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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)
Named to All-Star Game for fourth time...Needs 1g to reach 400 in his NHL career...Had points in season-high three straight games Jan. 9-16 (3a); also had points in three straight Oct. 9-14 (1g-2a-3pts)...Recorded points in back-to-back games three times, most recently Jan. 3-6 (1g-2a-3pts)...Posted team season-high (tie) 1g-2a-3pts Jan. 6 vs. Buf., including 600th assist & 1,000th point of NHL career...Scored 1g & recorded GDG Dec. 19 vs. TB......Registered 2a Nov. 15 vs. Col...Missed four games Dec. 23-31 (mumps) & five games Dec. 8-15 (groin)...NJD's all-time leader with 399g/604a/1,003pts...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 NJD history...Had points in season-high six straight games Feb. 27-Mar. 8 (3g-6a-9pts)...Represented Czech Rep. at Olympics.
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

The fans love it, and it looked like they were having fun. It was great to see this city [Columbus]. They had been waiting a couple years for this game. They did it right.

— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos after the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Sunday