|1999-2000||New Jersey Devils|
|2002-2003||New Jersey Devils|
Elias spent his entire NHL career with the New Jersey Devils, who selected him in the second round (No. 51) of the 1994 NHL Draft. He owns New Jersey's career records for goals, assists and points in the regular-season and Stanley Cup Playoffs, and he's second to Jaromir Jagr in points scored by an NHL player born in the Czech Republic.
After playing with Kladno in the Czech Extraliga during the 1994-95 season, Elias came to North America in the fall of 1995 and excelled with Albany of the American Hockey League, earning a chance to make his NHL debut on Dec. 7, 1995. He spent most of 1996-97 with Albany, though he played 17 games with New Jersey and scored his first NHL goal against the Boston Bruins on Dec. 12, 1996.