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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)
Missed game Dec. 23 vs. Car. (ill)...Needs 3g to reach 400, 1a for 600 & 4pts for 1,000 in NHL career...Scored fourth goal of season & recorded the GDG in the shootout Dec. 19 vs. TB...Missed five games Dec. 8-15 (groin)...Had points in two straight games Nov. 15-18 (1g-2a-3pts); recorded 2a Nov. 15 vs. Col...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 397g/599a/996pts; 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 Missed 17 games due to injury/illness Represented Czech Rep. at Winter 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

I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.

— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic