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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)
Recorded points in back-to-back games for seventh time Mar. 26-28 (1g-1a-2pts)...Missed three games Mar. 14-20 (back spasms)...Appeared in 1,200th game Feb. 13 at Chi.; is 103rd player to reach the milestone...Scored 400th career goal Feb. 6 vs. Tor...Played in fourth All-Star Game Jan. 25 in Columbus; notched 2a...Registered points in season-high three straight games Jan. 9-16 (3a); also had points in three straight Oct. 9-14 (1g-2a-3pts)...Had goals in back-to-back games Feb. 17-20 (2g)...Posted 1g-2a-3pts Jan. 6 vs. Buf., including 600th assist & 1,000th point of NHL career...Registered 2a Nov. 15 vs. Col...Missed four games Dec. 23-31 (mumps) & five games Dec. 8-15 (groin)...2013-14: Finished 2nd on NJ with 18g-35a-53pts Appeared in 1,100th 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 NJ history.
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

For six months, it's a really good accomplishment. But as soon as April [11, the end of the regular season] comes around, no one thinks about the regular season anymore. For six months, it's a real battle to get into the playoffs in the NHL these days. There are a lot of good teams, and it takes consistency over a long time.

— Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau on clinching a playoff berth after a win against the Islanders on Saturday
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