|Assets:||Sees the ice incredibly well, skates superbly and plays a clever game of hockey. Has terrific hand/eye coordination, good goal-scoring instincts and excellent puck-distribution skills. Can play both wing and center.|
|Flaws:||Is somewhat soft in the corners and can be accused of playing a peripheral game at times. Has become more prone to injury over time, which has led to a bit of a decline in production. Isn't a physical player at all.|
|Career Potential:||Versatile, savvy scoring forward.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2002-03 (New Jersey), 1999-00 (New Jersey)|
|NHL||Bud Light Plus/Minus Award||2000-01 (shared with Joe Sakic)|
|NHL||First All-Star Team||2000-01|
|NHL||Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game||2010-11, 2001-02, 1999-00|
|Olympic Bronze Medal||2006 (Czech Republic)|
|2/03/2012||Fined $2,500 by the NHL.|
|12/23/2011||Missed 1 game (illness).|
|12/02/2010||Missed 1 game (personal reasons).|
|11/27/2010||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|2/06/2010||Missed 11 games (head injury).|
|1/18/2010||Head injury, day-to-day.|
|11/06/2009||Missed 13 games (groin).|
|9/16/2009||Groin, late October.|
|4/09/2009||Missed 4 games (lower body injury).|
|4/01/2009||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|3/27/2009||Missed 1 game (lower body injury).|
|3/23/2009||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|3/25/2008||Missed 4 games (left knee injury).|
|3/15/2008||Left knee injury, day-to-day.|
|1/04/2008||Missed 2 games (groin).|
|11/28/2007||Missed 2 games (flu).|
|4/28/2007||Missed Game 1 of Round Two against the Ottawa Senators (cold).|
|3/27/2007||Missed 5 games (groin).|
|2/22/2007||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|12/26/2006||Missed 1 game (foot injury).|
|12/23/2006||Foot injury, day-to-day.|
|7/01/2006||Re-signed as an unresricted free agent by the New Jersey Devils to a seven-year contract.|
|3/10/2006||Missed 4 games (bruised ribs).|
|3/01/2006||Bruised ribs, day-to-day.|
|1/03/2006||Missed 39 games (hepatitis A).|
|9/29/2005||Hepatitis A, sidelined indefinitely.|
|8/23/2005||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the New Jersey Devils to a one-year contract.|
|7/31/2005||New Jersey Devils tendered a qualifying offer.|
|12/09/2004||NHL lockout: Signed with the Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the Russian League.|
|9/06/2004||NHL lockout: Signed with the HC Znojemsti Orli (Czech-Rep.).|
|1/18/2003||Missed 1 game (back spasms).|
|1/17/2003||Back spasms, day-to-day.|
|7/15/2002||Re-signed by the New Jersey Devils to a multi-year contract.|
|3/23/2002||Missed 2 games (flu).|
|1/15/2002||Missed 5 games (hand injury).|
|1/05/2002||Hand injury, day-to-day.|
|6/28/1994||Drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round (51st overall) in 1994.|
Contract talks with Patrik Elias have begun | 05/30/2013 11:04 AM
NewsThe New Jersey Devils have spoken with Patrik Elias about a new contract.
The Bergen Record
ImpactGM Lou Lamoriello said Wednesday that he has begun contract talks with potential unrestricted free agents, including Elias, David Clarkson and Dainius Zubrus, Marek Zidlicky and Peter Harrold. The Devils want to get all of them signed prior to July 5 when they can hit the open market.
Devils, Patrik Elias still aren't talking | 05/17/2013 9:23 AM
NewsPatrik Elias and the New Jersey Devils haven't started contract discussions yet.
ImpactThe Devils have started talking to David Clarkson though. Both players are eligible for unrestricted free agency in July.
Devils' priority should be re-signing Elias | 05/04/2013 12:53 PM
NewsThere is a belief that the Devils will push hard to re-sign leading scoring Patrik Elias this off-season.
The Bergen Record
ImpactThe 37-year-old winger is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st but the Devils are so thin up front that losing Elias will be a huge blow to their offense. Stay tuned.
Elias isn't sure if he'll re-sign with Devils | 04/28/2013 9:27 AM
NewsPatrik Elias is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
New Jersey Online
ImpactElias would like to re-sign with the Devils, but nothing is certain. "I'm ready for anything," Elias said. "Sometimes the negotiations are not as easy as it seems." He is certain to attract attention if he hits the open market. He's a veteran leader with a wealth of playoff experience and still belongs on a scoring line. He had 14 goals and 36 points in 48 games this season.
Did Elias play last home game with Devils? | 04/26/2013 9:45 AM
NewsPatrik Elias might have played his last home game with the Devils.
New York Post
ImpactThe 37-year-old is an unrestricted free agent this summer. "I think they [the Devils' management] are already making decisions for next year," Elias said. "They have their right to take their time in making the decision. I don't know what's going to happen. It was great to get a win for the home crowd. We have great fans. I wish we were going back to the playoffs again. We're not and that's the way it goes." Elias has 36 points this season and would seem to have a good chance to finish his career with New Jersey.
Patrik Elias hopes to stay with Devils | 04/24/2013 11:11 AM
NewsPatrik Elias still isn't sure what will happen this summer when he is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent.
The Bergen Record
ImpactHe is New Jersey's all-time leader in goals (375), assists (553) and points (928), but there hasn't been any contract talks yet between him and the Devils. "I don't know what's going to happen, really," Elias admitted. "Sometimes you're hoping for something and it doesn't happen. I understand all sides of it - the business side of it, the ownership issues, and what the team has to do - and if it works out great. If it doesn't, life goes on. Unfortunately, it's a part of hockey." As a long-time New Jersey play it would be odd seeing him wear another sweater and Elias has made it known that he wants to stay.
Elias scores twice as Devils beat Panthers | 04/20/2013 3:47 PM
NewsPatrik Elias found the back of the net twice in New Jersey's 6-2 victory Saturday.
ImpactRyan Carter, David Clarkson, and Stephen Gionta each had a goal and an assist for the Devils. Dainius Zubrus scored his second goal of 2013. Travis Zajac registered two assists, giving him 18 points in 44 games this season.
Patrik Elias ends skid with goal in loss | 04/10/2013 10:30 PM
NewsPatrik Elias got a goal, but the Devils came up just short in their 5-4 loss to the Bruins on Wednesday night.
ImpactThe marker ended a scoring drought that lasted seven games. The crafty winger now has 11 goals and 31 points on the season, and despite being 36 years old, doesn't appear to be losing his offensive touch. Andy Greene, Matt D'Agostini and Travis Zajac had the other markers for the Devils.
No progress with UFA-to-be Patrik Elias | 04/09/2013 8:56 AM
NewsPatrik Elias hasn't held contract talks with the New Jersey Devils yet and he is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year.
Impact"If it had happened it would've been great, but it didn't happen," he said. "It's getting kind of late now." Elias has spent his entire career with the Devils and he's the franchise's scoring leader, so it's surprising that there hasn't been any movement in contract talks even though negotiations during the season are not something that GM Lou Lamoriello is typically known for. Elias would like to finish is career in New Jersey, but he has hinted at the possibility of heading elsewhere.
Patrik Elias gets assist in loss Monday | 04/01/2013 9:36 PM
NewsPatrik Elias registered an assist in the Devils' 3-1 loss to the Islanders Monday night.
ImpactElias registered 26 goals and 78 points in 81 games last season and greatly exceeded expectations in the process. He has also been productive in 2013 with 30 points in 36 games in this shortened season. He should be owned in 10-team leagues.
Patrik Elias fine after injury scare Weds. | 03/14/2013 10:44 AM
NewsPatrik Elias was slow to get up after going feet-first into the end boards during Wednesday's game versus Philadelphia.
The Bergen Record
ImpactHe was pushed down by defenseman Braydon Coburn, but insisted his time in the locker room was the result of an equipment issue. "I actually had my skates checked because I went with both of my feet into the boards and I just wanted to make sure my skates were OK," said Elias, who returned a couple minutes later and finished the game. Fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that he's fine. The 36-year-old forward has nine goals and 27 points in 27 contests.
Patrik Elias scores PPG in loss to Tampa | 03/05/2013 9:42 PM
NewsPatrik Elias scored a power-play goal in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to Tampa Bay.
ImpactHis sixth tally of the year was his first since Feb. 21. Elias entered the match with one assist in his previous five games, but he has been productive in 2013 with 23 points in 23 matches. Adam Henrique scored shorthanded for New Jersey's other score in the defeat.
Patrik Elias notches two points in win | 02/21/2013 11:45 PM
NewsPatrik Elias registered a goal and an assist in the Devils' 3-2 comeback win over Washington Thursday.
ImpactElias notched his fifth goal of the season, a shorthanded marker in the second period, and later drew an assist on Ilya Kovalchuk's game winner. Andrei Loktionov also scored his first goal as a member of the Devils in the victory.
Patrik Elias finishes with 3 points in win | 02/15/2013 10:36 PM
NewsPatrik Elias enjoyed a three-point night as the Devils took down the Flyers 5-3 on Friday.
ImpactElias scored and assisted and finished a plus-three. The veteran winger has 18 points on the season as he continues to defy the belief that players decline in their later 30s. David Clarkson, Alexei Ponikarovsky and Steve Bernier each had markers, while Travis Zajac had a goal and an assist. Ilya Kovalchuk finished with three helpers.
Patrik Elias gets 2nd straight 3-point night | 02/08/2013 12:17 AM
NewsPatrik Elias enjoyed another three-point night in New Jersey's 5-2 win versus Tampa Bay Thursday night.
ImpactElias racked up a goal and two assists in the contest after he posted three helpers against the Rangers on Tuesday. He now has 10 assists and 13 points in 10 games. Ilya Kovalchuk and Andy Greene had a goal and a helper apiece in the match.
Patrik Elias adds three more assists Tuesday | 02/06/2013 11:57 AM
NewsPatrik Elias generated three assists in New Jersey's 3-1 win over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.
The Bergen Record
ImpactThe 36-year-old veteran has scored just two goals in nine games this campaign, but he also has eight helpers. Elias and David Clarkson have been a great tandem for the Devils, on the second line, in 2013. Clarkson leads the team with seven goals and 12 points, while Elias is just behind him with 10 points.
Patrik Elias: Crosby embellished penalty | 02/02/2013 7:21 PM
NewsPatrik Elias thinks that Sidney Crosby embellished to draw a holding penalty during Saturday's game.
New Jersey Online
ImpactElias spent two minutes in the sin bin as a result. "I didn't disagree with the penalty. I didn't like the way he went down," Elias said. "I know I'm not that strong to throw him down. It made it look like I knocked his feet out." It didn't end up altering the outcome of Pittsburgh's 5-1 victory over New Jersey. In fact, the Devils netted a shorthanded goal while Elias was serving his time.
Patrik Elias reaches 900 career points | 01/28/2013 12:09 PM
NewsPatrik Elias reached the 900-point plateau in Sunday's overtime loss to the Montreal Canadiens.
The Bergen Record
ImpactHe posted a goal and two helpers in New Jersey's 4-3 defeat to hit the milestone total. "It's great," Elias said of the achievement. "I enjoy it and I enjoy doing it here in Montreal. It's a great hockey town and I always like to play here. So, it's a nice accomplishment." He is off to a strong start this year, with two goals and six points in four contests.
Devils far from satisfied after 3-0 start | 01/26/2013 10:53 AM
NewsThe Devils are 3-0, but they're far from complacent.
The Bergen Record
ImpactThey might not have the loaded lineup of other teams in the East, but it's this mentality and the team philosophy that makes them successful. "We're happy to be 3-0, but there's just a lot of things we've got to get better at," said Elias. "We haven't been able to dictate our game right from the get-go and that's something we have to get better at and, obviously, the penalties. We've got to stay out of the box because eventually we're going to run out of energy and if you give teams enough opportunities, you get burned on that. That's what happened."
Report: Devils, Rangers to meet four times | 01/12/2013 9:05 PM
NewsThe Devils and Rangers will play each other four times this season, according to The Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti.
The Bergen Record
ImpactUnder the set up for the condensed season, each team will play two of the teams in its division either four times or five times. On the bright side for fans of the Devils and Rangers, the two rivals will end the regular season against each other.
Henrique injury means Elias is center | 01/12/2013 11:28 AM
NewsUntil Adam Henrique recovers from left thumb surgery look for Patrik Elias to center the Devils' second line.
ImpactHenrique is due back at the end of January. Elias has played both wing and center in his career. However, as a second line pivot there is no chance he will be on the ice at the same time Travis Zajac and Ilya Kovalchuk are. He's slightly more valuable as a winger. Bear that in mind on draft day.
|Goals||2||vs. Fla||Apr 20||2|
|Assists||3||vs. NYR||Feb 5||2|
|Points||3||4 times-last:vs. Phi||last:Feb 15||3|
|Penalty Minutes||4||vs. Ott||Feb 18||4|
|Plus/Minus||3||vs. Phi||Feb 15||3|
|Power Play Goals||1||5 times-last:vs. Mtl||last:Apr 23||1|
|Power Play Points||2||vs. TB||Feb 7||2|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||at Wsh||Feb 21||1|
|Shorthanded Points||1||at Wsh||Feb 21||1|
|Shots||5||4 times-last:vs. Ott||last:Apr 12||7|
|Games||82||2 times-last: 2003-04 (NJ)|
|Penalty Minutes||58||1999-00 (NJ)|
|Power Play Goals||12||2008-09 (NJ)|
|Shorthanded Goals||3||2 times-last: 2003-04 (NJ)|
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