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Patrik Elias | Center

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (39) / 4/13/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
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New Devils GM Ray Shero made it clear that he wants to keep Patrik Elias.
That came after Elias expressed a willingness to be traded if Shero wanted to go in that direction. "I think he's going to be a big part of this team next year and we'll see where that's going to take us," Shero said of Elias. "When I sit down and talk to him, I'll find out further his thoughts and things like that, but we did have a really nice talk on the phone and he is an interesting guy to talk to. I'll find out more about him and where he's at and what he thinks about next year and all those things. So, I'm looking forward to sitting down and talking with him." It wouldn't make much sense to trade Elias at this time anyways. The 39-year-old is coming off of a rough season and probably wouldn't net New Jersey much of a return as a consequence. Elias has spent his entire NHL career with the Devils, so it would seem counterproductive to move him now unless there was significant market value for him. May 22 - 10:53 AM

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Patrik Elias wants to stay with New Jersey, but he said it'd be okay if new GM Ray Shero wants to trade him.

Elias has a no-trade clause, so he has a say in the matter. "I guess it's up to him to kind of talk to me about it and let me know where he stands with me," Elias said of Shero. "Honestly, if he wants to change things around and this is not a place for me anymore, it's OK. It happens. And if he wants to keep me around and still be a part of the team, then I'll be more than happy." It would be surprising if the Devils traded Elias. Elias is coming off of a rough season and turned 39 in April, so his market value likely isn't that high right now. With that in mind, it's unlikely the Devils would get nearly enough to justify denying the lifetime Devils forward an opportunity to retire with the team. The circumstances might change around the trade deadline though if Elias bounces back, but the team continues to struggle.
May 19 - 9:58 AM

Patrik Elias will return to the Devils next season.

Elias turns 39 tomorrow and has one year remaining on his contract. "I don't know. Honestly, my health and how I feel will be factors," Elias said about another contract. "I'd love to play more, but there's got to be an interest in me. Hypothetically in 2016-17, if a team comes to me, whether it's the Devils or someone else, and says, 'We just want you for your experience and playing on the fourth line,' I don't think I'd go through another season just for that. It would be tough to do that even here.I still believe I have a couple more years left in me if I'm in the right situation. But every year takes a toll on your body and I still want to enjoy my life after. Sometimes you have to look at it and ask, 'Is it worth doing it?' " Elias ended the season with 34 points, his worst season since 1996-97 when he had five points in only 17 games.
Apr 12 - 8:11 AM

Patrik Elias recorded his 73rd career point against the New York Rangers when he sent home his 12th goal of the season in Tuesday's 4-2 loss.

Through 84 career games against the rival Rangers, he now has 23 goals and 73 points with four goals and 22 points coming with the man advantage. For the season he now has 33 points, his lowest total since tallying 18 goals and 37 points in his first full season of 1997-98.
Apr 7 - 10:34 PM

Patrik Elias scored the game winning shootout goal to give the Devils a 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens Friday night.

Elias was able to beat Dustin Tokarsi with a fancy deke to earn the Devils a victory over the Habs Friday night. Stefan Matteu and Reid Boucher scored regulation goals for their first goals of the season. Boucher also tallied a shootout goal in what stands out as his best game of his young career.
Apr 3 - 10:00 PM

With the New Jersey Devils mathematically eliminated, Patrik Elias realizes he's running out of chances to make the playoffs.

Elias is a two-time Stanley Cup winner, but with the Devils he has missed the playoffs in four of the last five campaigns. He will turn 39 on April 13. "I think no matter when, you want to be in the playoffs in your career, but especially towards the end you want to have the chance, no question about it," Elias said. "You want to have that last run and enjoy it like we did against L.A. that year (2012). It was a little bit unexpected, but we loved it. A lot of guys it was their first time and everybody soaked it in and that's what you miss."
Mar 30 - 9:25 AM

Patrik Elias netted a goal for the Devils, who fell 3-1 to the Hurricanes on Saturday night.

Elias’ power-play goal came at 11:03 of the first period. Between the Devils’ lack of high-end forwards and his age (38), Elias has had a very disappointing season. He has only 11 goals and 31 points in 62 games. The goal was his first since Feb. 20. Mike Cammalleri got the assist.
Mar 28 - 9:39 PM

After missing three games with back spasms, Patrik Elias returns to the New Jersey Devils lineup on Saturday.

Despite being an All-Star selection, Elias has been quiet this season, scoring 10 goals and 29 points in 58 games. He may look better with rest on Saturday, though.
Mar 21 - 4:57 PM

Patrik Elias (back) was on the ice Thursday.

That's a step in the right direction, but Elias still missed Thursday's practice. He's missed two straight contests due to back spasms and he'll be out for a third on Friday.
Mar 20 - 11:00 AM

Patrik Elias (back) isn't likely to play on Tuesday.

Elias missed Tuesday's morning skate on top of Monday's practice. He should still be regarded as day-to-day going forward.
Mar 17 - 11:17 AM

Patrik Elias (back) didn't practice Monday and it's uncertain if he'll play Tuesday.

He is listed as day-to-day after he missed Saturday's game with back spams. Elias hasn't been ruled out to play against Pittsburgh yet.
Mar 16 - 3:30 PM

Patrik Elias will be scratched with back spasms, and Michael Ryder will take his place in the lineup on Saturday versus the Coyotes.

It's been a difficult season to say the least for both veteran forwards. Elias has put up just 10 goals and 29 points while winning only 38% of his 536 faceoffs through 58 games this season. Meanwhile, Ryder has scored just six goals and 18 points himself through 44 games.
Mar 14 - 7:36 PM

Patrik Elias left Friday's practice before its conclusion due to back spasms.

Elias was visibly frustrated as he went off the ice, slamming his stick against the wall. He said afterwards that he's "good for now," but we're going to err on the side of caution and list him as day-to-day. He has 10 goals and 29 points in 58 games in 2014-15.
Mar 13 - 6:42 PM

Patrik Elias was never asked to waive his no-trade clause.

Elias said he's happy to remain in New Jersey, which has been his home for his entire 1,208 game NHL career. The 38-year-old forward has another year left on his contract and the trade speculation surrounding him will likely be more intense next season if the Devils once again fail to make the playoffs.
Mar 3 - 6:52 PM

Patrik Elias was the only goal scorer for New Jersey in a 2-1 shootout win over Buffalo Tuesday night.

The ninth of the season for the veteran winger came on a first period power play and was assisted by Marek Zidlicky and Adam Henrique. Elias's best day are certainly behind him and you can probably do better for the bottom of your roster.
Feb 17 - 10:32 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Travis Zajac
2Patrik Elias
3Jacob Josefson
4Pavel Zacha
LW1Adam Henrique
2Michael Cammalleri
3Tuomo Ruutu
4Ryane Clowe
RW1Kyle Palmieri
2Stephen Gionta
3Sergey Kalinin
4Jordin Tootoo
5Mike Sislo
D1Andy Greene
2Damon Severson
3Adam Larsson
4John Moore
5Eric Gelinas
6Jonathon Merrill
7Seth Helgeson
G1Cory Schneider
2Keith Kinkaid