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Patrik Elias
NUMBER: 26 BIRTHDATE: April 13, 1976  (AGE 38)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Trebic, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 195 DRAFTED: NJD / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (51st overall)
Placed on I.R. Dec. 9; missed five games Dec. 8-15 (groin)...Scored third goal of season Dec. 6 vs. Wsh...Needs 1a to reach 600 in NHL career...Had points in two straight games Nov. 15-18 (1g-2a-3pts); recorded 2a Nov. 15 vs. Col. for first multi-pt. game...Also had points in back-to-back games Oct 24-25 (2a)...Posted points in three straight Oct. 9-14 (1g-2a-3pts)...Franchise s all-time leader with 396g/599a/995pts; also first with 109 PPG & 79 GWG 2013-14: Finished 2nd on club with 18g-35a-53pts Appeared in 1,100th career NHL game Oct. 29 vs. TB...Notched 16th career OT tally Jan. 30 at Dal.; is second in NHL history behind J. Jagr (19)...Posted 16th career SHG Mar. 7 at Det.; needs one SHG to tie J. Madden for first in franchise history...Had points in season-high six consecutive games Feb. 27-Mar. 8 (3g-6a-9pts)...Finished with 14 multi-pt. outings, including three season-high 3pt games Missed 17 games due to injury/illness Represented Czech Rep. at Winter Olympics in Sochi.
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) 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.
Quote of the Day

It's time we got a break. People that have watched us, I'm sure they said, 'Finally, some things are going our way.' We'll take the breaks when they go our way.

— Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien after a 3-2 overtime win against the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday to snap a three-game losing streak
2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series