 (60.0%) in the shootout overall.
EJC-A All-Star Team (1994) NHL All-Rookie Team (1998) NHL First All-Star Team (2001) Bud Light Plus/Minus Award (2001) (tied with Joe Sakic) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2000, 2002, 2011, 2015) Signed as a free agent by Znojmo (CzRep), September 6, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Magnitogorsk (Russia), December 9, 2004. Missed majority of 2005-06 due to hepatitis-A virus.
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It's a big milestone for me and I'm happy to help my team with lots of good teammates. It's fun.

— Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk, who on Wednesday became the ninth Russian-born player, and ninth Red Wings player, to score 300 NHL goals
World Cup of Hockey 2016