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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)
Franchise’s all-time leader with 393g/590a/983pts; also first with 108 PPG & 79 GWG…2013-14: Finished 2nd on the 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 (18)...Posted 16th career SHG Mar. 7 at Det.; needs one SHG to tie J. Madden for first in franchise history...Stats showed points in season-high six consecutive games Feb. 27-Mar. 8 (3g-6a-9pts); and points in five straight Dec. 4-13 (2g-4a-6pts)...Finished with 14 multi-pt. outings, including three season-high 3pt games: 3a Mar. 20 vs. Min., 1g-2a Feb. 27 vs. CBJ and 3a Nov. 20 at Ana...Two-point contests include two goals Jan. 26 vs. NYR at Yankee Stadium…Missed 17 games due to injury/illness…Represented Czech Republic at Winter Olympic Games in Sochi; had 1a in 3 games.
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.
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You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.

— Sharks general manager Doug Wilson on Brent Burns returning back to defense