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Patrik Elias tears up during Devils farewell

Family coming out to drop puck sparked tears for franchise's all-time leading scorer @NHLdotcom

After 20 seasons with the New Jersey Devils, the organization finally hit Patrik Elias, the franchise's all-time leader in goals, assists and points, with a surprise.

Elias, in front of his home crowd for the final time, was asked to take the ceremonial puck drop. Doing the honors on this night was Elias' wife Petra, and daughters Sophia and Kaila.

Video: NYI@NJD: Elias, family drop ceremonial first puck

Clearly emotional, Elias let out a tear or two as his family approached.

Elias was given a rousing ovation from the crowd at The Rock.

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